Healthy Rhubarb Recipes

Find healthy, delicious rhubarb recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Slow-Cooker Beef Tacos with Rhubarb Salsa

Rating: 4 stars
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The fresh salsa in this easy load-and-go taco recipe is a great way to use spring rhubarb. If you don't have rhubarb, try subbing in fresh tomatillos or red bell pepper for an equally beautiful and delicious taco topper.

Rhubarb Oat Muffins

These tasty rhubarb muffins have a sweet streusel topping and are ready in 45 minutes. Use regular rolled oats which have more texture than quick-cooking or instant rolled oats.

Strawberry-Rhubarb Cobbler with Granola Streusel

Tart rhubarb and sweet strawberries turn tender in their own juices beneath a brown sugar and oat crumble topping. This spring-inspired dessert comes together quickly without pie crusts to unroll; the tender fruit cooks quickly to make this a great last-minute dessert option too. Serve warm for the most luscious texture.

Oatmeal-Rhubarb Porridge

Rating: 4.2 stars
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Perk up your morning oatmeal with the addition of tangy rhubarb. Using milk for this oatmeal gives it a calcium boost, but the recipe also works well with water--and you'll save about 60 calories.

Skillet Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp

Rating: 5 stars
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Fresh strawberries and rhubarb meld together under a crisp oat crumble in this gluten-free dessert recipe made in just one skillet. If you're not gluten-sensitive, regular rolled oats will work too. Top with a dollop of whipped cream for an extra-special treat.

Spring Rhubarb Cocktail

Turn happy hour into healthy hour with this cocktail that curbs carbs! The Rhubarb Syrup in this recipe has five times less sugar than traditional syrups, and by using club soda in the cocktail--instead of tonic water--there are fewer calories.

Strawberry-Rhubarb Shrub Cocktail

This strawberry-rhubarb honey shrub cocktail celebrates the arrival of spring with a tangy, refreshing gin cooler. The sweet-and-sour flavors of fresh strawberries and rhubarb are enhanced by honey in a quick-cooked shrub syrup.
By Amy Traynor

Roasted Rhubarb Salad

Rating: 4 stars
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Rhubarb roasted for just a few minutes is a tart topping for a mixed green salad with raisins, walnuts and goat cheese.

Roast Pork with Sweet Onion-Rhubarb Sauce

Rating: 4.8 stars
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Tart rhubarb is balanced by sweet onions in this sumptuous sauce for roasted pork tenderloin. If you can't find fresh rhubarb for this, use frozen (no need to thaw it first). For dinner in a hurry, try two quick sides like whole-wheat couscous and steamed broccoli.

Chilled Strawberry-Rhubarb Soup

Rating: 3.8 stars
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Sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb are whirled together in this chilled soup. Serve it as a starter for an early-summer supper.

Strawberry-Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

Rating: 3.75 stars
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This strawberry and rhubarb upside-down cake recipe highlights how delicious strawberries and rhubarb taste together. If you can't find rhubarb, substitute an equal amount of any kind of berry or even fresh figs. This upside-down cake still tastes great the next day when the juiciness of the fruit has had time to marry with the moist olive oil cake.

Rhubarb, Ginger & Saffron Baked Chicken

Rating: 5 stars
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This easy baked chicken recipe is perfect for entertaining because you can mix most of the ingredients together ahead of time. While the chicken is baking, you can throw together a salad and make couscous or rice to sop up the delicious sauce from the chicken. Red onion is key here, as it helps the rhubarb retain its pink color even when baked.
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Healthy Strawberry-Rhubarb Recipes

Strawberries and rhubarb are a match made in heaven and classic combination for pies, cakes and fruit bars. The sweetness of strawberries helps to balance and mellow the zingy tartness of rhubarb.

Raspberry Rhubarb Bread

Rating: Unrated
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Sweet raspberries and tangy rhubarb jibe beautifully in this spring-inspired whole-wheat quick bread recipe.

Strawberry-Rhubarb Strudel

Rating: 5 stars
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Spring's best combo--strawberries and rhubarb--fill this simple strudel for two.