5 Amazing Arugula Recipes

July 13, 2011

Arugula or rocket lettuce, as it is sometimes called, is a peppery green that has become popular in the last few years.  This lettuce was first cultivated in the Mediterranean and later brought to the US by Italian immigrants.  Arugula is more than a salad green, it is as versatile as any herb or leafy vegetable.  It's flavor is most distinctive when eaten raw but arugula is also delicious sauteed in olive oil and garlic.  Here are five recipes for this feisty lettuce.

Arugula Pesto
Arugula replaces basil in this classic Italian raw sauce.

Parmesan and Arugula Pasta
The wilted arugula adds a peppery flavor to this rich pasta dish.

Pizza With Carmalized Onions, Pancetta, Gorgonzola, and Arugula
Fresh arugula is tossed in olive oil and lemon before being placed on a bubbling pizza.

Watermelon, Feta, and Arugula Salad
A summertime salad that is as refreshing as it is tasty.

Potato Salad with Arugula and Dijon Vinaigrette
A lighter version of potato salad that explodes with intense flavors.

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