Some simple rhubarb recipes include rhubarb salad with goat cheese, rhubarb crisp and roasted asparagus with rhubarb vinegar. While rhubarb isn't something used as an everyday ingredient, it can add something special very easily to a dish.
The rhubarb salad is an easy and fast recipe to make. The rhubarb simply needs to be roasted with honey in the oven for about 5 minutes for it to be ready to go in the salad, which consists of arugula, fennel and walnut halves. It is used as more of a topping, but it adds a unique flavor to the salad and helps balance out the strong goat cheese.
The rhubarb crisp is a popular dessert and is very simple to make. The rhubarb needs no special treatment in this recipe except to be cut up into bite-size pieces and put into the crisp, which consists of brown sugar, oats, butter, cinnamon, strawberries and blackberries. This recipe calls for fresh rhubarb, but frozen can be used. The amount needed for the recipe should be determined before the frozen rhubarb thaws and it should be completely drained before being used.
The rhubarb in the roasted asparagus recipe is used to make a dressing by simply being simmered with shallots and vinegar. In this recipe, the rhubarb needs to be checked periodically while it cooks, as it needs to be broken down so the flavors infuse, while not being mushy. The rhubarb vinegar is served drizzled over the asparagus.