Use this leafy green like a flavorful herb in dishes like pizza, potato salad, and pesto.
Eat Your Greens
With a peppery bite and ruffled edges, arugula lends personality to the mix of salad greens called Mesclun or as a stand-alone
lettuce in salad. Yet the leafy green is just as at home in savory Mediterranean dishes like pizza, potato salad, and pesto
where it performs more like a flavorful herb.
Orange, Arugula, and Kalamata Olive Salad
The peppery bite of arugula is rounded out by complimentary sweet and salty flavors of fennel, oranges, and olives in this
colorful dinner salad. Use it as a side dish or add grilled chicken or steak to make it a main course.
This is Mediterranean peasant style food at its finest. Warm just-cooked potatoes are tossed with Italian sausage, mustard
vinaigrette, and crisp arugula leaves for a fragrant, satisfying meal. Short on time most weeknights? The potatoes and sausage
can easily be cooked in advance.
It may look upscale, but this is one simple sandwich to assemble. Splurge on a good quality bread like foccacia. Sprinkle
chicken with a fajita spice rub and cook in the skillet. Slice a few tomatoes. And for the condiment: store-bought mayo is
flavored with cilantro and lime.
Caramelized Onion Pizza with Gorgonzola and Arugula
In less time than it takes to have pizza delivered, you can dish up a gourmet pie made with sweet, tender onions, peppery
arugula, and creamy gorgonzola. For a shortcut, substitute a store-bought pizza crust for the homemade one.
Balsamic vinegar and olive oil are the perfect dressing for an arugula salad, but to make the meal more substantial top it
with grilled steak or chicken. Grated fresh Parmesan makes the meal look fancier but omit it and the fresh cooked artichokes
if you're short on ingredients and time.
Sweet fresh figs and peppery arugula is one of those special combinations that, once you try, is hard to forget. In this easy
salad, the figs are quickly roasted to bring out even more of their sweetness and then topped with goat cheese and molasses