Strawberry, Rhubarb & Pear Salad

by Erin

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

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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. Unfortunately, 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.

Before all that happened I managed to screw up the 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!

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Strawberry, Rhubarb & Pear Salad 2


Yield: 4-6 Servings Prep Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat



  • 12 oz. spring mix lettuce
  • 2 cups strawberries, hulled & sliced
  • 2 stalks rhubarb, chopped
  • 1 pear, cored & sliced
  • 1/2 cup shelled pistachios
  • 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese


  • 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


  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.
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Zainab May 25, 2014 - 2:41 pm

I need to find Rhubarb soon. I have never tried it and just can’t wait!! Love this salad. Pears sound like a great combination!

Dad May 24, 2014 - 2:55 pm

Guess what, now I found rhubarb in the Food Lion. I guess it is in season now.

spiffycookie May 24, 2014 - 11:40 pm

Ha! Figures. Stock up we should make more jam with rhubarb!

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar May 23, 2014 - 6:34 pm

Mmm so much goodness in this salad! Looks awesome!

Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) May 23, 2014 - 2:05 pm

This salad looks absolutely incredible!!

Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats May 23, 2014 - 1:02 pm

Ooooo I adore strawberry but I’ve never had it like this! What a great salad!


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