Almonds are rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, which help keep blood vessels healthy, and eating a small handful of nuts a day can help reduce your risk of heart disease. Just make sure the nuts you eat aren’t salted or coated with sugar. Almonds in particular work well as an alternative for cheese, bacon bits or croutons in your salad.
- 2 tablespoons toasted sliced almonds
- 8 cups torn spinach leaves
- 1 red onion – thinly sliced and separated into rings
- ½ cup canned mandarin orange segments – drained
Honey mustard dressing:
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon orange juice
- To make the salad: In a large bowl, combine the spinach, onions, oranges and almonds.
- To make the honey-mustard dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together the mustard, honey, lemon juice and orange juice.
- Pour the dressing over the salad and toss gently to combine.