20 Arugula Recipes to Add to Your Arsenal
Arugula isn’t just the 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: it adds magic to everything from pesto spread to smoothies. Here are 20 arugula recipes you’ll want to try at home ASAP.
Roasted Peach and Arugula Salad
Let’s start with something simple, shall we? This 30-minute recipe highlights fresh peaches—one of our summer favorites.
Orange and Arugula Smoothie Bowl
See ya, kale. Arugula is our green of choice in this banana, orange and chia-seed smoothie. (Thanks for the tip, Coterie member Liz Harris.)
Five-Onion Tart with Arugula Salad
This sweet-and-tangy tart has five types of onions—yellow, scallions, leeks, shallots and chives—and a deliciously flaky tart crust.
Asparagus and Arugula Pasta Salad
This is not your average pasta salad. Asparagus and arugula add festive pops of green alongside crumbled feta. Everyone will want to dig in.
Onion and Arugula Frittata
Have leftover arugula and onions in the crisper? Toss them with eggs and you’ve got breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Cacio e Pepe with Arugula and Lemon
Sure, it’s not traditional cacio e pepe, but we love that we’re getting in some extra greens. Add arugula and a squeeze of lemon for a flavorful twist on the classic Italian pasta dish.
Pesto Panini with Arugula, Avocado and Sun-Dried Tomato
Why have a regular sandwich when you can make a panini? Grab your favorite bread, whip up this avocado-based pesto and top it with arugula for a filling lunch.
Pumpkin Pizza Crust with Arugula and Prosciutto
Admit it: You still have a can of pumpkin puree sitting in your pantry from Thanksgiving. Put it to good use with this tasty pizza you can eat all year round.
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?
Arugula, Fig and Fried White Sweet-Potato Salad
Forget everything you thought you knew about potato salad. Here, fried slices of sweet potatoes rest on top of a heaping bed of arugula.
Arugula Tartine with Bacon, Feta and Tarragon Vinaigrette
This dish is so hearty, thanks to crumbled bacon, salty feta, a sunny-side up egg and a savory tarragon vinaigrette. Just add a glass of wine, and you’re ready for lunch.
Crispy Goat-Cheese Salad
In heaven, every meal comes topped with a warm, pistachio-coated goat-cheese ball.
Blackberry Goat Cheese Salad
Transform the blackberries and arugula in your farmers-market haul into magic. (Then Instagram the hell out of it.)
Arugula and Watermelon Salad in a Jar
Combine arugula, chunks of watermelon and fresh mint with a simple dressing—and watch the jealousy arise on your coworkers’ faces.
Pan-Seared Scallops with Creamy Lemon Beet Puree
Look at you, chef. This restaurant-caliber dish but will look fab on your dinner table. (And it’s easier than it looks, we promise.)
Creamy Arugula Risotto
Coterie member Gaby Dalkin helps us sneak some veggies into this creamy Italian rice dish. (Don’t worry, it’s not too healthy—there’s still white wine, Parm and a dollop of mascarpone cheese.)