Nine amazing vegan rhubarb recipes for breakfast and dessert, including rhubarb cake, rhubarb strawberry cheesecake, rhubarb mousse, rhubarb crisp and rhubarb pie!
Rhubarb is strictly a seasonal goodie, putting in an appearance in spring through summer, when it tastes its best.
Although rhubarb is a vegetable and can be used in savory recipes, including a yummy rhubarb sauce, I love it most in desserts. In fact, there are so many delicious sweets you can bake up with these amazing ruby-red stalks with their distinctive, tart flavor, ranging from delicious cakes, cobblers and crisps to yummy pies and tarts, jams and compotes.
Better, you can combine rhubarb with seasonal fruits like apples, cherries and berries, including strawberries and raspberries, to double the deliciousness.
Here I've gathered for you some of my favorite rhubarb recipes, including a stunning rhubarb cake recipe with hints of ginger, a tasty rhubarb crisp recipe topped with an oat, cinnamon and pecan crumble that's wonderful for breakfast or brunch, a delectable rhubarb mousse recipe, and a recipe for a creamy, dreamy cheesecake made with rhubarb and strawberrries.
All recipes are vegan, of course, and each one will leave you and those you serve it to asking for more.
Whether you love rhubarb, have never tried it before, or have an iffy relationship with it, these recipes will help you realize the incredible potential of this veggie.
Hot tip: When buying rhubarb, try and pick tender, crisp stalks and stay away from the floppy or woody ones. The color of the stalk itself makes a minimal difference--some claim the red stalks are sweeter than the green, but that's not been my experience. The color will, however, impact the appearance of the dessert.