Baby Green Balsamic Salad
by Jes Mostek
serves: 6
  Balsamic dressing over greens, bleu cheese, strawberries and almonds.
  1/2 c.   Balsamic Dressing
  1 (4 oz.) bag   mixed baby greens
  1 (4 oz.) pkg.   bleu cheese, crumbled
  1 c.   strawberries, sliced
  1/2 c.   slivered almonds
  1 T.   sugar
  1/4 tsp.   allspice (or cinnamon)
  Candy the almonds. Put the slivered almonds in a heavy-bottomed, dry skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle the sugar and allspice over the almonds. Stir every few seconds until the almonds are toasted and the sugar melts. When all of the sugar is melted, remove from heat and stir again to assure even coating. Transfer nuts to a small plate to cool.

Toss the baby greens with bleu cheese crumbles and the balsamic dressing.

Top with sliced strawberries and cooled candied almonds.