Strawberry, Rhubarb & Pear Salad

Change up the way to think of strawberries and rhubarb with this strawberry, rhubarb and pear salad with balsamic-herb dressing. It just might be your favorite spring salad!

Strawberry, Rhubarb & Pear Salad 1

When you hear the word “rhubarb” what is the first thing you think of? I bet most of your answered that with “strawberries” and most likely combined in a pie or crumble. Well it is time to open your horizons and welcome this strawberry-rhubarb salad into your world, tossed with pears, crumbled, goat cheese, pistachios and spring salad greens. I even made a balsamic-herb dressing to go with it. With all of those ingredients combined together, this salad quickly became one of my favorites. Sadly rhubarb has been difficult to find and may have to sit on the bench for round 2.

In other news I had a phone interview for a job the other day which lasted 1 hour and 45 minutes. I couldn’t believe it! Definitely did not feel like it took that long but at the same time was the most in depth phone interview I’ve had yet. But before all that happened I managed to screw up which time zone in which I currently reside. She told me 11:00 am central time and I reverted back to thinking I still lived in Memphis, so when 11:00 am came and went I was worried. I even sent an e-mail to check in and suggested other times I was available. Thankfully when my phone finally rang at noon eastern time she understood and we had a little laugh about it. Gotta find the humor in life!

Strawberry, Rhubarb & Pear Salad 2

One year ago: Strawberry Basil Gelato

Two years ago: Apricot White Chocolate Granola Bites

Three years ago: Chicken and Veggie Nuggets

STRAWBERRY, RHUBARB & PEAR SALAD

Serves 4-6

Ingredients:

SALAD

12 oz. spring mix lettuce

2 cups strawberries, hulled & sliced

2 stalks rhubarb, chopped

1 pear, cored & sliced (I used Woot Froot sliced pears)

1/2 cup shelled pistachios

1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese

BALSAMIC-HERB VINAIGRETTE

2/3 cup olive oil

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

2 Tbsp red wine vinegar

2 tsp brown sugar

1 tsp dried thyme and/or oregano

1/2 tsp Dijon mustard

2 cloves garlic, minced

Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, toss together all the salad ingredients. Set aside.
  2. In a jar with a lid (or small bowl), combine all the dressing ingredients. Cover and shake well (or whisk until combined). Taste and season with salt and pepper if needed. Drizzle over salads.
  3. Top salads with additional fruit, nuts, and/or cheese if desired.

Source: Adapted from Blahnik Baker.

Disclosure: I received Woot Froot for #Brunchweek. All opinions stated are my own.
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