Go beyond the classic dessert.

F&W Editors
June 24, 2016

We love sweet-tart strawberry rhubarb pie—but that's not the only great way to use summer rhubarb. From overnight oats to gorgeous parfaits, here are nine ways to use rhubarb.

1. Rhubarb and Rosemary Overnight Oats 

Bright rhubarb and earthy rosemary pair perfectly in this healthy overnight oats recipe.

2. Rice Pudding with Poached Rhubarb  

This vanilla-flecked rice pudding is exceptionally easy and exceptionally delicious, thanks to the tangy rhubarb, which is poached in red wine, sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon. Perfect on the pudding, the rhubarb would be equally good with Greek yogurt.

3. Pork Belly with Rhubarb Glaze  

After brining pork belly, chef Zakary Pelaccio slow-roasts the meat until it's tender and crisp, brushing it with a deliciously sweet and tangy rhubarb glaze.

4. Rhubarb Pudding Cake  

© Fredrika Stjärne

When The Chew co-host Carla Hall wants to lighten a dessert, she adds fruit. In this supermoist, cinnamony pudding cake, she uses rhubarb (technically a vegetable but treated like fruit here). 

5. Tapioca and Rhubarb Parfait 


This beautiful dessert can easily be made ahead of time. 

6. Poached Rhubarb with Melon Granita  

"I like to karate-chop diners with something different at the end of the meal," says star chef Michael Solomonov. He does that with this cool dessert of rose-scented rhubarb and honeydew melon granita topped with creamy lebneh (a soft, yogurt-like fresh cheese) and crunchy candied pistachios.

7. Rhubarb Ketchup  

Upgrade the classic condiment with rhubarb. 

8. Grilled Strawberry-Rhubarb Sangria 

The perfect barbecue cocktail, this sangria gets a subtly smoky kick from fruit that’s grilled until perfectly caramelized.

Eva Kolenko

This sangria gets a subtly smoky kick from fruit that's grilled until perfectly caramelized.

9. Jumbo Strawberry and Rhubarb Muffins  

When farmers' markets are in full swing, cookbook author and hunter Georgia Pellegrini loves making these jumbo sugar-topped muffins with fresh strawberries and rhubarb.