It is VERY easy being green.
So, a friend of mine passed me along a recipe for salad a few weeks ago. I have thought and thought about making it and I finally did today. I am SO glad I did. This is no wimpy salad but one that a dinner party could feast over. The prep is easy and when you are done a masterpiece is before you. I must add as well that the flavors in this dish with the toasted almonds are so well rounded (I learned that phrase from the show ‘Chopped)’. So let’s make it!
Get your spinach, wash it, dry it and put it on a big platter. Next, blanch your green beans-you want them tender but also with a bit of a crunch still. Place them on top of the spinach.
Toast your almonds, take them out of the pan and then add: olive oil, lemon juice, chicken stock, dijon, sugar, zest, and heat them up in the pan. Now for the fun part. Sprinkle half the toasted almonds on the salad and then drizzle the delightful concoction you have made on the stove over the whole salad. Sprinkle the remaining almonds and bow 4 times before your creation. Find the recipe in salads.