10+ Savory Rhubarb Recipes
This salad is a delightfully unexpected way to use the fresh rhubarb and berries that are just coming into season. The dressing on this bright, beautiful salad is a happy meeting between sweet and tart flavors, the almonds add a nice crunch for variety of texture, and a hint of mint makes a fresh dish feel even more so.
Roasted Spring Lamb With Fennel, Rhubarb, and Strawberries
Lamb’s pleasantly gamey flavor pairs beautifully with tart rhubarb, sweet strawberries, and anise-scented fennel. “Frenched” racks of lamb are trimmed so that the bones are cleaned of fat and meat; if you can’t find pre-frenched lamb racks, ask your butcher to french them for you.
Spring Beets with Rhubarb Vinaigrette
Pro-tip: Don't be a penny pincher here. Use the best olive oil you have in your pantry to indulge both your veggies and your palate.
Prosciutto Panini with Rhubarb Relish
These salty-sweet sandwiches are nicely sized for sharing, but you may wind up splurging and eating a whole one. A pie pan topped with cans of food makes a great improvised panini press.
Roasted Rhubarb with Red Wine and Spices
This dessert gets its exotic touch from star anise, a licorice-y seasoning that's used in Vietnamese cooking. Find it in your supermarket's spice aisle.
Try this gently spicy relish alongside roasted or grilled meats, or with a cheese plate.
Rhubarb-Lentil Soup with Crème Fraîche
Soaking the lentils in hot water helps them cook a bit more quickly when they're added to the soup. Because of rhubarb's likeness to the tangy herb sorrel, this dish plays off classic lentil-sorrel soup.
Grilled Chicken with Spicy Rhubarb-BQ Sauce
Barbecue sauce is hardly an expected place to find rhubarb, and that's part of what we love about this addictive, tangy-sweet sauce tinged with smoky chipotle heat. Extra sauce can be refrigerated for up to one month. Also try it on pork and burgers.
Grilled Pork Chops with Rhubarb Chutney
A simple jelly-and-mustard glaze coats pork chops that are topped with a sweet-tart chutney. Serve with rice or couscous to soak up the sauce.
Grilled Pacific Halibut with Rhubarb Compote and Balsamic Strawberries
This restaurant-worthy dish is a real crowd-pleaser. Even your pickiest dinner guests will be impressed by the coastal recipe, which heavily relies on rhubarb, one of our favorite summer fruits.
Don't stop with shrimp: This sweet and sour barbecue sauce promises to be a summer staple, since it's great on grilled pork chops and chicken too.