Strawberry Rhubarb Dressing or Dip

by Janie Gardener

Published: Wed, 01 Apr 2015
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"Flavor-wise I think the mango wasn't needed. It really depends on the berries. Had my berries not been sweet, it would have needed the mango. And, oh my, the spinach really takes it to another level."
– Karen from our office who made this to photograph



Discover the excitement rhubarb can bring into your culinary pursuits with this dressing that also works as a dip. Three versions included, one of which is overt-fat-free!

Bonus hors d’oeurvres idea included.
Ingredients (Adjust amounts and proportions to taste and desired texture):

1 C strawberries
1 C chopped rhubarb stems (no leaves), fresh or frozen
1 Tbsp tahini
optional: ~1/4 C chopped mango for more smoothness and less tart/sour, or instead of tahini


Dressing versions 1 and 2 served on spinach.

Equipment:

blender
knife and cutting board
serving dish, bowl, or other container for salad
serving container for dressing (if not served on salad)

Pick a Version:

Version 1:
Blend rhubarb, tahini, and 1/2 of strawberries. Gradually add the rest of strawberries to desired consistency. Dressing is generally thinner than dip.

Version 2:
Start with Version 1 (step 1), and gradually add mango to desired smoothness, taste, and consistency.

Version 3 (Over-Fat-Free):
Blend strawberries and rhubarb, then gradually add mango to desired smoothness, taste, and consistency.

Pick a Serving Style:

Dressing:
Serve on baby spinach for a color and taste treat. It works on any salad greens as well.

Dip:
Serve in bowl for dipping. A nice party platter could include strawberries, pineapple, mango, cucumber, carrots, celery. Stick to acid or sub-acid fruits and vegetables for best digestion. Use the lists in the reference guide of acid and sub-acid fruits for more options.

Hors D’oeurvres:
Make as a thick dip. Slice acid or sub-acid fruits and/or vegetables (see Dip above) into discs or similar shapes, and dollop a bit of dip on each. Arrange on a platter and serve.




Additional Resources

Retreats:

Cultivate Your Inner Chef

Practical Skills To Thrive

Books:

Simply Delicious Fall Retreat Menu
Simply Delicious SALADS and SLAWS
Simply Delicious DESSERTS
Simply Delicious SOUPS