Rating: 4.91 stars
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This is a recipe I came up with while trying to figure out what to do with an over-abundance of rhubarb. I'm not fond of sugary, syrupy rhubarb sauces but I love rhubarb and I love salsa, so I figured why not put them together! Just grab a bag of tortilla chips, or better yet make your own, and enjoy! Feel free to adjust ingredients to your liking. Don't like jalapenos? Don't use them. Mix and match peppers however you like, just be sure to use 3 of them. Also, I prefer Nellie and Joe's® lime juice because it's a bit more tart than regular bottled or fresh-squeezed lime juice, but if you can't find it that's fine, just use what you have.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
3 hrs
total:
3 hrs 35 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir rhubarb into a large pot of boiling water and cook for 10 seconds. Quickly drain rhubarb and rinse with cold water until cool; transfer rhubarb to a large bowl.

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  • Place red onion, green, red, and yellow bell peppers, jalapeno pepper, and cilantro into a food processor and pulse 3 or 4 times to finely chop; transfer pepper mixture to bowl with rhubarb. Stir in roma tomatoes.

  • Dissolve brown sugar in Key lime juice in a bowl; lightly stir lime juice mixture into rhubarb mixture. Sprinkle salsa with salt, garlic powder, and black pepper and stir salsa again. Refrigerate at least 3 hours to blend flavors.

Nutrition Facts

26 calories; protein 0.9g; carbohydrates 6.1g; fat 0.2g; sodium 392mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (18)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2013
A great way to use rhubarb without having to add cups of sugar. A tasty salsa; only change I made was to use regular bottled lime juice. My rough chop of the bell peppers was too rough; I had to pulse the food processor too many times and the salsa was not as 'chunky' as in the picture. Makes a lot of salsa; will half the recipe next time. Easy to add more heat; just add more jalapeno or leave the seeds in. It was a hit at my wife's work; many requests for the recipe. Read More
(22)
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2013
A great way to use rhubarb without having to add cups of sugar. A tasty salsa; only change I made was to use regular bottled lime juice. My rough chop of the bell peppers was too rough; I had to pulse the food processor too many times and the salsa was not as 'chunky' as in the picture. Makes a lot of salsa; will half the recipe next time. Easy to add more heat; just add more jalapeno or leave the seeds in. It was a hit at my wife's work; many requests for the recipe. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2015
This stuff is great - and addicting! The only change I made to the recipe is to use a clove of garlic instead of garlic powder. I put the garlic salt and pepper into the lime juice mixture before pouring it over the salsa. This is a recipe that you can easily adjust to personal tastes regarding types of peppers and amount of heat. It is wonderful with chips but also great as an accompaniment to any grilled meat - pork burgers or chicken. Everyone I have served this to raves about it and asks for the recipe. Thanks for such a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2014
Great! I made Peking duck and made the salsa and ate duck tacos for a Saturday night. It is delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2015
This is so delicious! I minced it all by hand (didn't read the directions until I was done) and it was perfect. At first taste I knew this was dinner. Just this and tortilla chips. It is so good. I added black beans to some of it and it was very good. As another reviewer said it is nice to have a rhubarb recipe that doesn't involve cups of suger. Very good - thank you! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2017
I will definitely make this again. I was looking for something to make with rhubarb that wasn't a dessert and came across this salsa. Everyone loved it. I did not do the ten second blanch in boiling water but it turned out great Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2017
Everyone loved this salsa and it's a great way to use my rhubarb. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2019
Everyone I've served it to loves it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2020
As others reviews have stated this is an outstanding recipe and I never would have thought about adding rhubarb to salsa. This is my new fresh salsa recipe. The only changes I made was to add fresh garlic, squeezed lime juice and zest. I might add another jalapeno or two next time as we like heat, but can still taste the one (I always leave seeds).Can't wait for three more hours to see what it tastes like after flavors meld. Right after mixing this is amazing. Awesome recipe so glad it was shared. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2020
Great way to use rhubarb for something other than a dessert. I substituted honey in for brown sugar but otherwise followed the recipe. I didn’t enjoy it with chips as much, but it went well with grilled chicken and it made an amazing chicken salad. Read More