Rhubarb Chutney

Don’t we all love strawberry/rhubarb pie? Of course we do – it’s delicious! But other than pie, do you use rhubarb in any of your dishes? I thought not! Today we’re going to fix that and I guarantee this rhubarb chutney will change your life!

Rhubarb Chutney

I used fresh picked rhubarb from Barrie Hill Farms with garlic, onion, golden raisins, white wine, honey and ginger. I bet you started drooling just reading those ingredients!

 

You can serve this on crusty bread with a sharp cheese.  I used Temiskaming cheese. If you don’t have access to this cheese, a sharp white cheddar or goat cheese will be perfect. This would also go well on chicken or pork and can be served hot or cold.  It is an easy dish to prepare and takes no time at all. There’s a fair bit of honey in this recipe but it’s needed to balance out all the flavours.

Rhubarb Chutney

Rhubarb Chutney

Fresh picked rhubarb with garlic, onion, golden raisins, white wine, honey and ginger. I bet you started drooling just reading those ingredients!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Keyword: rhubarb chutney
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 470kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp finely grated peeled fresh ginger
  • kosher salt
  • 1 cup dry white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins, coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup raw honey
  • 12 ounces rhubarb, trimmed and cut crosswise 1/4 inch thick

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook onion, garlic, ginger, and 1/2 teaspoon salt until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and add wine and raisins. Return to heat, and bring to a boil; cook for 1 minute. Add sugar, and stir until it dissolves. Stir in half the rhubarb. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; simmer, partially covered, until rhubarb breaks down, about 5 minutes. Stir in remaining rhubarb. Raise heat; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer until second batch of rhubarb just begins to soften, about 2 minutes. Let cool completely.

Nutrition

Calories: 470kcal | Carbohydrates: 83g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 865mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 66g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 19.4mg | Calcium: 188mg | Iron: 1.5mg
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Recipe courtesy of Simply Fresh Dinners,  A partner with Barrie Hill Farms in bringing fresh recipes to your table.

 

More Rhubarb Recipes from Barrie Hill Farms

Rhubarb Salsa

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Rhubarb Salsa

This Rhubarb Salsa brings together the delicious taste of rhubarb with all the usual ingredients in a salsa minus the tomatoes.  The jalapenos give it a unique kick and the addition of honey balances it out with a nice sweetness that bursts with flavor. 

rhubarb salsa in a red basket with chips

Rhubarb Salsa

I’m finding myself on a salsa kick these days.  I love good old tomato salsa but after the asparagus version, I decided I should venture out a little.  Rhubarb is in season at Barrie Hill Farms now so it seemed a good place to start.  Now, Rhubarb Salsa may sound a little kooky but so did asparagus salsa and it’s so darn delicious that I’ve made it twice since!

The trick with this colourful Rhubarb Salsa snack is to ensure you add lots of flavors and a little bit of sweetening with some honey.  Of course, you can remove the honey if you want less sugar, but I find it really adds to the flavor.  I tossed in some sweet bell peppers for fun and the result is a lip-smacking, healthy treat that even non-rhubarb eaters are going to love.  Don’t even tell them it’s in there, just ask them to taste it!

There are lots of gluten-free tortilla chips on the market today or you can bake some pita chips or make brown rice chips.  I love that there are so many healthy alternatives now.  The asparagus chips I get at the farms are super tasty!

Health Benefits of Rhubarb

The best thing about salsa is that you can throw it together in a hurry and it’s always an easy hit with a crowd.  Or maybe that’s the second best thing because we need to celebrate the wonderful nutrients in this popular vegetable. According to Canadian Living these are just a few things we should know:

5 ways rhubarb will boost your health:

1. Rhubarb contains antioxidants like lycopene and anthocyanins, helping to fight off disease.
2. It apparently can help lower cholesterol, boosting your heart health.
3. The stalks are a good source of fi

ber, benefiting your digestive health.
4. It contains vitamin K, an essential property that helps with blood clotting, protecting the bones and help to fight off liver and prostate cancer.
5. A good source of vitamin C (great for a healthy immune system), calciumpotassium, and magnesium.

rhubarb salsa in a red basket with chips

I just picked up lots of strawberries from the farm so guess what kind of salsa I’m making next?!  And a strawberry pizza too, ha!  Don’t forget to share your gorgeous Rhubarb Salsa creations with me by hashtagging #barriehillfarms.  What are you doing with your rhubarb?

Rhubarb Salsa

This rhubarb replaces tomato in this unique salsa. To balance the tartness, I’ve added some honey and the kick of a jalapeno will bring it together for a surprising burst of flavor!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 16 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 50kcal
Author: Robyn Gleason @ Simply Fresh Dinners

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups rhubarb diced
  • 1/4 cup sweet bell paper diced (I used red and orange)
  • 2 tbsp white onion diced
  • 2 tbsp scallions diced
  • 1 jalapeno seeds removed and diced
  • 1.5 tbsp cilantro diced
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp honey raw if you have it
  • kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Heat 2 cups of water in a saucepan to boiling. Blanch rhubarb by placing in the boiling water for 10 to 20 seconds. Quickly remove the rhubarb and place in a colander. Run cold water over the rhubarb to stop the cooking process. Blot the rhubarb with a paper towel to dry.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the bell pepper, onion, scallions, jalapeño, and cilantro. Add rhubarb and mix ingredients.
  • In a small separate bowl, dissolve the honey in the lime juice and apple cider vinegar. Drizzle this dressing over the rhubarb salsa and stir. Add the salt and pepper. Mix well.
  • Chill for at least 30 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 50kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 151mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 405IU | Vitamin C: 21.8mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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closeup rhubarb salsa in a red basket with chips

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Recipe courtesy of Simply Fresh Dinners,  A partner with Barrie Hill Farms in bringing fresh recipes to your table.

 

More Rhubarb Recipes from Barrie Hill Farms

Rhubarb Strawberry Lemonade

 

When is Rhubarb Available at Barrie Hills Farm?A calendar showing when crops are available at Barrie Hills Farm.