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.
makes 3-4 cups of compote
- 4 cups of diced rhubarb
- 5 cups of diced fresh strawberries
- 1/2 cup of water
- 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!