-1/4 c. minced onion
-3 T. apple cider vinegar
-3 T. white wine vinegar
-2 T. sesame seeds
-1/4 t. paprika
-3 T. sugar
-1/2 c. olive oil
-2 T. butter
-3/4 c. blanched slivered almonds (about 3 ounces)
-1 10- ounce bag ready-to-use spinach leaves (OR use your CSA spinach)
-2 medium-size red-skinned apples, quartered, cored & thinly sliced
Combine onion, cider vinegar, white wine vinegar, sesame seeds and paprika in small bowl. Mix in 2 tablespoons sugar. Gradually whisk in olive oil. Season dressing to taste with salt and pepper.
Melt butter in heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add almonds. Stir until almonds begin to color, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle remaining 1 tablespoon sugar over. Stir until sugar melts and begins to turn golden, about 2 minutes longer.
Transfer almonds to bowl and cool. (Dressing and almonds can be prepared 4 hours ahead. Cover separately and let stand at room temperature.)
Combine spinach and apples in large bowl. Toss with enough dressing to coat.
Mix in almonds. Serve salad, passing any remaining dressing separately. Enjoy!
From Bon Appétit, 6/97 and found on epicurious.com