Our Best Arugula Recipes
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.
Warm Sausage and Potato Salad with Arugula
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.
Spicy Chicken and Arugula Sandwich
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.
Grilled Steak on Arugula
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.
Roasted Fig and Arugula Salad
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 vinaigrette.
Bacon, Arugula, and Egg Wraps
Precooked potatoes make these wraps quick and easy to whip up; eggs and whole-wheat tortillas deliver protein and fiber to keep you full all morning.
Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Arugula Salad
This colorful salad is packed with garden-fresh zucchini and tomatoes. Grill the bread slices along with the tomatoes so everything is ready at the same time.
Arugula Salad with Lemon and Pine Nuts
Peppery arugula combines with tangy lemon, salty cheese, and sweet toasted pine nuts for a perfectly balanced side salad. Slowly drizzling the olive oil into the lemon juice mixture helps emulsify the dressing. If you add the oil all at once, it’s harder to combine it with the acid, and it ends up looking like the dressing is separated. Serve this salad with grilled chicken or seared steak or top with lemony tuna salad.
Tuna, Arugula, and Egg Salad with Pita Chips
If your budget allows, try a premium jarred tuna, like Ortiz, which is rich, firm, and meaty. And purchase precooked, peeled eggs from your supermarket.
Bacon and Egg Sandwiches with Caramelized Onions and Arugula
This upscale twist on the traditional breakfast sandwich features sweet, tender caramelized onion and peppery arugula. A fresh fruit salad would be a good accompaniment.
Roasted Squash and Arugula Pesto Toasts
We like the flavor of toasted, skin-on, whole almonds, but any almonds will taste great–just be sure to toast them first for the extra depth of flavor. Serve this sauce over grilled flank steak or lamb chops, or toss with tuna, white beans, and cherry tomatoes.
Lemony White Bean-and-Arugula Salad
Lemony White Bean-and-Arugula Salad
Cod with Shiitake-Bacon Crust and Arugula Salad
This is triple-whammy umami--shiitakes, bacon, and cod all deliver complex tastes. You can also use haddock, flounder, or tilapia.
Arugula Salad with Dates and Bacon
If savory and sweet is your favorite flavor combination, then this salad topped with dates and bits of bacon will be your ultimate salad combo. Use sliced apples to provide even more texture and fresh arugula to offset the sweetness.
Grapefruit, Endive, and Arugula Salad
Tossing the endive leaves in the vinaigrette first softens their bitter edge. You could also sub thinly sliced fennel or chopped Romaine hearts.
Chorizo and Kale-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Zucchini-Arugula Salad
A combo of superlean ground turkey and rich ground pork gives you the ideal mix of flavor and texture while staying nice and light.
Strawberry-and-Arugula Salad with Crispy Prosciutto
Prep: 10 minutes; Stand: 15 minutes; Cook: 4 minutes.
Fruit and Arugula Salad with Fig Vinaigrette
There’s only one thing better than the juicy watermelon and peaches in this salad—the outstanding fig vinaigrette. Jammy and sweet with a subtle savory essence, fig preserves provide a flavor foil for tart vinegar and act as an excellent thickener for this dressing, which helps it cling to all the ingredients in this salad. Peppery arugula adds the perfect spicy bite that stands up to the sweet summer fruit. Make a double batch of the vinaigrette and use it to marinate chicken or brush over salmon before grilling.
Bacon, Tomato, and Arugula Pizza
Instead of having an arugula salad on the side, put it on top of your pizza for fresh flavor that pairs perfectly with the tomato and applewood-smoked bacon pizza toppings.
Heirloom Tomato Salad with Arugula, Burrata, and Eggplant Croutons
For this salad, chef Alex Seidel of Denver restaurants Fruition and Mercantile Dining & Provision uses a mix of tomato varieties--whichever are ripest at the moment in his greenhouse. The eggplant "croutons" are small cubes, breaded in seasoned panko and briskly fried. His Fruition Farms Dairy & Creamery also produces the burrata cheese, which is fresh mozzarella filled with ricotta and cream.
Flank Steak with Arugula and Herbed Tomato Salad
Side flank steak with an arugula salad topped with Marinated Tomatoes for a simple main dish.
Naan Pizzas with Broccoli Pesto and Arugula Salad
Arugula Salad with Shaved Artichokes
While it may seem simple, there's nothing ordinary about this arugula and artichoke toss. This recipe easily doubles for a crowd. Place greens in a large bowl, add dressing, and mushrooms, and toss to coat. Top with parmesan cheese, if desired.
Open-Faced Egg Sandwiches
You'll need a knife and fork to dig in to these filling sandwiches that give a unique take on breakfast for dinner.
Chicken and Arugula Pasta Salad
Just a bit of a rich and pungent cheese can go quite a long way. Tossing hot pasta with a few ounces of creamy Brie makes for a light, luscious, and flavorful sauce to coat this abundant bowl of chicken, fresh veggies, and whole-grain noodles.
Watermelon and Arugula Chicken Salad
If watermelon wedges are a mainstay at your summer cookouts, try dicing for this instant, gorgeous salad.