Rhubarb Chutney, two versions

Here are recipes for this week’s specials at Monta Vista Market …

Lucky you! …. for TWO reasons ….

#1 reason you are lucky is that this past Wednesday I came up with two rhubarb recipes and will share them with you now because rhubarb is on sale this week at Monta Vista Market.

#2 reason you are lucky is that BROCCOLI is on sale and Monta Vista Market has an exceptional low price on it. So — I’ll show you how to freeze it during my cooking demo at MVM this Saturday, May 5th, 1 to 4pm. Click here to read more about the food demo.

Rhubarb Bacon Chutney

  • 1/2 cup chopped rhubarb, (cut down the middle length-wise and then thinly slice half rounds)
  • 1/2 cup chopped bacon, about 5 slices, cooked, cooled, diced
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onion
  • 1/2 tbls pomegranate syrup
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt (I used Kefir cheese)
Directions:
1. The measurements above are a guide, mixing equal portions of all the ingredients and then add enough yogurt to cover the mixture, or to desired amount.
• Will keep in fridge for 3 days.
• Serve as a snack, side dish or condiment.
• A couple people who tasted this dish voted to serve it with lamb (any lamb will do). I agreed, wholeheartedly.
They say ‘everything’ tastes good with bacon, even ice cream, and I’m beginning to believe it. I once served a dinner with bacon as the featured ingredient, it was used in every course. Click here if you are a bacon fan and want to see how I’ve used bacon.

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Another rhubarb recipe… similar, but without bacon…..

Spiced Rhubarb Chutney

  • 1/2 cup chopped rhubarb
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1 tbls pomegranate syrup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom

Directions:

Directions:
1. The measurements above are a guide, mixing equal portions of the main ingredients and then add enough yogurt and sweetener (pomegranate syrup) to desired amount.
• Will keep in fridge for 3 days.
• Serve as a snack or side dish.
• A couple people who tasted this dish voted to serve it with lamb (any lamb will do). I agreed, wholeheartedly.
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And click here for a simple well-balanced dairy free, gluten free, vegan broccoli soup:

Cream of Broccoli Leek Soup — aka:

Buttery, yet not butter, Broccoli Leek Soup