Sunday, May 13, 2012
Adding Almonds May Let You Reign In Spain
For many, warmer weather means eating lighter and healthier. Here's a quick, new recipe for a Summer Delight Salad. The sliced almonds help to give it a Mediterranean accent.
Summer Delight Salad
3/4 cup Sunkist® Almond Accents® Honey Roasted sliced almonds
8 cups torn spinach or mixed greens
1 (5-oz.) pkg. yellow teardrop tomatoes
1 cup quartered fresh strawberries
1/3 cup sliced red onion
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
raspberry vinaigrette dressing
In large bowl, toss half the Sunkist® Almond Accents® Honey Roasted sliced almonds and the next 4 ingredients. Arrange onto salad plates; top with blue cheese and remaining Sunkist® Almond Accents® Honey Roasted sliced almonds. Drizzle desired amount of dressing over salad.
Makes 4 to 6 salads.
Preparation Time: 10 min.
Almonds are nutrient dense, vitamin rich and have long been used to add flavor and crunch to dishes from different parts of the Mediterranean. Sunkist® Almond Accents® are dry roasted with no added oil and have no cholesterol, no saturated fat, and just 1-2 grams of carbohydrates per serving. And now, using almonds in any dish may earn five lucky contestants a trip to Spain.
A Culinary Adventure
A seven-day, six-night epicurean adventure for two to Barcelona, including round-trip airfare, hotel, optional cooking lessons, food and wine tastings, excursions to wineries and local food producers and guided tours of historic sites, is the grand prize in a contest that celebrates the variety, flavor and health benefits that dishes that use almonds have to offer.
A Slice Of Spanish Flavor
Sunkist® Almond Accents® will send five grand-prize winners of its Barcelona Culinary Sweepstakes on the all-expenses-paid trip for two to Barcelona, Spain.
Two hundred first prizes, consisting of a set of hand-painted, hand-thrown dishes, will also be awarded.