Spinach Salad w/ Dates & Almonds

Spinach Salad w/ Dates & Almonds

I’ve had a lot of salads in my life so I feel like I can say (with some authority) that this salad ranks high up there as one of the best salads I’ve ever made. It has everything I love in a salad— onions that aren’t too sharp & potent, sweetness from dried fruits (dates!), crunchy almonds (that almost taste like bacon!) and crunchy flavorful carby pita chips!

Who doesn’t love a salad that has toasted bread in it?!!  All of the flavors here marry into something remarkable. You might find yourself making this twice…or three times in one week.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 4-5 Medjool dates, quartered length-wise
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 small pitas, roughly torn into 1 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup whole raw/unsalted almonds
  • 2 teaspoons sumac
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 6 oz. baby spinach leaves
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon
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