Fresh Rhubarb Recipes

Rhubarb's naturally tart flavor makes a perfect addition to sweet treats, but don't limit fresh rhubarb to dessert. It makes a fantastic accompaniment to pork, breads, and even chicken salad. Rhubarb's peak season is from April to June, so go ahead and try it in our favorite rhubarb pie, rhubarb cake, and strawberry-rhubarb dessert recipes—plus delicious savory dishes.

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    Mustard-Rubbed Pork Loin with Rhubarb Sauce

    This rhubarb recipe has dinner party written all over it. A succulent pork loin gets a simple rub of Dijon, rosemary, garlic, salt, and pepper, then is topped with an elegant sauce of orange-infused rhubarb. It's beautiful and delicious.

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    Rhubarb Cobbler

    We've always thought rhubarb was for more than just pie, and this cobbler recipe proves us right. Not held back by any other fruits, this indulgent recipe is packed with 6 full cups of fresh rhubarb. All it takes to make the rhubarb filling shine is a few cinnamon-sugar sprinkled biscuits on top.

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    Rhubarb Pinwheel Dumplings

    We were inspired by ooey-gooey brunch cinnamon rolls to create these yummy, drool-worthy rhubarb pinwheels. Almost like cinnamon rolls stuffed with fresh rhubarb, these dumplings stay moist by baking 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.

  • Tunisian Raisin-Rhubarb Chutney 4 of 26

    Tunisian Raisin-Rhubarb Chutney

    Be careful—this rhubarb chutney is hot! 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 jalapenos, this sweet and spicy recipe is sure to bring the fire to your summer barbecue.

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    Berry-Rhubarb Chocolate Crumble

    Berries, chocolate, AND rhubarb? It's safe to say this dessert has it all. Fresh rhubarb, strawberries, and raspberries will help you make the most of in-season spring fruits (in the most delicious way), and crushed chocolate biscotti gives this dessert just 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 on top.

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    Rhubarb-Cherry Sauce

    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 this red onion, dried cherry, and rhubarb relish on French bread with your favorite cheese, or set out a bowl at your next cookout or potluck.

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    Pork Rhubarb Skillet

    Dig into a homey pork dinner flavored with apple, rhubarb, and sage in about 30 minutes with this quick skillet recipe. Serve with couscous, rice, or a dinner roll to complete the meal.

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    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.

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    Strawberry Rhubarb Salsa

    This salsa is perfect for snackers with a sweet tooth. And at only six ingredients, you'll be dipping your chips in no time.

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    Pulled Pork with Rhubarb Barbecue Sauce and Kohlrabi Slaw

    Your sandwich has been missing something. Take pulled pork to the next level with a rhubarb barbecue sauce and veggie slaw.

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    Best-Ever Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie

    Nothing quite captures the flavors of spring like strawberry-rhubarb pie. Make our simple filling, roll your pie dough into a log, and chill. Simply slice the dough into medallions that you can press to form a crust and pretty topper. 

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    Strawberry-Rhubarb Bars

    Tart rhubarb and sweet strawberries get a double dose of zip from grated fresh ginger and an orange-ginger glaze atop our easy oatmeal dessert bars.

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    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.

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    Rhubarb-Maple Marinated Pork Chops

    Marinating pork chops in a rhubarb-and-maple-syrup blend gives them a subtly sweet flavor that's oh-so-good. The marinade also features a couple tablespoons of horseradish, so it has a bit of kick.

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    Berry-Rhubarb Smoothies

    Enjoy a sweet, fiber-filled snack with this berry and rhubarb smoothie. Two stalks of fresh rhubarb, two types of berries, sweet sorbet, and a bit of yogurt for creaminess combine for a lip-smacking sipper perfect for hot days.

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    Grain Pancakes with Strawberry-Rhubarb Sauce

    A sweet-tart sauce of strawberries and rhubarb perks up fluffy whole grain pancakes to give your morning a sunny start.

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    Linguine with Garlic, Pepper, and Rhubarb

    Loads of fresh rhubarb and parsley make this pasta dish a dinner standout. Classic olive oil and plenty of Parmesan keep things cozy and creamy when comfort food is in order.

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    Rhubarb-Chive Flatbread

    Full stalks of rhubarb give this bread recipe its striking look. Dip or drizzle with oil and/or honey when serving to balance the delicate tartness from the fresh rhubarb.

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    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 pork recipe, you won't believe you didn't try it sooner.

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    Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp

    Sometimes the classic recipes are the best, like this bubbly strawberry and rhubarb crisp with a cinnamon and oat topping. Warm on the inside and crunchy on top, it's everything you want in a rhubarb crisp.

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    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.

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    Melty Rhubarb, Goat Cheese, and Peppers

    A sweet, coriander-spiced fresh rhubarb and pepper topper bakes to tender perfection wrapped in parchment. Spoon it on a goat-cheese-smeared slice of crusty bread for a fabulous appetizer recipe.

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    Buttermilk Bread Pudding with Rhubarb-Pear Compote

    Pears and rhubarb get drenched in the warm flavors of cinnamon, brown sugar, and red wine to form a simply delicious compote. Serve over French-toasted brioche for a unique grilled dessert idea.

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    Rhubarb and Rose Petal Jam

    This canning recipe gets its beautiful color from vibrant rhubarb and a sophisticated flavor twist from the addition of rose petals. Four ounces may seem like a lot of petals, but it adds just a whisper of rose flavor.

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    Strawberry-Rhubarb Freezer Jam

    Try the classic strawberry-rhubarb combo in a spreadable form with this lovely freezer jam recipe. With only five ingredients (plus water), this recipe makes it easy to enjoy rhubarb year-round.

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    Vegetable Smoothie Recipes

    Looking for a healthy snack or easy breakfast? Break out your blender and enjoy a nutrition-packed vegetable smoothie (including plenty of green smoothie options). Each of these smoothie recipes includes a delicious mix of vegetables and fruit to add sweetness, so even the vegetable-averse will have no problem eating their veggies. Spinach smoothies, kale smoothies, smoothies with avocado, they're all here!
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