Rhubarb is spring's biggest challenge and its best reward. On the heels of winter, its stalks emerge bitter and brittle, but no mind -- with a bit of coaxing, it turns sweet and inviting, like spring.
Soon enough, we realize that its tough exterior is just a ruse. Feisty rhubarb loves a stiff cocktail just as much as a tart dessert and a savory main course. It's up for anything -- because really, it's just as happy as you are that it's spring. To prove it, here are 11 rhubarb recipes to let loose with.
Roasted Rhubarb and Strawberries by Ladystiles
Rhubarb and Rose Ramos Gin Fizz by The Dog's Breakfast
Canal House's Pork Belly with Gingery Rhubarb Compote by Genius Recipes
Rhubarb Almond Crumb Cake by Bob Vivant
Rhubarb and Gin Sorbet with Rose Cream by yossy arefi
Cory Schreiber & Julie Richardson's Rhubarb Buckle with Ginger Crumb by Genius Recipes
Rhubarb Curd Shortbread by Rivka
Rye Shortcakes with Roasted Strawberries and Rhubarb by yossy arefi
Naughty Rhubarb Scones by Midge
Sparkling Rhubarb Lemonade by TheRunawaySpoon
Rhubarb with Earl Grey Tea, Cardamom, and Orange Zest by chez danisse