Assertive Arugula

Food and Travel,In Season,Ingredient
July 26, 2011

Spinach becoming blase? Try peppery arugula instead—in salads, sandwiches, and more.


Arugula, also known as rocket or Italian cress, is a bitter, peppery green with an assertive flavor.

It’s stronger than spinach, but can be used most any place spinach is. It’s best raw in a salad or tossed in hot pasta until just wilted. We love it in a salad with dried cranberries, almonds, oil and vinegar, in a ham sandwich in lieu of lettuce or tossed on pizza.

Arugula Scallop Salad

Arugula, Scallop and Watermelon Salad

Peppery arugula, sweet scallops and fresh watermelon combine to create this lovely, light summer salad.

BLT with Avocado and Arugula Salad

Bacon, lettuce and the best tomatoes you can buy or grow stack up on a perfect sandwich.

Bruschetta with Tomato and Arugula

Bruschetta with Tomato and Arugula

Ripe tomatoes and leafy green arugula converge a top this simple and summery Italian appetizer.

Homemade Pizza with Fresh Mozzarella, Arugula and Prosciutto

Make a whole-wheat crust for this pizza.


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