Strawberry Salad with Brown Sugar Almonds

This was so good!!!! The combination of sweet and crunchy and fresh... perfect summer lunch!

1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 Tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup lemon juice use as much fresh as you can
2 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoon sugar
sprinkle ground ginger
1 bunch baby spinach washed
strawberries sliced
1 can mandarin oranges drained

Toast the almonds over medium heat, watching carefully so as to not burn until slightly browning. Make sure you move them around while toasting. Add butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Continue to cook, stirring frequently until brown sugar begins to bubble and stick to the almonds. Remove from heat and set aside.
Place the dressing ingredients in a jar and shake to combine or place in a bowl and whisk together.
Drizzle desired amount of dressing over the salad, toss everything together in a bowl, top with almonds and serve immediately.

If I have labeled a recipe as GlutenFree or Dairy Free but it appears to have those ingredients in it... that means the recipe is still delicious with substitutes/replacements. Ex: soy milk, lactose-free cheese, Bragg's liquid aminos (for soy sauce), all-purpose gluten free flour (Better Batter is my favorite), etc. Please check your individual ingredients to be sure they are GF or DF, if that is what you need.

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