Arugula, also known as rocket or roquette, is an incredibly versatile ingredient. Not only does it have a sharp yet sweet flavor, but its low-calorie count makes it ideal for those looking to incorporate more healthy greens into their diet. Here are five dishes where arugula is the star of the show.
1. Arugula and Pesto Salad: An easy and delicious salad that can be enjoyed on its own or as a side dish. Simply toss together fresh arugula, homemade pesto, cherry tomatoes and top with Parmesan cheese for an extra burst of flavor.
2. Arugula Pizza: Take your favorite pizza to the next level with a bed of fresh arugula and pesto as the base for your toppings. Top with your favorite vegetables, cheese and herbs for an easy meal that’s packed with flavor.
3. Arugula and Grilled Vegetable Salad: Roast a variety of your favorite vegetables in the oven and top with fresh arugula and a light balsamic dressing for a colorful salad that’s loaded with flavor.
4. Arugula, Pear and Goat Cheese Sandwich: Toast up some crusty bread, spread on some goat cheese, layer on some slices of fresh pear, a few handfuls of arugula and season with pepper. Enjoy as a snack or light lunch.
5. Arugula Pesto Pasta: Cook your favorite pasta and top with an easy-to-make arugula pesto for an elevated twist on the classic. Sprinkle some toasted nuts and Parmesan cheese for an added crunch.