bowl of fresh avocado spinach salad

Spinach Salad With Rhubarb Vinaigrette

Most people don’t quite know what to do with tart rhubarb except pair it with strawberries in a pie, but here it becomes a sweet/sour dressing to enhance another star of spring, baby spinach. You can find bagged, triple-washed spinach at the market, which makes it super convenient. This is an excellent entrée salad with protein from eggs, chicken, cheese, and pecans. The avocado and the oil provide healthy fat.
For more information about Spring vegetables checkout Embrace Spring's Bounty: FoodTrients Unveils Delectable Spring Vegetable Recipes for Health and Vitality.
[photo: Getty Images]
Print Recipe Pin Recipe


  • jar with tight- fitting lid



  • 2 cups chopped fresh or frozen rhubarb
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • ¾ cup avocado oil
  • 3 tablespoons grated onion
  • teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • 6 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 6 ounces cooked chicken breast, shredded
  • ½ cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 firm, but ripe avocado, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 - 2 hard-boiled large eggs, chopped
  • cup pecan pieces


  • In a saucepan, add 2 cups chopped rhubarb, ½ cup sugar, and ¼ cup vinegar. Combine and cook over medium heat until the rhubarb is tender, about 6 minutes. Discard the pulp, reserving about 6 tablespoons of juice.
  • Pour juice into jar, add ¾ cup oil, 3 tablespoons grated onion, 1½ teaspoons Worcestershire sauce, and ¼ teaspoon salt. Shake well. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Just before serving, combine salad ingredients in a large bowl. Add the dressing and toss to coat.


    About the Author

    Grace O from FoodTrientsOver a span of 30 years, Grace O has built an impressive record of business achievement, community building, philanthropy, and community service in California. Guided by her spirit of entrepreneurship and building on a model of generosity learned from her family, Grace has spent a lifetime helping people heal through food and medicine. Grace launched in 2010 where she shares age-defying superfoods from around the world and creates delicious recipes with them. Grace is the author of three award-winning cookbooks - The Age GRACEfully Cookbook: The Power of FOODTRIENTS to Promote Health and Well-being for a Joyful and Sustainable Life; The Age Beautifully Cookbook: Easy and Exotic Longevity Secrets from Around the World, and the multi-award-winning Anti-Aging Dishes from Around the World.