Cranberry-Avocado Salad with Candied Spiced Almonds

This is the salad recipe that I came across with the Candied Spiced Almonds. It also has homemade dressing. Brent and I enjoyed this salad with a night in as the smoke outside was thick. We didn’t feel like breathing in a bunch of smoke. We made an inside date night instead. Enjoy this salad dressing and the salad as well!

Salad Dressing:
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons poppy seeds
1 1/2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoons dried mustard
1 tablespoon minced sweet onion
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup white balsamic vinegar
2/3 cup olive oil

Combine all ingredients and mix well.

Salad:
12 oz. mixed greens
1 small bunch of cilantro
2 avocados
3/4 cup dried cranberries
3/4 cup candied spiced almonds

Toss the greens, cilantro, avocados, and about 1/4 cup dressing in a large bowl.  Divide into 6 dinner sized plates or 8 side dishes. Sprinkle each salad with cranberries and almonds.

Enjoy!!!

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I am a Christ follower, wife to the most amazing guy, and a full time mommy which I wouldn’t trade for the world. I am a lover of photography and a wannabe world traveler. Sometimes I find myself in the kitchen cooking up a new recipe. I love sharing my adventures old and new with anyone that will listen.