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16 Ways to Cook Rhubarb, the Sassiest Vegetable

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Rhubarb is perhaps the sassiest vegetable: A raucous shade of magenta-red, with showy leaves, the lanky stalks usually shun their vegetable kin in favor of hanging around with sweeter, fruitier types, or making an appearance in any dish where it can show off its tart bite.

But despite this prima donna behavior—or maybe because of it—we love rhubarb so. We seek it out at farmer's markets, hoard its harvests in our freezers, and give it a prime spot in our favorite pies. We know we shouldn't play into rhubarb's ego, but it's just so gosh darn sure of itself in all its tangy glory that we can't help ourselves. Here are 16 recipes to make right now that give rhubarb the spotlight it commands.

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Rhubarb Swirl Bread
Rhubarb Swirl Bread
Sparkling Rhubarb Lemonade
Sparkling Rhubarb Lemonade
Rye & Rhubarb Anytime Cake
Rye & Rhubarb Anytime Cake
Rhubarb Semifreddo Ice Cream Sandwiches
Rhubarb Semifreddo Ice Cream Sandwiches
Naughty Rhubarb Scones
Naughty Rhubarb Scones
Bakewell Tart with Rhubarb-Hibiscus Jam
Bakewell Tart with Rhubarb-Hibiscus Jam
Raspberry-Rhubarb Crumble with Cracklin' Oat Bran Topping
Raspberry-Rhubarb Crumble with Cracklin' Oat Bran Topping
Rhubarb and Rose Ramos Gin Fizz
Rhubarb and Rose Ramos Gin Fizz
Canal House's Pork Belly with Gingery Rhubarb Compote
Canal House's Pork Belly with Gingery Rhubarb Compote
Rhubarb Almond Crumb Cake
Rhubarb Almond Crumb Cake
Cory Schreiber & Julie Richardson's Rhubarb Buckle with Ginger Crumb
Cory Schreiber & Julie Richardson's Rhubarb Buckle with Ginger Crumb
Rhubarb with Earl Grey Tea, Cardamom, and Orange Zest
Rhubarb with Earl Grey Tea, Cardamom, and Orange Zest
Rhubarb Lavender Streusel Muffins
Rhubarb Lavender Streusel Muffins
Rhubarb Cordial
Rhubarb Cordial
Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake
Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake
Rhubarb and Gin Sorbet with Rose Cream
Rhubarb and Gin Sorbet with Rose Cream

You happen upon a stash of rhubarb in your freezer! What do you do with it? Tell us in the comments!


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