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Tangy Rhubarb Salsa

Rated as 4.89 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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3 h 35 m servings 26
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

Per Serving: 26 calories; 0.2 6.1 0.9 0 392 Full nutrition

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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 h...

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 bef...

Great! I made Peking duck and made the salsa and ate duck tacos for a Saturday night. It is delicious.

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 boi...

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...

Everyone I've served it to loves it!

I am so excited to have a go-to for rhubarb besides dessert and sauces! I usually make tomatillo salsa when those are in season, so the rhubarb in this salsa serves the same purpose, giving it s...

I love this recipe! When making it I had to make a few changes due to what was in my pantry. I used a can of diced tomatoes that were fire roasted. I also put peppers, onion and jalapeños in ...

This is very good. I had to omit the garlic due to an allergy. I don't own a food processor so had to chop everything by hand but it was worth it.