Rhubarb is one of my favorite spring vegetables—yep, it is technically a veggie! I love the tart sourness it brings to desserts. Now that spring is finally here, you'll start to see rhubarb poking out of the ground.
Make sure you stay away from the leaves, which are toxic due to high levels of oxalic acid, but enjoy the stems, which are bursting with health benefits.
Rhubarb is fantastic for your digestive tract because it has a ton of dietary fiber, which eases bloating and constipation. It's also a great choice for people who experience spring allergies because it's full of immune-boosting vitamin C. Most people don’t know that rhubarb is a good source of bone-strengthening calcium, making it perfect for those following a dairy-free or vegan diet.
The crumble recipe I’m sharing with you today is actually from my cookbook, Healthy Dairy Free Desserts. I've chosen to pair rhubarb with strawberries because it's such a classic combination, but if strawberries aren’t in season where you live, frozen strawberries will work really well.
This crumble is really versatile, so you can play around with the fruits you use. Rhubarb also tastes great with apples, apricots, any berries, nectarines, peaches, and plums.