Rhubarb Spinach Salad

Rhubarb Spinach Salad

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  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    15 m
  • Ready In

    35 m
Chef Matt
Recipe by  Chef Matt

“This is a sweet, tangy salad with slightly wilted spinach. It comes together super fast and easy, with great results! I used a cranberry sugar vinegar that I made, but you could try red wine vinegar, too. ”

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Original recipe yields 2 servings



  1. Arrange the spinach leaves on a platter.
  2. Place the rhubarb in a skillet with enough water to cover by 1 inch; add the sugar. Bring the rhubarb to a gentle boil over medium-low heat and simmer until the sugar has dissolved and the rhubarb is lightly cooked, about 2 minutes. Remove the rhubarb with a slotted spoon and distribute over the spinach.
  3. Stir the vinegar into the liquid left in the skillet, raise heat to medium, and bring to a boil. Return heat to medium-low and cook until the liquid has reduced to about 3/4 cup, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat, whisk in the olive oil, and pour the hot dressing over the spinach and rhubarb to wilt the lettuce. Divide salad between 2 plates; serve warm.

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Well, the first time I made this recipe it didn’t turn out that well. I liked the idea of it so much though, that I decided to try again, with some tweaks. The first time I used ¾ cup rhubarb and 1 ½ cups water and reduced the water/sugar down to ¾ cup, like the recipe states. This ended up with way too much watered-down dressing! So the second time, I used ¾ cup rhubarb and ¾ cup water. I still cooked the rhubarb for 2 minutes and then removed and put it on the spinach, like the recipe states. It also doesn’t hurt to leave a few pieces of the rhubarb in the water. I simmered the water down to ¼ cup (about 10 minutes) – this made it more of a syrup with a more concentrated rhubarb flavor. I also reduced the vinegar and olive oil to better proportions. While the water/sugar simmered (without the vinegar), I combined 3 Tbsp. olive oil and 1 Tbsp. vinegar in a container with a lid. I then took the reduced rhubarb water and poured it in the container and shook vigorously, then poured it over the salad. Much better! As written, this is a 3-star recipe. With my changes, definitely 5-star! I will make this again! I’ve written up a custom version of this recipe so you can see my changes. **UPDATE: I made this again tonight and decided to serve it cold. I chilled the cooked rhubarb and dressing, then tossed it with the spinach and some blue cheese, bacon bits and walnuts. Yum!



This salad sounded a bit bizzaar, but since I had an abundance of spinach and rhubard, I tried it. Wow, it was great-even the hubby said I could make this one again!!!

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Amount Per Serving (2 total)

  • Calories
  • 496 cal
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 41 g
  • 63%
  • Carbs
  • 32.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 95 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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