Sheet Pan

Roasted Rhubarb and Mango Salad

May 19, 2011
Author Notes

Since it's spring and rhubarb is in abundance, I decided to try using it in a savory way (not that there's anything wrong with rhubarb custard pie, quite the contrary!). I wanted to balance the tart with some sweet, though, and mangoes came to mind. The result is a very fresh, flavorful and pretty salad. —BlueKaleRoad

  • Serves 4 generously
Ingredients
  • 3/4 pound rhubarb, diced in 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 mangoes, diced
  • 1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 avocadoes, diced
  • 4 ounces pistachios, toasted
  • 1 head butter lettuce
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/8 cup fresh mint, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Toss the rhubarb, 1 tablespoon olive oil and honey in a bowl. Spread evenly on a sheet pan and roast in the oven for about 8-9 minutes until soft but still holding its shape. Set aside to cool.
  2. In a large salad bowl, tear up the head of butter lettuce. Add the mangoes, green onions, avocadoes, pistachios and cooled rhubarb.
  3. In a covered glass jar or small bowl, shake or whisk the lemon juice, olive oil, mint, salt and pepper together until emulsified.
  4. Toss salad with dressing and serve.

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