I wanted to include a version of charoset in my book, but I decided to take it a step further, so I created this charoset-inspired salad, with all of the flavors you expect to find: cinnamon, wine, nuts, apples, and more. During our photoshoot preparation, the kitchen support staff all raved about this salad and kept wanting to remake it just so they could enjoy it again and again.
- Cooking and Prep: 20 m
- Serves: 8
Prepare Candied Almonds
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
Heat a frying pan over medium heat. Add almonds, sugar, and cinnamon; cook for about five minutes, stirring frequently, until the sugar is dissolved — do not overcook or sugar will burn.
Spread the nuts in a single layer on prepared baking pan; set aside to cool.
Prepare the Dressing
Combine all dressing ingredients in a container; cover tightly and shake to combine.
Assemble the Salad
Add spinach, apples, dates and candied almonds to a large bowl. Just before serving, drizzle with desired amount of dressing (you will have extra); toss to combine.
Nuts can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for about a week.
Dressing can be prepared ahead and stored in the fridge for about a week.
1) Be careful when working with the candied almonds, as hot sugar can cause a painful burn.
2) This recipe makes a large amount of dressing. Keep any extra in the fridge and use it to dress salads all Pesach.
Reproduced from Perfect for Pesach by Naomi Nachman, with permission from the copyright holders ArtScroll/Mesorah Publications, LTD. Photography by Miriam Pascal.