Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Rhubarb: 9 delicious recipes (CSA Share Ninja Rescue 2014)

Enjoy rhubarb in everything from a sweet dessert to a savory entree -- here are nine delicious, seaonsal recipes for this early summer favorite. Time to go beyond that ubiquitous strawberry-rhubarb pie!

Nine delicious and seasonal recipes for rhubarb, with everything from entrees to desserts!

Yippee! This is the first installment of the 2014 edition of the CSA Share Ninja Rescue, a weekly summertime feature in which you tell me via blog comments on Fridays what veg you received (or will be receiving) in your CSA share box or found at the farmers' market that you don't know what to do with and I'll give you a whole bunch of recipe ideas on the following Tuesday.

This week, my lucky readers are up to their eyeballs in rhubarb -- lucky lucky LUCKY!

If you want to go beyond the ubiquitous strawberry-rhubarb pie, check out these nine unique recipes, not only from The Ninj but also from some of my most favorite bloggers. 


1) Rhubarb Ice Cream (pictured -- courtesy of Kitchen Apparel)

2) Strawberry-Rhubarb Drop Scones (pictured)

3) Honey Rhubarb Fool (pictured -- courtesy of Healthy Seasonal Recipes)

4) Persian Rhubarb with Beef and Rice (from Katie at the Kitchen Door)

5) Strawberry Rhubarb Brown Sugar Crunch (from Barefeet in the Kitchen)

6) Indian-style Sweet and Sour Pickled Rhubarb (from A Brown Table)

7) Rhubarb-Basil Smash (from Nutmeg Nanny)

8) Rhubarb Shake (Teaspoon of Spice)

9) Roasted Strawberry-Rhubarb Jam (pictured) -- which is also the perfect topping for my Flourless Chocolate Cake!
And, don't forget to check out the recipe suggestions from prior years of the CSA Share Ninja Rescue.

Now that you see how this works, what produce can I help you with for next week's roundup? Leave a comment: The Ninj wants to know!


  1. Rhubarb wasn't a common food in my southern upbringing, so I've never cooked it. I can't believe how versatile it is and I'm so glad I read this post. Gotta try it soon! Great post, Julianne!

    1. Thanks, Bill! And your point is a valid one -- rhubarb prefers colder climates. Hey, we have to have ONE good thing to make up for our awful winters! :-)

  2. I love making strawberry rhubarb anything because its so pretty! I always take pictures before the crust/crumb/biscuit goes on!

  3. My first time cooking with rhubarb was last year in my CSA! I made a strawberry rhubarb crisp and it was amazing!!! You totally just reminded me that I still have some that I froze somewhere in my freezer. Gotta get that back out and try one of these recipes!

    1. And now YOU just reminded ME that, even though it's coming in in my garden, I still have some in the freezer, too!!