To candy the almonds, just place 1 cup of sliced almonds and 6 Tbsp of sugar in a medium saucepan. Stir over medium-high heat just until the sugar is completely dissolved and then immediately remove from heat. Place the almonds in a single layer on wax paper to cool for 30-40 minutes.
To make the dressing, mix all of the ingredients together (I usually do this in a blender bottle because it's easy to keep shaking and also to pour from). Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Right before serving, assemble salad ingredients in a large bowl. I like to serve my dressing on the side so that you can add as much as you like, but you could go ahead and add to the salad right before serving if desired. You can also add mandarin oranges, blackberries, blueberries, kiwi - the more fruit the better!