This recipe for Strawberry Rhubarb Salad is sponsored by CK Mondavi and Family. All opinions are my own.

Summer is the time for salads and picnics and this Strawberry Rhubarb Salad is the perfect addition to your menu this summer! A new and delightful rhubarb recipe that is easily portable!

Strawberry Rhubarb Salad on a seashell plate with CK Mondavi Sauvignon Blanc pairing

Strawberry Rhubarb Salad

Because I love strawberry and rhubarb so much, I knew that I wanted to find something new that would serve as a salad side dish or even as a rhubarb dessert recipe. When it comes to summertime picnics or gatherings I always like to take something different. And, this Strawberry Rhubarb Salad turned out to be the perfect thing to make and take this summer!

Often times I like to take a couple of special treats on a picnic, one recipe I love to bring along is our favorite Low Carb Cheesecake Fruit Dip and would be another great addition to your picnic basket!

Overhead view Strawberry Rhubarb Salad on a seashell plate with sauvignon blanc bottle of wine and a class of wine poured behind the salad

FAQ’s about Keto Rhubarb Recipes

Are Rhubarb Recipes Good for the Keto Diet?

Rhubarb is not rich in essential nutrients, but it is rich in Vitamin K, a vitamin that can be lacking when following the Keto diet. It is low in calories and high in fiber, and a great fit for the Keto diet all around!

Can I make this recipe with frozen rhubarb?

You can freeze rhubarb, however, this particular recipe requires fresh rhubarb. Once frozen, Rhubarb takes on a different texture and you need to start this recipe with a firm stalk.

Is green rhubarb ok to use in this recipe?

Green rhubarb is completely edible. It tastes the same as the red variety. The only difference is the color.

Is the rhubarb in this salad recipe sweet?

The rhubarb is steeped in sweetened water. However, the end product is only subtly sweet. It has a tartness that will be complimented by the other ingredients in this rhubarb salad recipe.

How long will this rhubarb salad last in the refrigerator?

This is made with fresh ingredients that will break down after a couple of days. This salad is best eaten within 2-3 days.

ingredients for Strawberry Rhubarb Salad Recipe

Assembling your Strawberry Rhubarb Salad

Making this salad is very simple! What I love about this salad, is your also making a syrup that not only is utilized in this rhubarb recipe, but can also be used to make other recipes, such as this Rhubarb Martini!

Simply start by removing the leaves from your rhubarb, and then washing the stalks under cold running water.

rhubarb in saucepan simmering

Next, the rhubarb will need to be steeped in your sweetened water bath. Bring the water to a boil, then place the rhubarb pieces in the hot sweetened water.

Let it simmer about 30 seconds, then turn the heat off, cover the saucepan with a lid, and then, let it steep for 15 minutes. At the end of 15 minutes, your rhubarb should resemble the photo below.

Steeped Rhubarb in a glass bowl

Once the rhubarb has cooled, you will be ready to assemble the salad dressing. And, it’s really very easy and simple to put together!

You just need a little pineapple syrup, the rhubarb syrup that you steeped your rhubarb in, some lemon juice, and fresh chopped mint. This will all be poured over the strawberry rhubarb salad, and then refrigerated.

The strawberries and steeped rhubarb will be tossed together in a large bowl, then the rhubarb syrup dressing will be poured over top and tossed with the fresh mint. At this point, you can store your salad in the refrigerator until you are ready to pack it up for your picnic!

When you are ready to consume the salad, a sprinkling of chopped roasted and salted macadamia nuts finish it off, adding another texture and a little salty nuttiness to the strawberry rhubarb salad!

Tips for a successful Strawberry Rhubarb Salad Recipe

  • Be sure to not simmer or steep the rhubarb for too long. If you do, the rhubarb will begin to break down and become more of a sauce.
  • Remove the rhubarb from the hot water with a slotted spoon and place in a bowl to cool.
  • Let the Rhubarb cool completely. Then, assemble the salad.
  • Skip the lemon juice and use some CK Mondavi and Family Sauvignon Blanc instead!

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Picnic Perfect Recipes!

If your like me and love portable recipes that are perfect for picnics, then you may also enjoy this recipe for Broccoli Salad! This is one of my most popular recipes on the website and its SO delicious! I am also looking very forward to making this Summer Cucumber Salad with Spicy Vinaigrette Dressing for our next outing!

Strawberry Rhubarb Salad

A refreshing salad that is lightly sweetened in a sugar-free syrup.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Keto Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Rhubarb, Rhubarb Recipes, Strawberry Rhubarb Salad
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 107kcal


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup Swerve Granulated Sweetener
  • 2 cups Rhubarb cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 tbsp Jordan's Skinny Pineapple Syrup
  • 1 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 cups fresh strawberries quarted
  • 1/2 cup roasted chopped macadamia nuts
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves


  • To Make the Syrup
  • Stir together water and sweetener in a small saucepan over medium-high; bring to a boil, and cook, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves.
  • Add rhubarb to pan; cook 30 seconds.
  • Remove pan from heat. Cover and let stand until rhubarb is tender-crisp, about 15 minutes.
  • Remove rhubarb with a slotted spoon, reserving rhubarb syrup.
  • To Make the Salad
  • Stir together skinny pineapple syrup, lemon juice, and 2 tablespoons rhubarb syrup in a large bowl.
  • Add rhubarb, strawberries, and mint; stir gently to combine.
  • Just before serving, sprinkle with macadamia nuts.
  • Serve at room temperature or chilled. 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Sodium: 4mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Roxana May 22, 2019 at 10:44 pm - Reply

    This salad looks fantastic, and I can’t wait to give it a try when our weather warms a bit more. I do have a question about the nutrition counts. I don’t see how this can possibly be zero net carbs. Strawberries are not zero net. Is this correct? Thanks for checking.

    • Shelby Law Ruttan May 23, 2019 at 6:53 am - Reply

      Hi Roxana, Thank you for bringing this to my attention! I went back to MyFitnessPal and checked everything (I went by the brands I use) You are correct, the Macadamia nuts that was checked was not correct, (the fiber was calculated incorrectly) so, this is actually 3 net carbs per serving.

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  3. Betsy Cohen May 28, 2019 at 9:56 pm - Reply

    This salad is beautiful and I can taste the flavors from here. It will pair perfectly with CK Mondavi wines!!

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    This looks so fun. I have never tried rhubarb so this is a recipe I can’t wait to try.

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