Listen up guys. Contrary to what you might think, rhubarb is not just for making strawberry pies and crumbles. There are so many different ways to use this spring vegetable, I urge you broaden your horizons and try something new.
As an interesting breakfast treat, top your everyday plain yogurt with this Rhubarb Compote. Finish it off with chopped pistachios or ground flax seeds for a hearty breakfast. Or try it as a sandwich with almond butter for a twist on traditional peanut butter and jelly.
Did you know that rhubarb is also a healing food? Uses of this root date to ancient China, where rhubarb was used for medicinal purposes. Rhubarb can sooth heartburn, lower cholesterol, and aid in digestion. Additionally, rhubarb is a great source of dietary fiber. Containing calcium, lutein, vitamin K, and antioxidants, rhubarb is a fantastic choice for spring eating.
When cooked in savory dishes, rhubarb is almost like celery. It cooks down nicely and it’s tart flavor combines well with heavily spiced dishes. This Indian Spiced Chickpeas with Rhubarb and Spinach dish is healthy, innovative, and full of flavor.
This Strawberry Rhubarb Sangria recipe calls for the classic combination of rhubarb and strawberry. Both rhubarb and strawberries are at their peak in the same season, which is why they are so often paired together.
What CAN’T you top your pizza dough with? From sweet, to spicy, to savory, you can use just about any vegetable to compliment your flavor combinations. Rhubarb and Chipotle Goat Cheese Pizza is definitely a keeper-recipe. Spicy chipotle, creamy goat cheese, and tart rhubarb make an interesting trio of flavors that you must try.
Well, we just had to put in one dessert, of course. Rose-Infused Tapioca Pudding with Poached Rhubarb is a wonderful vegan dessert that everyone will enjoy. The poached rhubarb is a modern twist to classic tapioca pudding.