Since June is rhubarb month here at Sunflower, we thought it was high time to put together a collection of our favorite rhubarb recipes. It's easy to get stuck in a rut when you don't have a lot of time or money to play around with new foods. Plus, when a food is only around for a small portion of the year, as rhubarb is, it's hard to get creative with your uses. We are here to help you break away from the classic strawberry rhubarb pie (not that there's anything wrong with that!) and try some new things.
Now, on to some new recipes!
1. Rhubarb Mini Muffins
These vegan rhubarb mini muffins sound like a wonderful way to start the day. The recipe from Of Course Vegan includes rosewater and vanilla, too - a delight for your tastebuds, I would imagine!
2. Strawberry Rhubarb Butter
Preparing some strawberry rhubarb butter now and canning it will allow you to have this fresh spring taste even after the rhubarb harvest is over. A fruit butter is similar to a jam, but is made from the whole fruit and often has fewer other ingredients added in. It is great spread on breads, mixed into yogurt, or dolloped on top of ice cream. With this versatile spread, a little bit goes a long way.
3. Rhubarb Mint Iced Tea
Rhubarb and mint sounds like such a refreshing combination, doesn't it? Perfect for these first few summer days. Get the recipe from Passports and Pancakes, then whip up a batch to enjoy on the porch this afternoon. Let us know how it is!
4. Pickled Rhubarb with Roasted Asparagus
Most of the rhubarb recipes out there are for desserts, so we were happy to find one where rhubarb is incorporated into a main meal! This pickled rhubarb with roasted asparagus recipe seems pretty simple for the complex flavor we imagine it must have.
5. Rhubarb Ice Cream with Pistachio Chunks
Wow! Does this look amazing, or what? The best part about this recipe is that the cook herself admits that she doesn't like complicated things. When we read that we sighed a breath of relief because, to be truthful, neither do we.
Thanks for stopping by! We hope this list offered you a little inspiration if you have some rhubarb at home ready to eat. Do you have a favorite way to prepare delicious early summer treat? We would love for you to share it in the comments below!
Health & happiness,