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Microwave Strawberry Rhubarb Compote

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 4 ingredients

Sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb are a classic combo. During chemo, a great way to eat fresh, seasonal fruit is to make compote with it. Preparing the compote in the microwave is quick and easy,...


  • 2 cups of rhubarb, topped, tailed and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 cups of strawberries, washed and hulled
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Nutrition Facts


63 cals


0 g

Saturated Fat

0 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0 g

Monounsaturated Fat

0 g


15 g


11 g


3 g


1 g


5 mg


  1. Place the rhubarb, maple syrup, and water in a microwave-safe ceramic or glass bowl. Cover with a ceramic plate and cook in the microwave on high for 2 minutes.
  2. Remove and uncover carefully — there will be steam. Stir in the strawberries, cover with the plate again, and return to the microwave. Cook on high heat for 2 more minutes, or 3 more minutes if using frozen strawberries.
  3. Remove from the microwave, uncover very carefully and stir well.  Cover with the plate again and cook on high for 1 more minute. Let sit in the microwave to steam for 5 to 10 minutes. Serve warm or chilled. Once cooled, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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Our recipes, articles, and videos are reviewed by our oncology-trained dietitians to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed., published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Institute for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society