These arugula recipes may just put all other salad greens to shame.
Its spicy leaves give arugula a very distinct taste, and while a few years ago it seemed to be a much forgotten green (and by “forgotten” I mean “snobby”), nowadays arugula is in many a recipe from pizza to pesto.
Arugula, just like all other leafy greens is quite good for you, packed with vitamins and minerals. In fact, arugula has about eight times the calcium, fives times the vitamin A, C and K, and four times the iron as iceberg lettuce. Makes you want to change your salad base doesn’t it?
But wait, what should you call it? Arugula also goes by the name “rucola” and in Britain it’s called “rocket.” Whatever name you choose to go by, it won’t stop you from taking advantage of these 21 tasty arugula recipes.
Arugula pretty much puts all other salad greens to shame, especially when it’s topped off with these flavorful walnuts.
Make this spin on risotto with quinoa instead of rice. The spicy bite of arugula pairs well with aged Parmesan.
Forget about kale leaves, you want to make these crispy arugula leaves for your new favorite snack.
This salsa verde can go on just about anything. If you want it to be more peppery, use mature arugula leaves.
The sandwich to beat all sandwiches.
Granted, anything with a poached egg is delicious, but anything with a poached egg and arugula? Genius.
Just in case you were in the mood to drink up that arugula instead of eating it.
Since warm weather days aren’t all the way here yet, you may still be craving some comfort food. This heart potato and kale soup gets the perfect dose of spring thanks to the addition of a pesto made from arugula.
The perfect spring brunch dish.
The bit of arugula is offset by the sweetness of pear in this green smoothie recipe.
Warm potatoes help wilt the arugula in this simple recipe.
A list of arugula recipes wouldn’t be complete without one for pizza.
A good combination of two spring friendly items.
Find some good bread, fruit, brie, arugula, and go!
If you are looking for a salad with a little extra protein, this is it.
Why not use arugula to make your own ravioli at home?
Another excellent arugula recipe that’s perfect for a Sunday brunch.
Who said the bitter green couldn’t be used for dessert?
A very simple dinner that you can throw together in minutes. Why not serve it with the arugula salsa verde?
A little twist on classic pesto.
As asparagus comes into season, this is a great way to put it to good use.
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