When rhubarb is in abundance, it’s good to have some ideas on hand to enjoy this ruby-coloured vegetable.
And there are many ways to incorporate rhubarb into your cooking repertoire!
Its tart flavour pairs well with sugar, honey and other sweeteners, making it popular in sweet desserts, chutneys and sauces, drinks and even savoury dishes.
Below, I’ve got 20 of the best rhubarb recipes from around the web to help you get creative in the kitchen with this popular-again vegetable.
But first, a few facts about rhubarb:
- Another reason to eat rhubarb (apart from its flavour) is its nutritional value – rhubarb is a good source of vitamins C and K, fibre and calcium and also contains antioxidants.
- When buying rhubarb, look for firm, crisp stalks with good colour, and keep in mind it can generally be stored in the fridge for up to a week.
Note: Do not eat the leaves of rhubarb, they contain toxic compounds.
- Rhubarb is widely cultivated in temperate regions around the world and can be harvested at any time of the year provided the stems are big enough to use (about the thickness of a finger). It is less abundant in winter.
Another popular dish, this is an old-fashioned recipe that uses cornflakes in the crumble.
Enjoy it served with custard – store bought or homemade.
Perfect on pancakes, pastries and more, this compote combines the flavours of two favourite red ingredients.
A secret ingredient adds to the wonderful flavour combination.
Pretty as a picture, this recipe gives a rhubarb twist to the classic upside down cake.
Follow the instructions to recreate this gorgeous dessert.
Get the recipe here.
Ribs, chicken, steaks… enjoy this sauce with all kinds of BBQ’d meats.
A wonderful way to enjoy rhubarb, you can find the recipe here.
10. Rhubarb Chutney
Serve it up on a fancy grazing platter (to make it all the more fancier) or enjoy it on a toastie.
You’ll love this unique chutney which is quite simple to prepare.
A delicious jam you can enjoy for months, this recipe has a few secret ingredients and doesn’t require pectin.
14. Rhubarb Galette
This pretty dessert is easy to whip up and is perfect served with custard or ice cream.
A classic English dessert with a tangy rhubarb twist.
Easy to prepare, this is sure to be a hit.
18. Rhubarb Tarts
These easy rhubarb tarts are the perfect party food.
Made with store bought tart shells and just a few other ingredients.
Known as Rabarbrakake in Norway, this rhubarb cake is simple and delicious.
Enjoy it with ice cream or whipped cream.
Do you know another great way to enjoy rhubarbs that isn’t listed here?
Add your idea or rhubarb recipes in the comments below!