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Mizuna Salad with Apples and Candied Almonds

This salad is a great balance of flavors with the peppery greens, sweet and tart salad dressing, spicy nutty crunch from the nuts and the apples provide texture and freshness.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Continental
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 1357kcal


Spiced Almonds Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter softened
  • 2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Raz el Hanout this is a Morroccan spice blend that has both sweet and savory spices – you can substitute Baharat or Five-Spice Powder
  • 3 tablespoons liquid egg white or the egg white from 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 1/2 cups almonds

Apricot Balsamic Dressing Ingredients

Salad Ingredients

  • 1 apple cored and chopped, tossed in lemon juice to prevent oxidation (browning)
  • 4 cups Mizuna leaves
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 1/2 cup spiced nuts
  • 3 tablespoons Apricot Balsamic Dressing or more, according to preference


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Combine butter, sugar and Raz al Hanout in a bowl and mix well.
  • In another bowl, beat egg white and water until frothy. Add to sugar mix and stir to combine.
  • Add nuts and mix well, until thoroughly coated.
  • Line a baking sheet with a Silkpat (available at baking supply stores) or parchment paper.
  • Pour mix onto into and place in oven for 15 minutes. The egg whites may have separated. Mix back into the nuts. Stir and mix well. Bake for another 10 minutes.
  • Mix well and let cool.
  • In a bowl, combine preserves, vinegar, mustard and salt and mix well.
  • Using a whisk, slowly drizzle in the oil, while whisking constantly to form a homogenous dressing.
  • In a large bowl, combine the Mizuna, apple and tomato.
  • Add a few tablespoons of the almonds.
  • Add the salad dressing a little at a time, using only enough as needed to lightly coat the Mizuna leaves.


Only some of the almonds and the salad dressing are used in the salad recipe, so please note that the nutritional information does not take that into effect.


Calories: 1357kcal | Carbohydrates: 79g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 114g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 15g | Monounsaturated Fat: 78g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 1021mg | Potassium: 758mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 61g | Vitamin A: 980IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 236mg | Iron: 4mg
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