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What to do with fresh rhubarb… try this out! Combine with some fresh strawberries and you have a time-tested winning combination. This dessert is simple, fresh and leaves you feeling light. Perfectly balanced sweet and tart flavors along with the fresh thyme add a depth of flavor that I believe you’ll delight in! Let me know what you think.

Serves 8

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Chill time: 1 hour or more

4 cups fresh or frozen strawberries cut into bite-size pieces

2 cups chopped rhubarb

½ cup maple syrup

Juice from 1 lemon

4½ tablespoons of agar agar (get at any healthier grocery store)

1½ tablespoons fresh thyme, plus a few sprigs for garnishing

Pinch of sea salt

Put all ingredients into a medium saucepan and bring up to a simmer, while stirring, to combine. Simmer for 8 to 10 minutes, until rhubarb is soft.

Pour into chilled nut crust, add some sprigs of fresh thyme for garnish and let chill for at least 1 hour before serving.

Nut Crust

 

2 ¼ cups almond or hazelnut meal

9 pitted, fresh dates

2 tablespoons coconut oil

½ teaspoon almond extract

½ teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Put all ingredients into a food processor. Process until well combined.

Pour into greased standard tart dish.

Press the mixture into the dish evenly; make sure to push it up onto the sides.

It’s best to chill the crust for 20 to 30 minutes before adding the filling.

 

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