12 Sweet and Savory Ways to Use Spring Rhubarb

Last Updated April 07, 2017
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Ripe rhubarb stalks should be plentiful at your market this Spring.

Their colors can range from bright fuchsia to pale green when ripe, so don’t overthink it when selecting stalks. Just look for firmness. Watch out for the leaves though – did you know that they’re toxic?

Since a stalk of rhubarb, unlike its celery cousin, is too bitter eat raw, here are 12 recipes to try.

Pierre’s Rhubarb Galette

Pierre's Rhubarb Galette
The spring after Pierre Franey died (he wrote the popular 60-Minute Gourmet column with Craig Claiborne for the New York Times), a bunch of his friends got together and made a lunch in his honor....

Roasted Rhubarb, Arugula & Goat Cheese Salad

I like to toss this easy-to-make spring salad with my favorite “go to” vinaigrette. Made with fresh lemon juice, a touch of honey and extra-virgin olive oil, my lemon vinaigrette is quick to...

Apple Rhubarb Tarte Tatin

APPLE RHUBARB TARTE TATIN combines the last fruits from fall with the first of spring, as well as a favorite craft beer.
The last of fall’s storage fruits and the first fruits of spring are a delicious way to welcome the new season. With notes of orange peel and coriander, Bentonville Brewing Company’s Witbier...

Wild Alaska Salmon Burgers with Rhubarb Chutney

Chef Mandy Dixon likes to use sockeye salmon for these burgers. It’s perfect for the bits scraped from the salmon frames after filleting- we call it “spoon meat”. The rhubarb chutney pairs...

Rhubarb Freezer Jam with Citrus and Thyme

Rhubarb Freezer Jam with Citrus and Thyme
While you can certainly can this jam in the traditional method, we found that freezing it works just as well and is a heck of a lot easier. Delicious on toast and other breakfast pastries but equally...

Fresh Rhubarb Salsa

Use only tender, thin stalks of rhubarb for this salsa. It pairs well with grilled chicken or pork.

Rhubarb Gin & Tonic

rhubarb gin and tonic
Try this refreshing twist on a classic cocktail. Use gin from Ottawa’s North of 7 Distillery, tonic from Jack’s Tonique and rhubarb from your garden or farmers’ market, to make an impressive...

Rhubarb Mint Pink Lemonade

Rhubarb Mint Pink Lemonade
A refreshing and tart late spring lemonade
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