Recipes from the Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market: Spicy Rhubarb Chutney with Girl Boss

This spicy spring recipe is great add to yogurt and granola, cheese and crackers when you’re snacking, or a sauce for desserts! Girl Boss, a pineapple habanero hot sauce from Grand Traverse Sauce Company, brings the heat.


  • 8 stalks (1 bunch) rhubarb, chopped
  • ½ cup sugar
  • Zest of ½ lemon
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp (or more) of Girl Boss Hot Sauce
  • ½ lb strawberries (if in season, optional)

Place all ingredients except hot sauce in a sauce pan over med low heat. Stir occasionally and simmer for 20-30 minutes until rhubarb is broken down. Add the desired amount of hot sauce. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

See this recipe demonstrated in person at the Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market in Traverse City on June 11th!

Maria Leggett is the Chef for the Grand Traverse Sauce Co.

Find more recipes and a schedule of demonstrations from the Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market here!