Rhubarb & Strawberry Chutney

May  8, 2013
3 Ratings
  • Makes 6 or 7 half pints
Author Notes

The tang of rhubarb is a favorite addition to chutney, adding to the sweet, sour, spicy flavors and providing luxurious body. After making this for years with dried cranberries, I added dried strawberries and fell in love. Serve with grilled chicken or pork, or as a glaze for broiled tofu. Fill tiny tart shells with goat cheese and a dab of this chutney for instant party friendly finger food.

What You'll Need
  • 3 pounds rhubarb (5 cups diced)
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 cup crystallized ginger
  • 2 cups dried strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  1. In a 5 quart, non-reactive pot (I use a Le Creuset,) add the rhubarb, onion, garlic, ginger, strawberries, mustard seed, coriander seed, salt, vinegar and brown sugar. Stir well.
  2. Raise the heat from medium low to medium high over the course of fifteen minutes until the mixture reaches a slow simmer.
  3. Simmer, uncovered, stirring regularly and gently. It will get thicker and the rhubarb will break down. When a spoon leaves a trail along the bottom of the pot, and the mixture thickens, about 45 minutes, the chutney is ready to process.
  4. For shelf stability, fill half pint jars leaving 1/2" headspace. Process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes. Otherwise, the chutney will keep a month or more in the refrigerator.

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4 Reviews

MrsWheelbarrow May 16, 2013
Yes! It was MOMs Organic market (but it might have been six months ago.)
ewehinger May 16, 2013
What are dried strawberries? Does one dry them oneself or get them that way at the store, like apricots?
MrsWheelbarrow May 16, 2013
I found dried strawberries at an organic foods store here in DC, on the internet at nuts.com (really!) and as part of a mix of dried berries at Trader Joe's. In a pinch, use the mix from TJs or substitute dried cherries or cranberries.
ewehinger May 16, 2013
Thanks! I'll look for them. Do you want to share the name of the organic food store since I'm local?