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Super Easy Rhubarb Sauce

The easiest and most delicious rhubarb sauce you can make with no water added. Vegan, gluten-free and dairy free.
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Calories 489kcal
Cost $4/ 3€


  • 454 g rhubarb cleaned, leaves removed
  • 100 g white sugar
  • tsp salt
  • 1 pc star anise
  • 5 strips lemon zest using with a peeler
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/32 tsp xanthan gum (optional)
  • 5 drops lemon juice


  • Wash and cut the rhubarb into tiny pieces.
  • Mix all of the ingredients except the xanthan gum together in a bowl. Cover and let this sit for 30 minutes.
  • Add everything from the bowl to a pan with a lid and bring to a boil. Reduce to the lowest setting, put the lid on and cook for about 10 minutes or until the rhubarb is completely soft.
  • Remove the lemon zest, star anise and add to the blender. Start on low speed until it catches and then increase to high speed for about 1 minute.
    You may need to use the feed to blend it properly.
  • Once the texture is smooth, add the Xanthan gum, a little squeeze of lemon juice and continue blending.
  • Keep in a mason jar or lid with container for up to 5 days in the fridge. Enjoy!


If the pan gets too hot and the rhubarb sticks to the bottom of the pan, you may need to add more water. 


Calories: 489kcal | Carbohydrates: 122g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 313mg | Potassium: 1337mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 105g | Vitamin A: 469IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 405mg | Iron: 1mg
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