I'm nuts about berries on my salad! This Berry Salad with Candied Cinnamon Almonds is a delight! It is so refreshing, packed with nutrients, and has a fun twist with the cinnamon almonds. Top it with your favorite poppyseed dressing and feta and I guarantee you will have a lunch to remember. Each flavor is bursting with the taste of summer.
Making Candied Cinnamon Almonds
I absolutely love nuts! These Candied Cinnamon Almonds are no exception. They are coated with a touch of sugar and cinnamon. The cinnamon and sugar isn't too overpowering so they maintain their delicious almond flavor we all love. These almonds are also the perfect texture. I've have candied almonds that feel like they could break your teeth, these Candied Cinnamon Almonds are not like that.
Making the almonds is super simple! First, in a small saucepan, you are going to add the water, sugar, and cinnamon together. Stir to get any sugar clumps out. Bring the sugar water mixture to a boil and add in almonds. Keep boiling and stirring. Watch carefully because as soon as the water is completely evaporated, quickly transfer the almonds to a prepared baking sheet lined with either parchment paper or a silicone mat. The almonds should look well coated. Let the almonds cool and enjoy on your salad, or a delicious snack.
Watch each step carefully. It is a small amount of liquid and each step will happen quickly.
Assembling Berry Salad with Candied Cinnamon Almonds
The best part about this Berry Salad is how easily it all comes together. First you are going to have a bed of greens. My Favorite greens to use are spinach leaves, or a mixture of spinach leaves and romaine lettuce. I think they pair best with the taste of berries, almonds, and poppyseed dressing.
After you have a bowl of leafy greens, top it with cut strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries.
The next addition to your salad will be the candied cinnamon almonds. Once those are one on, toss your salad with you favorite poppyseed dressing. My personal favorite is Newman's Own Poppy Seed Salad Dressing.
Last, top with feta cheese for the perfect combination of flavor.
Serve as a side salad or make it a main dish for the perfect lunch!Print