Melty Rhubarb, Goat Cheese, and Peppers

A parchment packet contains all of the flavors, aromas, juices (and messes!) as you bake up this quick vegetable side dish.

Melty Rhubarb, Peppers, and Goat Cheese
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled

  • ¼ teaspoon coriander seeds

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • ½ cup purchased roasted red sweet peppers

  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt or kosher salt

  • 1 pound fresh rhubarb, cut in 3-inch pieces (about 6 stalks)

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 1 medium yellow sweet pepper, cut into bite-size strips

  • 2 tablespoon small fresh mint leaves

  • Sea salt or kosher salt

  • Soft goat cheese (chevre)

  • Crusty bread slices


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. For sauce, in a small skillet heat oil over medium-low heat. Add garlic, coriander seeds, and crushed red pepper. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until fragrant, stirring occasionally. Remove and cool slightly. In a small food processor or blender combine the roasted sweet pepper, the garlic mixture with the oil, and the 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cover and process until smooth.

  2. Cut two 15-inch squares of parchment. Lay one piece of parchment in a 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Place the rhubarb in the center of the paper; sprinkle with sugar. Top with yellow sweet pepper strips and roasted pepper sauce. Top with remaining parchment square. Fold and crease the edges together, working around the parchment to seal. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until rhubarb is tender.

  3. Carefully open parchment packet, avoiding steam. Top mixture with mint. Sprinkle with additional salt. To serve, smear cheese over bread and top with warm rhubarb mixture.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

148 Calories
7g Fat
17g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 148
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 303mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 49.9mg 250%
Calcium 77mg 6%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 235mg 5%
Folate, total 18.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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