spinach salad with caramelized red onions, nectarines & almonds

I thought I'd post this salad recipe to remind me of the nicer warmer days of yore. Unlike what we got now. Cold and more snow.

And, we didn't shovel it. I have to tell you, we're the bad folks on the block. If it's not higher than a good 2 inches, we look the other way. The problems is we have a lot of retired folks in our neighborhood and they are out there at the crack of dawn to clear down their sidewalks. And they do such a great job that you actually have to wonder if it ever really snowed there. It's like the snow clouds missed their sidewalks and dropped it on ours. We haven't had any complaints yet thankyouverymuch. Maybe I can wish for the wind to blow it onto their sidewalks, huh?

So... this salad looks and tasted yummy. Caramelized anything is a good thing, no? It's nice because I serve it warm.

Warm... I miss warm. sniff sniff. Welcome winter.


spinach salad with caramalized red onions, nectarines & almonds

Baby spinach
1/2 red onion, cut into thin slices
1 ripe nectarine, cut into small segments
handfull of sliced almonds
1-2 Tbsp brown sugar

simple dressing:
balsamic vinegar
sugar to sweeten to taste

Saute onions with a little bit of oil in a pan. Add brown sugar. Add a little water if needed. Add nectarines to warm up and then almonds.

Spread it over spinach salad. Dress it with the simple balsamic dressing and serve.