By Jen Harwell
April 12, 2015

Seven savory rhubarb recipes

Change up your rhubarb game by making something that's not too sweet — something beyond the classic crisp, crumble or pie.

If you don't like sugary syrupy rhubarb recipes, then this is your salsa. Refrigerate this at least 3 hours to let the flavors blend, even better if you let it sit overnight.

Tangy Rhubarb Salsa
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The warm rhubarb dressing makes a beautiful topping in this tangy wilted spinach salad.

Rhubarb Spinach Salad
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This pork tenderloin dish brightens when accompanied by tart chutney. Make extra and spoon it over juicy slices of roasted meats, or over crackers and goat cheese.

Bifana Rhubarb Chutney
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Call this one cool chutney's cousin. It's brimming with warm spices like nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon, bringing a wonderful depth to roasted chicken, but it can also go sweet when drizzled over ice cream.

Rhubarb Relish
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An elegant side that begs to be served alongside grilled salmon, seared duck breast or holiday ham.

Rhubarb Wild Rice Pilaf
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Throw the fruit, sugar, and water in a bowl, boil, and then simmer. This recipe makes syrup for 2, so scale the recipe to make a larger batch. Store in an airtight container for up to a week. Yes, it's on the sweeter side, but the rhubarb still adds a tart balance.

Strawberry Rhubarb Margarita
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Baste it on ribs, chicken or turkey burgers and you've got a new family fave, promise!

Need more rhubarb inspiration? Check out our collection of Rhubarb Recipes.