Rhubarb Chutney Salad Dressing

Rhubarb Chutney Dressing

After compiling all the salad dressings I’ve shared  in the past, I was inspired to add to the list – and what a way to do it! This Rhubarb Chutney Salad Dressing scores on a couple of levels:

  • It uses my home-canned Spicy Rhubarb Chutney – it’s always fun for me to use what I’ve grown, harvested, and preserved as a basis for another recipe.
  • It’s awesome – as in sweet, tangy, and slightly spicy. Seriously, we’ve had it on regular green salads (yum) and a turkey-cranberry-feta salad (yes, please) and I’m waiting for some leftover chicken to make a chicken salad with it – doesn’t that seem like a great combination?

Rhubarb Chutney Salad Dressing

Since it’s mixed in a blender or food processor, it emulsifies into a creamy dressing – without any added mayo, cream, or yogurt. So this is a tasty option for those of you needing to be dairy-free.

Rhubarb Chutney Dressing on salad

Me? I’m just happy to have another dressing choice – and to have another way to enjoy our Rhubarb Chutney.

Oh, and if you didn’t make any rhubarb chutney last year, put it on your list to make this year for sure (it also manages to take a normal pork chop to a whole other level – I don’t know how, it just does), but you could use another chutney to make the dressing – I bet Addictive Tomato Chutney would make a great dressing. I just don’t want to try it, ’cause that would mean I’d have less to eat on all the things I now have to have it with!


Rhubarb Chutney Salad Dressing

  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 c. rhubarb chutney (or chutney of choice)
  • 1 Tb. Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tb. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne or Sriracha (or to taste for a slightly spicy dressing)- optional
  • 1/3 c. olive or walnut oil
  1. Combine the first five ingredients in a blender or food processor.
  2. Drizzle in the oil with the motor running, until the oil is completely incorporated.
  3. Will keep, refrigerated, for about 2 weeks.

Makes about 1/2 cup.


I’m sharing at: Weekend Wrap Up Party, Saturday Nite Special, Overflowing with Creativity


  1. mary w says

    I can a spicy pickled eggplant with Indian spices. When the jar is empty I made a basic vinegarette with the leftover juice. Spicy and fun over plain greens. I bet I could use the pickled eggplant in place of chutney in your recipe to make a creamy version. Yum!

  2. Chari says

    I love your site! You are a woman after my own heart. I grew up in a village in Alaska in the 50s (yes, the one that got 18 feet of snow last year and made national news for the first time ever!). You couldn’t run to the local market to get chi-chi bottle of “anything”. Many of the green practices of today were practiced in our town out of necessity. Recently, I ran out of salad dressing for our greens. I was too tired and my husband gave me that look when I suggested he might go to the store. So I mixed up Dijon, real mayo made with olive oil and pickle juice. You can add different spices such as thyme or chili powder, depending on what else you add to the greens. Basic items in my pantry.

    • says

      Thank you, Chari! And your salad dressings sounds wonderful – I always forget to use pickle juice in dressings, gotta remember that!

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