May 11, 2017

Beyond strawberry rhubarb pie: A rhubarb recipe round-up

Rhubarb stalks. 
Rhubarb season is here and there are so many ways to enjoy this tart seasonal vegetable. Strawberry rhubarb pie is the most popular, but there are so many other ways to use it.
Not that there's anything wrong with strawberry-rhubarb pie, of course. It's delicious and it's a classic for very good reason. But, there are so many other tasty things you can make with rhubarb. It's often an under-appreciated ingredient, but it's popping up in gardens all over our area right now, so it's the perfect time to explore other uses.
Rhubarb is considered a vegetable and you only eat the stalks/stems (the leaves are toxic). It's often treated more like a fruit for cooking; however, there are many savory ways to enjoy it. It adds a terrific tartness and tang making it a terrific contrast to sweet flavors.
I grew up with a giant rhubarb plant in my yard and it seemed like everyone had one where I grew up. We enjoyed rhubarb desserts a lot, but mostly only strawberry rhubarb pie and strawberry rhubarb crisp. 
Here I've collected a bunch of rhubarb recipes for all meals of the day including a few ways to use it in beverages. Please check out all these recipes utilizing rhubarb in both sweet and savory dishes. I hope you are inspired to use more rhubarb recipes in your kitchen and in your family's meals.
Want even more rhubarb recipes? Follow my Rhubarb Recipes Pinterest board for even more inspiration. I would love to hear your favorite rhubarb recipes as well!
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Rhubarb can be added to your breakfast and brunch meals with some of these recipes.  

Strawberry Rhubarb Baked Oatmeal - Oats and Sesame 

Rhubarb Oatmeal Bread - Savory Moments 

Rhubarb Muffins - The Pajama Chef

Strawberry rhubarb baked oatmeal.
 Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal - photo from Emily of Oats and Sesame


Add some rhubarb to your main dishes and side dishes for lunch or dinner.  

Strawberry, Rhubarb & Pear Salad - The Spiffy Cookie

Hot & Sour Rhubarb Pork w/ Noodles - Savory Moments 

Rhubarb & Potato Gratin - The Daily Spud

Rhubarb Baked Beans - MidwestLiving 

Pork and Cheddar Burger w/ Rhubarb Apple Chutney - Slow the Cook Down

Hot and sour rhubarb pork noodles.
 Hot & Sour Rhubarb Pork w/ Noodles

Desserts and Sweets

Of course, rhubarb is always popular in desserts and sweet treats. Its tart flavor pairs so well with something sweet.  

Rhubarb Pudding - Sid's Sea Palm Cooking

Rhubarb Kuchen - Crafty Cooking Mama

Almond Rhubarb Bundt Cake - A Day in the Life on the Farm 

Rhubarb & Ginger Battenburg Cake - Bakingfanatic

Old-fashioned Rhubarb Crumble - Savory Moments 

Rhubarb kuchen cake.
 Rhubarb Kuchen - photo from Amanda of Crafty Cooking Mama

Gluten-free Rhubarb, Apple, & Pear Crisp - Mother Would Know

Strawberry Rhubarb Goat's Cheese Pie -  Real: The Kitchen & Beyond

Rhubarb Mint Sorbet - MJ's Kitchen 

Rhubarb Bars - Savory Moments

Rhubarb sorbet in a bowl.
 Rhubarb Mint Sorbet - photo from MJ of MJ's Kitchen

Condiments and Sauces

Rhubarb can be used in sauces and condiments as well. Check out these ideas for both sweet and savory recipes.  

Rhubarb Butter - The View from Great Island

Vanilla Poached Rhubarb - Culinary Adventures with Camilla

Blackberry and Rhubarb Jam -  My Savory Spoon

Easy Pickled Rhubarb - Girl Versus Dough

Sweet Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce - Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Bowl of strawberry rhubarb sauce.
Sweet Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce - photo from Colleen of Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice


Use rhubarb to make a refreshing drink as well.  

Rhubarb Lemonade - Savory Moments

Rosemary Rhubarb Floats - The Merrythought

Rhubarb & Ginger Spritzer - Girl Cooks World

Glasses of rhubarb lemonade.
Rhubarb Lemonade

I hope you have found some new recipe ideas for rhubarb! Let me know in the comments below. 

You can also find even more rhubarb recipes on this blog because we are always coming up with new ways to enjoy this seasonal produce item.

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Rhubarb stalks and rhubarb oatmeal bread.


  1. All the rhubarb! Love this round up, thanks for including me.

  2. This roundup is EVERYTHING! I love rhubarb and can't wait to try some (or ALL) of these recipes :)

  3. Oh Amy, thanks for this round-up...I have not used rhubarb for ages...time to get some. I hope you are having a nice week :)

  4. Now if only I had more rhubarb in my garden! Unfortunately my crop didn't yield much this year! Thanks for sharing my recipe by the way! Very cool!

  5. Love rhubarb and the dishes here all look and sound great! Need to buy some today!

  6. I have never cooked with rhubarb. I am missing out from the looks of this!

  7. Fantastic line-up Amy, I have only baked with rhubarb, this makes me want to pick some up and try something new.

  8. What a fabulous roundup, Amy! My husband ADORES rhubarb and has fond memories of eating rhubarb dishes as a child. Thanks for sharing these!

  9. What a terrific array of rhubarb recipes! I added a second plant to our garden, but it doesn't flourish here like in the rich soil of my childhood home. But I'm hoping to harvest enough to bake a little something!

  10. Thank you for some new recipes to try this rhubarb season!

  11. I've never actually cooked with rhubarb before, however, I've always wanted to! I think I'll have to try some of these recipes!

  12. We had the best rhubarb tarts in France last month. I must look for the Blackberry and Rhubarb Jam on Cheri's blog. Don't remember seeing it :)

  13. i've never baked with embarrassing! this is pretty motivating though--so many ideas!

  14. SO many good options! love it! thanks for including me. :)

  15. What a great collection of rhubarb recipes!! Ours is ready for another picking. Now to decide which on the make. They all look so good. Thanks for including my sorbet. Post is Pinned!

  16. I don't think I have ever had rhubarb... now I need to go out and get some so I can try some of these recipes out!

  17. You got it all covered with this round up!! Yum!! Thanks for sharing on Friday Frenzy Link Party!!

  18. Great round up! I never know what to make with Rhubard- fixed this problem!


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