Fresh Rhubarb Recipes to Make This Spring
Rhubarb Pulled Pork
Add tang to summery pulled pork by serving up a double dose in these juicy slow-cooked sandwiches. Cooking rhubarb with a sweet balsamic vinegar mellows some of the tartness and makes a delicious flavoring for pulled pork. But the homemade coleslaw topper (the only condiment you'll need) ensures you still get some tang from slices of fresh rhubarb.
"Rhu-Berry" Streusel Muffins
If you're in a hurry in the morning or need a quick afternoon snack, these rhubarb muffins are ready to grab and go. Start with classic blueberry muffins, then dress them up by adding fresh rhubarb to the mix. The streusel topping gets the rhubarb treatment, too, with fresh, finely chopped tart pieces.
Rhubarb-Strawberry Brownie Skillet
This strawberry-rhubarb dessert recipe only improves on one of our favorite flavors: chocolate! A warm, gooey skillet brownie gets topped with pieces of fresh rhubarb and strawberry slices. To push this indulgent homemade rhubarb dessert over the top, serve it with a scoop of ice cream on top.
Mustard-Rubbed Pork Loin with Rhubarb Sauce
Ginger Rhubarb-Raspberry Punch
Put a twist on traditional rhubarb jam recipes by adding bacon to the mix. This rhubarb jam has plenty of sweet and tart flavors thanks to fresh rhubarb and maple syrup, but bacon adds savory, smokiness to each bite. We like it as an appetizer on toast smeared with ricotta cheese.
Rhubarb Pinwheel Dumplings
Ooey-gooey brunch cinnamon rolls inspired us to create these decadent rhubarb pinwheels. Essentially cinnamon rolls stuffed with fresh rhubarb, they are especially moist from being baked in a mix of sweet syrup, melted butter, and cinnamon-sugar rhubarb. Instead of drizzling with powdered sugar icing, top these rolls with a creamy scoop of vanilla ice cream for a dessert twist to a classic breakfast dish.
Tunisian Raisin-Rhubarb Chutney
Give rhubarb a fiery kick. Fresh ancho and cayenne chile peppers mix and mingle with rhubarb and red onion to give this chutney recipe a burst of heat. Hotter than jalapeños, this sweet and spicy rhubarb recipe is sure to bring the fire to your summer barbecue.
Rhubarb Agua Fresca
Instead of reaching for a glass of lemonade the next time you need a refreshing drink on a hot day, pour yourself a cup of this rhubarb agua fresca. It's made with rhubarb, sugar, and a squeeze of lemon juice, so each sip hits on both sweet and tart flavors. To make your rhubarb drink look party-ready, garnish each glass with a fresh stalk.
Berry-Rhubarb Chocolate Crumble
Berries, chocolate, AND rhubarb? This dessert has them all. Fresh rhubarb, strawberries, and raspberries will help you make the most of in-season spring fruits, and crushed chocolate biscotti gives this dessert the right amount of crunch. All you're missing is a little cream, which is easily fixed by adding a generous scoop of whipped cream. (Though ice cream would be as tasty topping this rhubarb dessert.)
If you're serving rhubarb sauce on the side, don't expect it to fade into the background. Fresh rhubarb is always a stand-out ingredient, and this saucy recipe is no exception. Try serving it on French bread with your favorite cheese, or set out a bowl at your next cookout or potluck for topping all kinds of recipes.
Pork Rhubarb Skillet
Dig into a pork dinner flavored with apple, rhubarb, and sage in about 30 minutes with this quick skillet recipe. Fresh rhubarb adds just the right amount of tartness, and, like apples, it's a perfect pairing with pork. Serve with couscous, rice, or a dinner roll to complete the meal.
Chicken Salad with Rhubarb
Creamy mayo, tart rhubarb, crisp celery, and crunchy almonds combine for the ultimate chicken salad sandwich. Pack it for an easy lunch or make it for a super-fast, light dinner recipe. Though this rhubarb recipe is tasty sandwiched between a couple of slices of bread, try it tucked into a pita or spooned over fresh salad greens.
Pulled Pork with Rhubarb Barbecue Sauce and Kohlrabi Slaw
Best-Ever Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie
Don't let the oatmeal fool you. These rhubarb bars start with a breakfast favorite, but they definitely belong in dessert territory. Sandwich a sweet strawberry rhubarb filling between layers of the rolled oat crust, and top with a drizzle of zippy ginger icing that will have everyone asking what your secret ingredient is.
Very Berry Rhubarb Jam
Enjoy the subtle tartness of rhubarb all year when you preserve it with blueberries to make this pretty freezer jam recipe. If you've got lots of fresh rhubarb in your garden, this is one of the tastiest ways to save it to enjoy later. (Or freeze the fresh stalks.)
Rhubarb-Maple Marinated Pork Chops
Marinating pork chops in a rhubarb and maple syrup blend gives them an oh-so-good subtly sweet flavor. The marinade also features a couple tablespoons of horseradish for a bit of peppery kick. Serve this rhubarb recipe with any leftover marinade on the side so you can spoon on more of that unique flavor blend.
Grain Pancakes with Strawberry-Rhubarb Sauce
Maple syrup is good, but topping your whole grain pancakes with a homemade strawberry-rhubarb sauce is even better. (We recommend trying this homemade rhubarb sauce on waffles and French toast too.) Making your own pancake topper is a cinch: Blend the ingredients and heat it up before pouring it on your pancakes.
Linguine with Garlic, Pepper, and Rhubarb
So many other veggies are added to pasta dishes, we figured rhubarb could be too. We didn't want to get too wild with new flavors so classic olive oil and plenty of Parmesan keep things familiar and comforting for skeptics. One forkful of the pasta dinner will remove any doubts.
Oven-Roasted Pork with Rhubarb Barbecue Sauce
Pork and fruit are a natural pairing, but have you had pork with fresh rhubarb and mango? After you make this recipe, you won't believe you didn't try it sooner. Stuffing this pork roast with that duo guarantees that you get a little bit of filling in each bite, and it makes for impressive presentation too.
Ruby Rhubarb Lemonade
Raise a glass to spring with a rhubarb-infused lemonade. Go a step farther and make it a party with the addition of tequila to create a unique cocktail recipe. Muddling the rhubarb gives this drink a gorgeous pink color, so whether you turn it into a cocktail or not, it looks festive enough for a celebration.