17 tasty and tangy Rhubarb Recipes

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Rhubarb is a tangy vegetable that adds a unique, tart flavor to both sweet and savory dishes. Here are 17 delicious rhubarb recipes to help you make the most of this hardy perennial.

And once it is ready to harvest, you’ll usually have a lot of it to use up, so these recipes will help you decide how to put it to good use.

Rhubarb Recipes

Which of these will you make tonight?

18. Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Strawberry rhubarb pie
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie. Photo credit: Sally’s Baking Addiction

Strawberry and rhubarb are an amazing combo, and this classic strawberry/rhubarb pie combines a flaky crust with a sweet and tart filling made from fresh rhubarb and strawberries.

Serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a perfect dessert.

Recipe: Sally’sBakingAddiction.com

17. Rhubarb Crisp

rhubarb crips
Rhubarb Crips (Photo credit: KevinIsCooking.com)

Do you have a lot of fresh rhubarb that you want to use up? Well, this rhubarb and buttery oat crisp is a great way to use up a couple pounds of it.

This simple dessert is delicious with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Recipe: KevinIsCooking.com

(I recently read that the difference between a “crisp” and a “crumble” is that a crisp contains oats that “crisp” up during baking whereas a crumble doesn’t contain oats. But most people use these terms interchangeably now. Reference. )

16. Rhubarb Rosemary Ice Cream Float

rhubarb ice cream float
Rhubarb rosemary float (Photo credit: TheMerryThought.com)

Did you notice how I said the two above rhubarb desserts would be good with vanilla ice cream?

Well, the folks at TheMerryThought.com took it a step further and made an ice cream float featuring rhubarb and rosemary.

Intriguing right?

Check out the recipe here.

15. Rhubarb Jam

rhubarb jam

Want to enjoy your rhubarb throughout the year? With your own homemade rhubarb jam you can enjoy the tangy and sweet taste even in the dead of winter.

Here is an easy to follow recipe from SavoringTheGood.com

There are lots of variations and flavor combinations such as strawberry-rhubarb jam and blueberry-rhubarb jam.

14. Rhubarb Compote

rhubarb compote
Rhubarb compote (Photo credit: ABeautifulPlate.com)

Want to add some sweet tartness to your pancakes or yogurt? Try making a rhubarb compote.

You can cook rhubarb with a bit of sugar, water, citrus peels and vanilla until it breaks down into a chunky sauce.

Then serve it over yogurt, pancakes, ice cream or cheesecake.

To follow a simple recipe, check this one out from Laura at ABeautifulPlate.com

13. Rhubarb Muffins

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Rhubarb muffins (Photo credit: SpendWithPennies.com)

Don’t these look like a tasty way to start your morning!

If you love muffins, and you have some fresh rhubarb you want to use up, check out this rhubarb muffins recipe from SpendWithPennies.com

12. Rhubarb Sauce

For rhubarb, it isn’t all about desserts.

You can simmer rhubarb with sugar and a bit of orange juice to make a versatile sauce that pairs well with pork, chicken, or fish.

To follow a recipe and to get the right quantities, check out this recipe from Epicurious.

11. Rhubarb Strawberry Lemonade

rhubarb lemonade
Photo credit: PaleoLeap.com

Make a refreshing rhubarb strawberry lemonade that you’ll enjoy sipping this summer as your friends look on and wonder, “Where did you get that great idea?”

And you can point them toward the recipe at PaleoLeap.com

10. Rhubarb Strawberry Bars

rhubarb strawberry bars
Rhubarb and Strawberry Bars (Photo credit: Sally’s Baking Addiction)

Want to create a hand-held dessert that is perfect for picnics or potlucks?

Give these Rhubarb Strawberry Bars from Sally’s Baking Addiction a shot.

9. Rhubarb Shortbread Bars

rhubarb shortbread bars
Rhubarb Shortbread Bars (Photo credit: KevinIsCooking.com)

Here is another take on a rhubarb bar, but this one has shortbread as the base and a layer of whipped ricotta before being topped with poached rhubarb.

Want to try this at home? Check out this recipe from KevinIsCooking.com

8. Rhubarb Sorbet

Want a sweet and tangy frozen treat to cool you off after a long summer day?

Check out SimplyRecipes.com for tasty-looking rhubarb sorbet recipe.

7. Rhubarb Chutney

rhubarb chutney

Cook rhubarb with onions, vinegar, and spices to make a savory chutney that pairs wonderfully with cheese or roasted meats.

Reference: Check out this recipe from Caroline’s Cooking

6. Rhubarb Bread

Did you know you can make bread featuring featuring rhubarb?

For a well-rated and popular recipe, check out this one on the website “The View from Great Island“.

This tangy loaf will sure to get compliments and questions from your guests.

5. Rhubarb Salsa

Combine diced rhubarb with red onion, jalapeño, cilantro, bell peppers and spices for a unique and flavorful salsa.

It’s great with chips or as a topping for grilled fish.

Recipe: To follow a recipe, check out All-recipes.com

4. Rhubarb Cake

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Rhubarb Cake (Photo credit: SpendWithPennies.com)

Bake a moist and flavorful rhubarb cake topped with a sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar.

Put a scoop of vanilla onto a slice of warmed-up rhubarb cake and you’ve got yourself a perfect dessert or a sweet afternoon snack.

Recipe: Check out this recipe from SpendWithPennies.com

3. Rhubarb Fool

rhubarb fool dessert

Layer stewed rhubarb with whipped cream for a simple and elegant British dessert known as a rhubarb fool.

Want to follow a recipe? Check out this popular one from BoulderLocavore.com

2. Strawberry Rhubarb Galette

rhubarb galette

Make a rustic rhubarb and strawberry galette by arranging rhubarb slices on a sheet of pastry dough (or store bought pie crusts), folding the edges over, and baking until golden brown.

Want to make some mini strawberry rhubarb galettes? Check out this recipe from BrokenOvenBaking.com

1. Strawberry Rhubarb Cupcakes

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Strawberry rhubarb cupcakes (Photo credit: TheMerryThought.com)

Are cupcakes one of your favorite desserts?

Here is a strawberry rhubarb cupcakes recipe from TheMerryThought.com that puts a couple cups of fresh rhubarb to great use.

These rhubarb recipes offer a variety of ways to enjoy this unique and tangy ingredient. Whether you’re making a dessert pie or trying a savory chutney, there are lots of rhubarb recipes to choose from.

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