Healthy Rhubarb Recipes

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

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Strawberry-Rhubarb Icebox Cake

Rating: 4 stars 1
Ginger cookies absorb moisture from a rhubarb-laced whipped cream, turning them into cake-like layers while this icebox cake chills in the fridge. We also layered in fresh strawberries for gorgeous color and a little extra sweetness. Pre-chilling a metal mixing bowl in the freezer cools the compote down in a snap.
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By Adam Dolge

Easy Chicken Cutlets with Rhubarb Sauce

Rating: 5 stars 1
Sweet white balsamic vinegar balances tart rhubarb in a simple pan sauce for this quick chicken cutlets recipe.
By Carolyn Malcoun

Roasted Rhubarb Salad

Rating: 4 stars 2
Rhubarb roasted for just a few minutes is a tart topping for a mixed green salad with raisins, walnuts and goat cheese.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Oatmeal-Rhubarb Porridge

Rating: 4 stars 6
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.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Rhubarb, Ginger & Saffron Baked Chicken

Rating: 5 stars 2
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.
By April McGreger

Strawberry-Rhubarb Bars

Rating: 4 stars 5
These healthy strawberry-rhubarb bars are perfect for spring. Strawberries add sweetness to balance the tart flavor of the rhubarb, while a nutty topping adds delicious crunch.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Rhubarb Crisp

Ginger and rhubarb team up in this easy rhubarb crisp recipe. Almond flour and chopped pistachios add some nuttiness to the topping and also make this crisp gluten-free.
By Liv Dansky

Rhubarb Fool

Rating: 5 stars 1
Cover and refrigerate for up to 6 hours.
By Lisa Cherkasky

Roast Pork with Sweet Onion-Rhubarb Sauce

Rating: 5 stars 4
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.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Strawberry-Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

Rating: 3.5 stars 5
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.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Skillet Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp

Rating: 5 stars 2
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.
By Breana Killeen

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.
By Sarah Epperson
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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 4
Sweet raspberries and tangy rhubarb jibe beautifully in this spring-inspired whole-wheat quick bread recipe.
Rhubarb-Raspberry Crumble
Rating: 5 stars 2

Rhubarb is a tangy counterpart for sweet raspberries in this fruit crumble recipe. For a nutty flavor and a boost of nutrition, this healthy dessert uses whole-grain rye flour and toasted pecans. Serve the crumble with your favorite vanilla frozen yogurt or a dollop of whipped cream.