Cook pasta according to package directions.
While pasta is cooking, remove stems from spinach, if desired. In a large bowl, combine spinach and apricots; set aside.
In a 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook and stir garlic in hot oil until golden brown. Stir in vinegar. Bring to boiling; remove from heat. Add spinach mixture. Return to heat and toss mixture in skillet for 1 minute or until spinach is just wilted.
Mix pasta and salad mix. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with almonds. Serve immediately.