Cranberry Avocado Salad with Candied Spiced Almonds & Sweet White Balsamic Vinaigrette

Ingredients

DRESSING:

  • ½ cup sugar (60g)
  • 1½ tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1½ tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons dried mustard
  • 1 tablespoon minced sweet onion
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup white balsamic vinegar (120 ml)
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil (70 ml)
  • ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil (70 ml)

SALAD:

  • 12 ounces baby spinach, arugula, field greens (340g)
  • 1 small bunch cilantro, washed and dried, leaves removed whole from stems
  • 2 medium avocados, peeled and halved
  • 1½ cups dried cranberries (115g)
  • 1½ cups candied spiced almonds (115g) recipe to follow

CANDIED SPICED ALMONDS:

  • 5 cups almonds, sliced, or a 1 pound package (600g)
  • ½ cup sugar (100g)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoons smoked paprika or more to taste
  • Sea salt

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