20 Healthy Rhubarb Recipes

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Today, it’s about rhubarb, a fruit that’s tart and tangy, but oh-so-delicious! We’ve gathered 20 healthy rhubarb recipes that use rhubarb in lots of different ways. You might think rhubarb is just for sweet treats like pies and crisps, but it’s actually great in savory dishes too. So, get ready to discover some new favorite recipes that are good for you and easy to make!

20 Healthy Rhubarb Recipes

This colorful ingredient might look a bit strange with its long, red stalks, but it’s packed with flavor and lots of good stuff for your body. We’ve put together 20 recipes that show off rhubarb’s versatility. From breakfast and salads to main dishes and some desserts, there’s something here for everyone. So choose your favorite one and start cooking.

What Is Rhubarb?

Rhubarb is a vegetable that is often used in cooking as a fruit due to its tart flavor. It has long, thick stalks that are usually red or pink, although there are also green varieties. The leaves of the rhubarb plant are toxic and should not be consumed, but the stalks are edible and commonly used in desserts, jams, sauces, and savory dishes. Rhubarb is known for its tangy taste, which pairs well with sweet ingredients like sugar and fruits. It is rich in vitamins and minerals, including vitamin K, vitamin C, calcium, and potassium, making it a nutritious addition to your diet. Rhubarb is often harvested in the spring and early summer months and can be found fresh, frozen, or canned in many grocery stores.

Is Rhubarb A Fruit Or A Vegetable?

Rhubarb is technically a vegetable, although it is often used in cooking as a fruit due to its tart flavor and culinary uses.

Can You Eat Rhubarb Raw?

While rhubarb stalks are edible, they are extremely tart and fibrous when raw, so they are typically cooked or sweetened before eating.

Strawberry Rhubarb Smoothie

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All the flavors of your favorite pie are packed into this strawberry rhubarb smoothie. Perfect for using up that summer bounty in a unique smoothie recipe!
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Strawberry Rhubarb Chia Pudding

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This Strawberry Rhubarb Chia Pudding starts with a creamy coconut milk chia pudding base and then is topped off with a strawberry rhubarb compote for a healthy and delicious breakfast, snack or dessert!
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Rhubarb Chia Pudding

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Rhubarb chia pudding is such a refreshing spring and summer treat. Sweet and tart, light but filling, delicious. It’s so easy to make too.
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Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal

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This strawberry rhubarb oatmeal is the perfect way to use up extra rhubarb. It’s fruity and delicious with just a little tang. This recipe is vegan, gluten-free and can be sugar-free.
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Low Carb Rhubarb Crumble

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This low carb rhubarb crumble is a lovely dessert that will finish your meal off perfectly. Sugar free, keto, and gluten free recipe!!
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Strawberry Rhubarb Salsa

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Upgrade your party game with one of the best rhubarb appetizers! You will love serving up this strawberry rhubarb salsa! It’s fresh, tangy and perfect with chips or on top of grilled chicken.
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Roasted Rhubarb Barbecue Sauce

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Fresh rhubarb is roasted, then pureed and cooked with traditional barbecue sauce ingredients in this unique and flavorful condiment.
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Healthy Rhubarb Muffins with Greek Yogurt

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These Healthy Rhubarb Muffins are soft and fluffy. Such a yummy breakfast treat for rhubarb lovers. 
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Easy Rhubarb Crumble Bars Recipe

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Rhubarb crumble bars that are super easy to make and a perfectly sweet, delicious summer treat! A tart, rhubarb filling sandwiched between a buttery shortbread base and a nutty crumble topping.
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Rhubarb Custard Pie

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This Rhubarb Custard Pie is super easy and is the perfect spring dessert. A par-baked pie crust is filled with chopped rhubarb and then covered with a sour cream custard. This Rhubarb Custard Pie is similar to a Rhubarb Clafoutis or Rhubarb Flan, and is a great make-ahead dessert. It is a great starting point if you are learning how to bake with rhubarb!
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Best Ever Rhubarb Muffins

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Made with fresh rhubarb and a sweet streusel topping, these Best Ever Rhubarb Muffins are the perfect easy sweet snack or breakfast!
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Gluten Free Rhubarb Cake

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This gluten-free rhubarb cake is super moist and easy to make thanks to almond flour and olive oil! It's light, springy, and not-too-sweet, perfect for snacktime or anytime! Dairy-free and with a grain-free Paleo option too. 
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Rhubarb Frangipane Buns

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Rhubarb frangipane buns – these delightful individually sized buns consist of a soft, fluffy, brioche-like bread base topped with almond frangipane and roasted rhubarb.
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Keto Rhubarb Cake

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This keto rhubarb cake offers three layers of gorgeousness: a moist yet light and fluffy vanilla crumb, a sugar free rhubarb filling and a delicious cinnamon streusel topping. It's a cake recipe the entire family will enjoy, whether they are on a low carb diet or not! Only 10 minutes prep. 
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Rhubarb Cheesecake

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Rhubarb cheesecake is a simple dessert you can make year-round if you use frozen rhubarb. This cheesecake is smooth, creamy, and absolutely delicious–no water bath necessary!
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Homemade Rhubarb Ice Cream

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Homemade Rhubarb Ice Cream an old time ice cream recipe made with fresh rhubarb for a sweet and tangy dessert you don't want to miss this summer!
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Savory Spring Rhubarb Salsa

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Have you tried rhubarb salsa yet? A crisp, tart and lightly spicy scoopable dip, rhubarb salsa is the best celebration of spring and a perfect partner for tortilla chips.
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Skillet Roasted Rhubarb Chicken

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Using a spicy, thick Rhubarb Compote to create the perfect sauce for this roast chicken dish is a fabulous way to use Spring's Rhubarb bounty!  Spring onions and ramps are also represented, making this a savoury meal that truly celebrates the season!  Just add a lovely bright fava bean and mint salad!
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Rhubarb Sauce w/Baked Salmon

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Looking to use up your rhubarb this spring? If you answered yet then this sweet and savory salmon fillet with rhubarb sauce is perfect for you. Not to mention it’s super easy to make. With the rhubarb season in full swing, it’s time to add this rhubarb sauce with baked salmon recipe, to your dinner menu. This sauce is delicious with chicken or pork as well.
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Roasted Rhubarb Salad

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Tart, sweet and sticky, this rhubarb salad is a delicious summer side dish! Although typically known for desserts, rhubarb works incredibly well in sweet and savoury dishes, and this roasted rhubarb salad with goat cheese and walnuts shows us just that.
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