Rhubarb season is one of my most favorite seasons of all. I look forward to fresh stalks of rhubarb growing as soon as the weather warms up and all free things start to grow! Because rhubarb is one of my favorite things to cook with, I wanted to share with you 16 of the best Rhubarb Recipes you must try this spring!
What is Rhubarb
Rhubarb is a perennial plant that grows in stalks. It likes partial shade and can grow like a weed! It is a plant that doesn't need much attention to flourish.
Rhubarb is considered a fruit, but unlike most fruit, it is not sweet. As a matter of fact, it's more like a lemon. If you take a bite of a rhubarb stalk, you will find a very tart flavor hitting your tongue.
How to preserve rhubarb
There are several ways to preserve rhubarb. However, the most common way is to freeze or can it. When freezing rhubarb, it does not need anything except to be harvested, cleaned, diced, and frozen! It's that simple!
Many people like to preserve rhubarb by canning it into a sauce, similar to this Sugar-Free Rhubarb Sauce. Another way to preserve rhubarb is to make a homemade rhubarb jam.
The types of recipes to make with rhubarb
While it is most common for people to sweeten rhubarb in recipes, it can still be enjoyed in a savory recipe! You can make beverages, salads, sauces, sandwiches, and desserts with this very versatile fruit!
While savory and sweet recipes are made with rhubarb, it most always is a sweetened rhubarb that is added to the recipe. You can make beverages with rhubarb syrup and sandwiches using a rhubarb sauce or jam. The possibilities are endless and with a little imagination you an create the best of rhubarb recipes out there!
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