26 Easy Rhubarb Recipes for Summer
Try these easy recipes using fresh rhubarb.
Although rhubarb is a vegetable, it is often used as a fruit in pies, cakes, and sauces. Rhubarb has a tart flavor when raw but as it’s cooked the taste grows sweeter which makes it suitable for use in desserts. There are many ways to cook with rhubarb, but the most common combination is strawberry rhubarb.
You can pick up fresh rhubarb at a local farmer’s market or grocery, or you can grow some of your own. Rhubarb is easy to grow since it is a perennial plant. Once the root is planted, it will come back up year after year to harvest each spring.
If you find yourself with some extra rhubarb this year, you have plenty of delicious options to use it up. Here is a list of some of the best rhubarb recipes to try over the summer.
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Easy Rhubarb Desserts
The sweet taste of cooked rhubarb is perfect for a sweet summer treat. These are easy dessert recipes that everyone will enjoy! The refreshing flavor will keep you and your guests smiling even on a hot day. The delicious combo of strawberry and rhubarb makes it so that the flavor is not too sweet or too tart. Make these recipes for a picnic or another outdoor gathering.
Rhubarb Jam Recipes
Rhubarb isn’t only good for sweet treats. It can also be a part of your early morning routine. Try these delicious jams on some toast for a light breakfast. They would also taste delicious in a peanut butter and jelly sandwich or spread on some crackers for a snack. If you’re looking for an easy treat, try some rhubarb sauce onto plain vanilla ice cream to add a little extra flavor.
Rhubarb Drink Recipes
If you’ve gotten bored of your go-to cocktail, try one of these fun summer drinks made with rhubarb. You may just find a new favorite! Each of these drinks is entirely different from the next so if strawberry rhubarb isn’t your thing, you have other options. Make these just for yourself or play bartender the next time you have a group over. Everyone is sure to enjoy these unique rhubarb drinks. There are alcoholic and non-alcoholic options so everyone can find the perfect beverage!