Summer Sweet Treat: Rhubarb & Strawberry Compote

Summertime is the perfect time for cold, and sweet snacks. I, myself, have a huge sweet tooth―if I could, I would eat ice cream for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Since I am trying to be the healthiest that I can be, it’s not such a good idea… I have a perfectly simple snack for all those hot summer days where you just want to indulge without guilt. Seriously, no guilt at all. This recipe has 2 ingredients (strawberry and rhubarb) and both come straight from the earth. No added sugar, no fuss―it can’t get any easier than this! Rhubarb tastes like sour green apple, and when mixed with strawberry, it’s sweetness comes out amazingly! Furthermore, it does wonders for our general health. Here is an article where you can find all the amazing benefits of rhubarb.

This recipe is at its best when it has been chilled in the refrigerator overnight. I eat it alone with a spoon, but it is also good topped with granola, on bread or crackers, or as a topping on smoothie bowls or oatmeal. If you prefer a sweeter taste, increase the ratio of strawberries to rhubarb or add some maple syrup. It goes great with mint leaves too.

IMG_3169IMG_3186

 

Ingredients

makes 3-4 cups of compote

  • 4 cups of diced rhubarb
  • 5 cups of diced fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup of water
Instructions
  • Add the rhubarb, strawberries and water to a saucepan
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat at medium for 40 minutes to an hour and cover
  • Stir occasionally
  • Let it cool and enjoy!

Published by

Patricia Roca

Why is life worth living? That’s a very good question. Well, there are certain things I guess that make it worthwhile. Like what? Okay, for me, I would say, dogs, post cards, cafés, hats (especially berets), Paris, stationary, soy lattes, Les Miserables, string lights, and barrettes.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s