Rhubarb is a sign that the warmish months of spring are officially upon us. Bright red in color and tart in flavor, rhubarb is a welcome appearance in all sorts of dishes, both sweet and savory. From cakes and pies to pavlovas, crumbles, and breakfast bakes, rhubarb brings a refreshing zing to just about any dish, plus, its red color always brings an extra exciting element to whatever you’re making.
While it may make most of its appearances in desserts, rhubarb is high in calcium, fiber, and antioxidants, meaning even your most decadent of sweet treats can feel slightly good-for-you. If you need some recipe inspiration for those big beautiful stalks of rhubarb in your kitchen just waiting to be used, fear not. Check out our guide to 10 recipes for rhubarb for some sweet and savory motivation.
Pistachio Pavlova with Rhubarb Curd
This beautiful pavlova with elegant rhubarb curd can be made a day in advance, so all you have to do on the day of is the assembly.
2h 40m 600 calories Easy
Raspberry Rhubarb Almond Bars
These simple bars also happen to be healthier than your average sweet treat. Made with an almond flour crust and topped with fresh raspberries and tart rhubarb, they are gluten-free, paleo, and free of refined sugar.
55 minutes 250 calories Easy
Raspberry Rhubarb Muffins
Rhubarb is a vegetable, so technically a rhubarb morning muffin is a healthy breakfast, right? These muffins are jammed with juicy raspberries, tangy rhubarb, crunchy walnuts, and a sprinkle of brown sugar on top for some added sweetness.
34 minutes 200 calories Easy
Rhubarb Banana Crumble
Serve a slice of this tart and tangy crumble warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the ultimate version of dessert decadence.
30 minutes 275 calories Easy
Rhubarb Goat Cheese Crostini
Serve these delightful one-bite crostinis at your next dinner party and prepare for your guests to be amazed. Made with tart rhubarb, tangy goat cheese, and a drop of honey for some sweetness, the ingredients in these crostinis don’t seem like they should work together, but they really do.
15 minutes 75 calories Easy
Rhubarb Granola Breakfast Bake
Give your breakfast granola a serious upgrade with rhubarb and coconut for a sweet and zingy start to your day.
25 minutes 120 calories Easy
Riesling Rhubarb Crisp Cake
This cake is the perfect way to welcome in the spring season. Filled with rhubarb, strawberries, and Riesling wine, there’s a secret layer of oat crisp in the middle that will surprise and delight your tastebuds all season long.
1h 30m 1120 calories Easy
Russian Cream with Vanilla Rhubarb Compote
This dessert tastes wildly decadent but is far easier to put together than it may seem. The rhubarb compote adds a fresh, tart note to the rich and cheesecake-like dessert.
2h 25m 150 calories Easy
Strawberry Rhubarb Smoothie
Rhubarb brings calcium, fiber, and antioxidants to this smoothie, making for a nutritious breakfast or midday snack.
5 minutes 140 calories Easy
Strawberry Rhubarb Fool
A no-bake dessert is a gift for a dinner party or casual get together. All you have to do is prepare the beautiful layers and assemble accordingly.
30 minutes 200 calories Easy