Combine all of the ingredients for the dressing in a mason jar. Shake well until the sugar is dissolved and the dressing is combined.
To Make the Salad
Combine all the ingredients for the salad in a large bowl. Very lightly dress the salad right before serving, reserving the rest of the dressing on the side for people to add more.
To toast almonds place a small skillet over low heat. Spray lightly with cooking spray. Add almond slices and stir often until desired level of toasted-ness, about five minutes. Cool before adding to the salad.