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Best Rhubarb Recipes for Spring

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You know spring is arriving when beautiful pink rhubarb stalks line produce shelves at the grocery store. If you need inspiration for using these tasty vegetables, here you’ll find delicious rhubarb recipes, both sweet and savory, that will help you get the most out of this beautiful season!

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Below, you will find ideas for everything from tasty rhubarb desserts to scrumptious savory dishes too. Get inspired by these easy-to-make, seasonal recipes to put you in the mood for all things spring.

Plus, read more on how to buy and store rhubarb and learn about it’s healthy benefits too!

If rhubarb is catching your eye at the farmers market or grocery store, this collection of recipes will inspire you to make the most of this tasty, beautiful spring season.

How to Buy Rhubarb

Here’s what you need to know to make the most of rhubarb: Look for thin, red-pink crisp stalks, as these will have the best texture. If the stalks are floppy, this is a good indication that they were picked too long ago.

How to Store Rhubarb:
When you get home, wrap the rhubarb stalks in plastic and refrigerate for up to one week.

How to Freeze Rhubarb:
You can also freeze rhubarb and enjoy it for months to come. If you have more than you can use, consider freezing it to bring spring flavor all year long. I’ve written a post about How to Freeze Rhubarb you may also enjoy reading.

Read on for our favorite ways to enjoy rhubarb. But first, let’s cover the basics!

What is Rhubarb?

Growing in gardens all over the world, this perennial vegetable plant is used in cooking and baking. Resembling long pinkish red and green stalks (a little like celery ribs), it’s most often in season between April and July, depending on where you live.

How does rhubarb taste?
Rhubarb has a tart, almost puckery flavor, which makes it a perfect ingredient for treats to help balance sweetness. But it’s also a delicious savory ingredient in salads, sauces, and condiments.

What to know about rhubarb?
The leaves of rhubarb are poisonous to humans and animals, so be sure to discard them. For more information on rhubarb, read my Rhubarb: How to Grow, Harvest, and Store for more.

Rhubarb Recipes Questions and Tips

Do you need to peel rhubarb?

Rhubarb is such an easy vegetable to use. No peeling is needed. Remove the leaves (which are poisonous) and trim the ends. The thin out skin of rhubarb breaks down in heat and adds beautiful flavor and color to your dishes!

Is rhubarb healthy?

Rhubarb is an excellent source of vitamin K, an essential vitamin for bone health and blood clotting. A half cup of cooked rhubarb provides more than 1/3 of the recommended dietary intake along with healthy fiber too. It also contains vitamin A that according to WebMD helps fight free radicals that cause skin damage and premature aging.

How long does rhubarb last in the refrigerator?

To store rhubarb, trim and discard the leaves. Wrap unwashed stalks and store in the refrigerator for up to three weeks.

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Best Rhubarb Recipes for Spring

You know spring is arriving when pink rhubarb lines produce shelves at the store. Get inspired by these delicious sweet and savory recipes!

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