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Top 3 Sweetest Ways to Enjoy Strawberry Rhubarb

By Sydney Cook
Posted On Jun 09, 2016
Top 3 Sweetest Ways to Enjoy Strawberry Rhubarb

 

Like the iconic combinations of peanut butter and jelly, maple and bacon, and chocolate and mint, the sweet flavor of strawberries and tart taste of rhubarb merged does something for the soul.

When combined, the soft strawberries and the sturdy rhubarb meet in the middle to create a texture that works well in everything from the quintessential strawberry rhubarb pie to creamsicle pops. Since we’re at the peak of strawberry season and today is National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day, it’s only right we celebrate the imperative pair!

While fresh summer strawberries are among the most popular and refreshing fruit on the planet, they also host a heap of health benefits. They are an excellent source of vitamin C, dietary fiber, manganese, and many other minerals.

Rhubarb shines on its own too! Its famous pink stalks are packed with essential minerals, vitamins, and nutrients. Rhubarb’s health benefits include weight loss, improved digestion, cognitive health, improved blood circulation, and protection against various cardiovascular conditions.

Here are our three favorite ways to enjoy these bonafide super foods together aside from the traditional pie!

Food 52 by Ladystiles
Photo Credit: Food 52 by Ladystiles

Whether you eat it by the spoonful or as a topping on ice cream, delightfully roasted strawberries and rhubarb represents simplicity at its finest – but in a good way. All you’ll need to do is chop strawberries and rhubarb, toss with maple syrup, vermouth, balsamic vinegar, and salt, and roast.

Photo Credit: Bell'alimento by Paula Jones
Photo Credit: Bell’alimento by Paula Jones

To continue with the roasted strawberries and rhubarb theme, let us introduce you to balsamic roasted strawberry rhubarb sorbet. Sweeten your summer with this five-ingredient sensational sorbet recipe.

Photo Credit: Adventures in Cooking by Eva
Photo Credit: Adventures in Cooking by Eva

National Donut Day came and left. It’s not too late to celebrate! This strawberry rhubarb donut recipe helps you kill two birds with one stone (in the nicest way possible).

Let us know in the comments below if you’ve tried any of these sweet treats. Also, take a look at the top three sweetest ways to enjoy quinoa – it’ll blow your mind!