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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fresh spinach -- cleaned, stemmed, and dried
large stalks of rhubarb, cut diagonally into thin slices
water to cover
sweet red wine vinegar
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!!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Rhubarb Spinach Salad
Serving Size: 1/2 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 369
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