Rhubarb salsa

    3 hours 35 min

    This is a recipe I came up with while trying to figure out what to do with an over-abundance of rhubarb. I'm not fond of sugary, syrupy rhubarb sauces but I love rhubarb and I love salsa, so I figured why not put them together! Feel free to adjust ingredients to your liking.

    4 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 250g thinly sliced rhubarb
    • 1 small red onion, coarsely chopped
    • 1 large green pepper, seeded and coarsely chopped
    • 1 large red pepper, seeded and coarsely chopped
    • 1 large yellow pepper, seeded and coarsely chopped
    • 1 jalapeno chilli pepper, seeded and coarsely chopped - or to taste
    • 25g freshly chopped coriander
    • 3 ripe plum tomatoes, finely diced
    • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
    • 5 tablespoons lime juice
    • 2 teaspoons coarse salt
    • 1 pinch garlic powder, or to taste
    • freshly ground black pepper to taste

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Extra time:3hr chilling  ›  Ready in:3hr35min 

    1. Stir rhubarb into a large pot of boiling water and cook for 10 seconds. Quickly drain rhubarb and rinse with cold water until cool; transfer rhubarb to a large bowl.
    2. Place red onion, green, red, and yellow peppers, jalapeno pepper and coriander into a food processor and pulse 3 or 4 times to finely chop; transfer pepper mixture to bowl with rhubarb. Stir in tomatoes.
    3. Dissolve brown sugar in lime juice in a bowl; lightly stir lime juice mixture into rhubarb mixture. Sprinkle salsa with salt, garlic powder and black pepper and stir salsa again. Chill for at least 3 hours to blend flavours.

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    A great way to use rhubarb without having to add cups of sugar. A tasty salsa; only change I made was to use regular bottled lime juice. My rough chop of the bell peppers was too rough; I had to pulse the food processor too many times and the salsa was not as 'chunky' as in the picture. Makes a lot of salsa; will half the recipe next time. Easy to add more heat; just add more jalapeno or leave the seeds in. It was a hit at my wife's work; many requests for the recipe.  -  05 Jun 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This stuff is great - and addicting! The only change I made to the recipe is to use a clove of garlic instead of garlic powder. I put the garlic, salt and pepper into the lime juice mixture before pouring it over the salsa. This is a recipe that you can easily adjust to personal tastes regarding types of peppers and amount of heat. It is wonderful with chips, but also great as an accompaniment to any grilled meat - pork, burgers, or chicken. Everyone I have served this to raves about it and asks for the recipe. Thanks for such a great recipe!  -  23 Jun 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Great! I made Peking duck and made the salsa and ate duck tacos for a Saturday night. It is delicious.  -  09 Aug 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)