savory rhubarb recipes

Sweet & Sour Rhubarb Sauce, Savory Rhubarb Recipe (Vegan, GF)

Turn rhubarb into a delicious tangy sweet & sour sauce to brighten up chicken, beef, or tofu!  This sauce is a great savory rhubarb recipe, serve over rice!

Our CSA box came with a wonderful surprise this week: rhubarb!  So summery and amazing.  I’ve eaten plenty of rhubarb in pies, but have never actually cooked with it for savory dishes. Last weekend we celebrated our 1 year engage-iversary in Killington Vermont and ate at a great spot: The Foundry at Summit Pond.  Its where we celebrated last year right after Brett proposed on the Appalachian Long Trail.  Brett ordered a really yummy dish with a rhubarb sauce and inspired me to find a way to tofu-ize it!

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I love a good savory rhubarb recipe.  This is a slight variation on our favorite way to eat tofu: baked and crispy!  The sauce was so amazing and flavorful.  It had such a great tang from the ginger and rhubarb, and every bite really had something new. 

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I would highly recommend garnishes, as they added a whole new depth as well.  I ended up using allthe rhubarb for this dish, but just saw some more at the store… so I will have to stock up and freeze some so we can make this again!

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This recipe actually combines a few other CSA ingredients I got this week – curly kale & scallions.  It was a huge hit, and really nothing like I’ve ever made before.  10/10 🙂
Recipe was adapted from Taste Space.

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Tofu with Sweet & Sour Rhubarb Sauce (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes

For the Sauce

  • 3 large stalks rhubarb, washed and roughly chopped
  • 2 inch piece of ginger, peeled
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons agave syrup
  • 3 tablespoons tamari (or soy sauce)
  1. Add all the sauce ingredients into a high speed blender, and blend on high for a few minutes until the sauce has a thick consistency. 
  2. Transfer the sauce to a small pot and let simmer on low for 20 minutes until the tofu is finished.
  3. Serve over your favorite protein and rice/grain.

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savory rhubarb recipes

Sweet & Sour Rhubarb Sauce (Vegan, Gluten Free)

This sweet & sour rhubarb sauce brightens up any protein. This sauce is a great savory rhubarb recipe, more than just for pies!

Ingredients
  

  • 3 large stalks rhubarb washed and roughly chopped
  • 2 inch piece of ginger peeled
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons agave syrup
  • 3 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce

Instructions
 

  • Add all the sauce ingredients into a high speed blender, and blend on high for a few minutes until the sauce has a thick consistency.
  • Transfer the sauce to a small pot and let simmer on low for 20 minutes until the tofu is finished.
  • Serve over your favorite protein and rice/grain.
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2 Comments

  1. This sounds amazing! I’ll have to give this a try once I harvest some more rhubarb! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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