Healthy and Delicious Honey Roasted Rhubarb Power Greens Salad! A vegetarian honey roasted rhubarb salad jammed packed with nourishment and bursting with flavor. Simple to make, vegetarian, and gluten free!
If I had a child I’d name him/her Rhubarb. Because rhubarb it’s so going to be the new “superfood“, it’s powerful in the kitchen, it’s sweet, tart, and rhubarb is one amazing healthy vegetable. Plus it makes everything look pretty, especially roasted rhubarb! But rhubarb can also be bitter (when left alone), which is ironic because that’s probably true for any child. And I’m so kidding, don’t worry, I’m not going to be naming any child of mine rhubarb. Although we could name it Kiwi….. although we’re not having kids anytime this year. But I digress.
Okay Where was I? Oh yes, rhubarb. HONEY ROASTED rhubarb. I love thee! And I never really understood it’s magical nutritional and flavor powers until I was an adult. When I actually started studying nutrition myself and using food for FUEL for James’ training. Go figure!
You see, rhubarb is best eaten with a fat to help absorption of carotenoids and vitamin K. Vitamin K is essential property that helps with blood clotting, protecting the bones, and healthy neuron function in the brain, I’m thinking this is evidence that eating a rhubarb pie (you know, with fat) can help too! Right? Oh how I wish!
Okay despite the pie, you can easily eat rhubarb with other healthy fats to get more bang for your buck. But I won’t judge you if you eat the pie as well. Never.
Rhubarb is also used for supporting good gut health. Um, you knew I wasn’t going to leave without talking about that, right? Yes, GOTTA LOVE GUT HEALTH!
Rhubarb has certain cleansing properties that help keep your digestive system healthy, relieve stomach pain, and fight parasites. Although don’t eat the leaves, just the stalk. Rhubarb leaves are said to be toxic. Which would counteract that whole GOOD for you thing, eek!
So let’s talk healthy fats, a little bit of natural sweetness, and power greens. All ingredients which compliment this beautiful red stalk (rhubarb); Sunflower seeds, goat cheese, honey, fresh lemon, and olive oil! Ya’ll, this is on delicious tasting salad and honey roasted rhubarb concoction. One you will want to add to your weekly rotation, because let’s face it. No one has time for boring salads these days. We need power salads!Print
That being said, I fully believe this non boring POWER SALAD is the most delicious way to absorb more vitamin K. Weren’t you thinking that? Probably not. You’re probably still focusing on having a slice of rhubarb pie. Or any other honey roasted rhubarb dessert. And again, I don’t judge you, nor do I blame you. I told you rhubarb was that magical. Just look.
OK so here’s the good news. It’s almost Spring. And rhubarb is about to be at the peak of of it’s season. Which means you can go “stalk” up now! And there’s my pun for the day. The perfect way to start a Monday!
p.s this is one meal I DID not save for the kiwi. Who is BACK HOME TODAY! I could feel bad but I’m thinking this is just another excuse to make more honey roasted rhubarb in other food forms. That pie is still on my mind.
What’s your favorite way use rhubarb?
Would you name your child after a vegetable? Don’t answer that. Unless of course you have some witty reply!
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Thanks to Melissa’s Produce for sending me this lovely array of FRESH produce! Especially that RHUBARB! YUM!