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Spiced Rhubarb Chutney


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Spiced Rhubarb Chutney – For Pork, Poultry & More!

Rhubarb, known as “pie plant” is a great vegetable that we use in much more than dessert and pie recipes – such as this Spiced Rhubarb Chutney!

Rhubarb is most often treated as a fruit, and while it is very tangy – sour, even – and must be balanced with sugar or some sort of sweetener, we have found it to be a delicious addition to BBQ Sauce, upside-down cakes, crostatas and even as a condiment, as in this Spiced Rhubarb Chutney.

And rhubarb pies? We’ve got those too.

spiced rhubarb chutney in glass dish on blue plate

Read all about Rhubarb in our Explore An Ingredient column.

Rhubarb & FODMAPs

Rhubarb has shown no detectable FODMAPs in Monash University lab tests, making it very attractive to the FODMAPer.

There are several fruit that have had no FODMAPs detected during lab testing, such as grapes, strawberries, papaya and rhubarb. Monash has been moving away from language that says “no FODMAPs detected”, but it does not change that the produce that have shown no FODMAPs in lab testing, can indeed, contain no FODMAPs.

Please read our article, When Low FODMAP Lab Testing Differs to understand the big picture.

Here we have combined it with scallions, Garlic-Infused Oil or FODY Shallot-Infused Olive Oil, candied ginger, raisins, walnuts, vinegar and spices to create a condiment that we like with most any grilled meat and especially with pork, such as with our Juicy Pork Chops with Rhubarb Chutney, which you can make indoors in a cast-iron pan and see below.

spiced rhubarb chutney in glass bowl alongside pork chops

For another chutney, try our Blackberry Peach Chutney. That’s right, low FODMAP amounts of blackberries AND peaches!

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spiced rhubarb chutney in glass bowl alongside pork chops
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Spiced Rhubarb Chutney

This Spiced Rhubarb Chutney is very versatile – we like it with pork, poultry and more. And it keeps for a while in the fridge.

Low FODMAP Serving Size Info: Makes about 3 cups (720 ml); serving size ¼ cup (60 ml)

Makes: 12 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Author: Dédé Wilson


  • 1 tablespoon Garlic-Infused Oil, FODY Shallot-Infused Olive Oil, or our Onion-Infused Oil
  • 6 tablespoons (25 g) chopped scallions, green parts only, divided
  • 1 1/4 pounds (570 g) rhubarb, cut into 1/2-inch (12 mm) pieces (about 4 cups)
  • 3/4 cup (149 g) sugar
  • 1/3 cup (75 ml) apple cider vinegar
  • 1 ounce (30 g) candied ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger root
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup (42 g) raisins
  • 3 tablespoons chopped toasted walnuts


  1. Heat a medium sized non-reactive saucepan over medium heat. Add Garlic-Infused Oil, FODY Shallot-Infused Olive Oil, or our Onion-Infused Oil and 3 tablespoons of the chopped scallions and sauté for a few minutes, or until softened, but not browned. Add the remaining scallions along with the rhubarb, sugar, vinegar, candied ginger, ginger root, cumin, allspice, red pepper flakes and raisins. Stir everything together well.

  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture simmers, then simmer for about 5 to 8 minutes or until rhubarb is tender and mixture is thick. Remove from heat, stir in walnuts and cool to room temperature. Chutney is ready to use or can be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container. Serve at room temperature.

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  • We absolutely love Fody Shallot-Infused Olive Oil. Shallots have a flavor all their own that really elevate this chutney. You could also make your own using shallots and our recipe for Onion-Infused Oil.

FODMAP Information

Our recipes are based on Monash University and FODMAP Friendly science.

  • Ginger: Monash University has lab tested fresh ginger root and has determined it to be free of FODMAPs, making it one of our go-to no FODMAP foods.
  • Onion-Infused Oil: Make your own Onion-Infused Oil or buy a commercial equivalent for the easiest way to add onion flavor to your food. Fructans in onions are not oil-soluble, so onion-infused oil is low FODMAP.
  • Raisins: Monash and FODMAP Friendly have both lab tested raisins. While raw grapes contain no FODMAPs, the natural sugars concentrate upon drying and the resulting raisins do contain FODMAPs. Monash says a low FODMAP Green Light serving is 1 Australian tablespoon (13 g). FODMAP Friendly gives them a “Pass” at 3 tablespoons (30 g).
  • Scallions: The green parts of scallions are low FODMAP as determined by Monash University lab testing and can be used to add onion flavor to your low FODMAP cooking.
  • Sugar: Monash University and FODMAP Friendly have both lab tested white, granulated sugar. Monash states that a Green Light low FODMAP serving size of white sugar is ¼ cup (50 g). FODMAP Friendly simply states that they have tested 1 tablespoon and that it is low FODMAP. Regular granulated white sugar is sucrose, which is a disaccharide made up of equal parts glucose and fructose. Sucrose is broken down and absorbed efficiently in the small intestine.
  • Walnuts: Both Monash University and FODMAP Friendly have lab tested walnuts. FODMAP Friendly gives them a “Pass” at ¼ cup (30 g) portions. Monash lists the same gram amount as low FODMAP and pegs the volume at 10 walnut halves.

Please always refer to the Monash University & FODMAP Friendly smartphone apps for the most up-to-date lab tested information. As always, your tolerance is what counts; please eat accordingly. The ultimate goal of the low FODMAP diet is to eat as broadly as possible, without triggering symptoms, for the healthiest microbiome.

Course: Condiment, Sauce
Cuisine: American


Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 182mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 0.3mg

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more. For a more detailed explanation, please read our article Understanding The Nutrition Panel Within Our Recipes.