35 Arugula Recipes to Add to Your Arsenal While It’s in Season
Arugula is more than just a peppery green that sometimes makes an appearance in fancy restaurant salads. You can buy it at any grocery store, and it’s packed with phytochemicals and antioxidants. And best of all, it’s delightfully versatile, since it adds magic to everything from pesto to smoothies. Did we mention it’s at peak deliciousness from late summer through the winter? Here are 35 arugula recipes you’ll want to try at home while its flavor is most intense.
8. Strawberry, Basil and Arugula Salad with Lots of Black Pepper
You've had more strawberry-spinach salads than you can count. But we swapped our favorite peppery green in to make this dish way less retro. The berries are marinated in rice vinegar and honey, which brings out all their juices and sweetness.
16. Breakfast Sliders
Citrus-kissed arugula meets breakfast sausage, cheddar cheese and scrambled eggs for a sandwich that will redefine the phrase "good morning" for you at first bite.
18. Arugula Walnut Pesto
Pesto doesn’t have to be basil and pine nuts. And did we mention you can whip up this version in 15 minutes flat?
21. Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Fresh basil-arugula pesto (made with smoked almonds!) is the secret to these beyond-flavorful handhelds.
26. Blackberry Goat Cheese Salad
Transform the blackberries and arugula in your farmers market haul into pure heaven. (Then Instagram the hell out of it.)
27. Mushroom Pesto Flatbread Pizza
Thanks to the base being store-bought garlic naan, these pies only take 15 minutes to make from start to finish.
29. Five-Onion Tart with Arugula Salad
This sweet-and-tangy tart has five types of onions—yellow, scallions, leeks, shallots and chives—all atop a deliciously flaky tart crust.
35. Havarti and Arugula Grilled Cheese with Smoky Bacon Jam and Triple-Herb Butter
You deserve a major upgrade from your daily PB&J. If you want to keep it vegetarian, opt for savory homemade onion jam instead of bacon.
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