Do you know what I love? Fresh vegetables! And the more unusual the better. Rhubarb seems to be everywhere but no one really knows what to do with it. It’s tart and people often describe it as a good replacement for cranberry. It’s native to China but is grown in Pennsylvania.
I could go on and on about how interesting this plant is! But let’s get to cooking with it. Here are 20, yes 20, recipes both sweet and savory that all use rhubarb as a main ingredient. In this round up you will find cocktails, appetizers, traditional and non-traditional desserts.
So let’s get to these delicious rhubarb recipes!
Fried Avocado Tacos with Strawberry & Rhubarb Salsa
I have never seen anyone create fried avocado so perfectly! But what’s really unique about this recipe from Cravings in Amsterdam is the ingredients in the Strawberry Rhubarb salsa. Yum!
Custard Yo-Yos with Rhubarb Buttercream
Sorry to be confusing but this photo osby The Food Collective and it’s just too gorgoeus to ignore! But you can find the full recipe from adorable blogger Hummingbird High. It’s a two in one!
Roasted Rhubarb & Strawberry Pots
Speaking of the Food Collective, here’s a full recipe from that blog. These are yogurt pots that are paired with ginger cookies, strawberries, and of course rhubarb! Aren’t they cute?
Roasted Rhubarb Brie Sandwich
I’m in sandwich heaven. Rhubarb’s intense flavor pairs so well with cheese and bread. This sandwich is a must.
The Rhubarb 75
The ribbon of rhubarb swirled through the glass is irresistible. I love a good French 75 and including rhubarb gives it a contemporary twist.
Refrigerator Rhubarb Pickles Recipe
This pickle recipe uses apple cider vinegar which will certainly be delicious in addition to star anise, cloves, and chili!
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches
I’ve died and gone to rhubarb heaven. These ice cream pies may be the most gorgeous recipe here and are sure to be a summer crowd pleaser.
Rhubarb Rose Upside Down Cake
This recipe shows off the shape and color of rhubarb. It’s gorgeous red tall stalks make the perfect rose.
Raspberry Rhubarb Sorbet
For something light and refreshing this sorbet recipe is a must. It only uses honey as a sweetener!
Strawberry Rhubarb Stuffed French Toast
With this recipe, make a strawberry rhubarb compote that’s placed between two pieces of bread and made into french toast. This would be a breakfast surprise.
Crispy Rhubarb Lemon Chicken Bake
Rhubarb pairs with savory dishes just as well as sweet! Not only is this dish gorgeous but it’s also a 1 pot meal. Easy peasy!
Vanilla Porridge with Strawberry Rhubarb Compote
Did someone say breakfast? Michaela, the creator of this recipe recommends making double the strawberry rhubarb compote so you can top your ice cream, cakes, and other foods with it too.
Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Pie
In this recipe, create a flaky butter crust, stuff it with jammy strawberry and rhubarb and top it with a brown sugar crumble topping. Recommended served with vanilla ice cream for layers of sweet goodness.
Rhubarb Salad with Fennel & Goat Cheese
This rhubarb is honey glazed and roasted for a sweet-tart balance! This salad is full of healthy ingredients that will make crunching fun.
Roasted Rhubarb Flatbread with Ricotta Cheese, Honey, and Mint
This flatbread is an ombre rainbow of rhubarb! The author Abra notes that you could swap the rhubarb for strawberries, peaches, raspberries, or plums. What a versatile recipe.
Gluten Free Almond Rhubarb Cake
Here is the first gluten free dessert on this list – well second if you count the sorbet! It replaces glutenous flour with almond flour. It adds rhubarb in the cake with cardamom and yogurt in addition to a topping with sliced almonds.
Rhubarb Fizz Cocktail
This cocktail gets it’s pink color from the rhubarb vanilla simple syrup that can be stored in the fridge for several weeks. Then just add to gin and Prosecco for an easy to drink cocktail!
Rhubarb, Chèvre and Caramelized Onion Grilled Cheese
This grilled cheese is anything but ordinary! In this recipe, the rhubarb is first roasted and then the sandwich is skillet fried – just like you are used to. This is the sandwich of my dreams.
Shredded Brussels + Kale Salad with Rhubarb & Grilled Orange
You had me at grilled orange. The ingredients of this salad are mesmerizing. It also includes a citrus tahini dressing, almonds, hemp seeds and it includes a quick recipe for vegan parmesan cheese.
Strawberry Lime Rhubarb Slab Pie
Last but certainly not least, this Strawberry Rhubarb Pie is almost a classic! But I bet you’ve never seen one as beautiful as this.
So which rhubarb recipe are you going to try? Tell us in the comments and happy feasting!
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