I always thought working with rhubarb was a difficult task. the pieces are big and you don’t know what to do with it at first. But then if you actually take time to get to know more about this vegetable  (like with most things in life) you find out it is not difficult to make amazing recipes with it! Some consider it a fruit, but it is really a vegetable with supposedly a lot of vitamin C.

So what can you do with rhubarb? First of all: DO NOT eat the leaves, they are highly toxic, even more after cooking. But you can cook the stalks, and it can become a yummy dish. Scientists seem to be not sure what the exact health benefits are of rhubarb, if any, but I like to eat it!

What is mostly done is wash the rhubarb, then chop it in pieces, and cook it for 10 minutes with a small spoon of sugar to sweeten it a bit, until the rhubarb pieces becomes soft. You can also add cinnamon and/or lemon juice. Then you take a blender and make a smooth blend of it. You can then let it cool off and use it over your yoghurt in the morning. Or you can make a rhubarb cobbler, pie or any other dish with it. Served hot it is also nice as a condiment with your dinner instead of apple sauce. So many options!

chopped rhubarb
chopped rhubarb
chopped pieces of rhubarb
chopped pieces of rhubarb
Cooking rhubarb
Cooking rhubarb
Blended cooked rhubarb
Blended cooked rhubarb

 

I had it in the morning as breakfast with my oatmeal and some cinnamon. Enjoy!

Xlonneke

Rhubarb compote  and oatmeal
Rhubarb compote and oatmeal