Spinach Salad With Candied Cashews

READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 5
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 300F (you can prepare your cashews several days ahead).
  • In a small saucepan, mix together cashews, sugar, and water over medium heat until sugar dissolves.
  • Cook and stir for about 15 minutes, or until mixture crystallizes.
  • Spread the cashews onto parchment paper on a baking sheet (season with salt now if needed).
  • Bake 15 minutes, then stir mixture.
  • Bake 15 minutes more, then cool cashews before storing in an airtight container (until needed).
  • Place spinach into salad bowl.
  • Top with hard cooked eggs, mushrooms, dried fruit, and candied cashews.
  • Juice the lemon.
  • Whisk together the lemon juice, salt, pepper, dijon mustard, and sugar, adjusting sugar to taste.
  • Slowly add olive oil and whisk until dressing emulsifies.
  • Serve dressing over salad as desired.
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