Strawberry Rhubarb Compote

Some things were just meant to be together. Strawberries are delicious all on their own, but when paired with their super-sidekick rhubarb, the flavor combination just cant be beat! Luckily, strawberry and rhubarb season overlap, which means we get to take full advantage of these yummy spring offerings. I would say spring fruits, however rhubarb is actually considered to be a vegetable, something I was surprised to find out!

Vegetable though it may be, rhubarb has little in common with peas and carrots. Its tart, mouth-puckering flavor is oddly appealing and delicious. Rhubarb is a great counterbalance to the sweet juiciness of ripe strawberries. When the two come together, the result is an addictingly good and perfectly balanced burst of flavor- equal parts tart and sweet.