Arugula

Did you know that arugula is actually a cruciferous vegetable? Cruciferous veggies (think broccoli and brussels sprouts) are linked with lower rates of cancer and heart disease and are packed with vitamins and minerals. This vibrant leafy green pairs well with tangy goat cheese or blue cheese, citrus fruits like lemon, orange or grapefruit and (my personal favorite) sweet things like dates or caramelized onions. The sweetness balances out the bitterness and makes taste buds very happy. One of my favorite things to make with Arugula is to use it as a pizza topping! I make caramelized onion and goat cheese pizza and when it comes out of the oven, I pile it with fresh arugula.

ARUGULA, APPLE AND RADISH SALAD WITH CIDER VINAIGRETTE
This crunchy, sweet/tart salad can be whipped up in 15 minutes.

ARUGULA AND CARROT RIBBON SALAD
The key to getting beautifully curled carrot ribbons in this salad is to soak them in ice water.

ARUGULA LEMON PESTO PASTA SALAD
This pasta salad can be served as a side or as a stand alone. I love the addition of the white beans and sun-dried tomatoes.

ARUGULA PESTO
Toss with pasta for a super quick weeknight meal. If there’s any leftover pesto you can stir it into hummus, schmear it on sandwiches, toss it into soups or freeze it to use later.

ARUGULA SALAD WITH LEMON VINAIGRETTE AND PARMESAN CHEESE
Super simple but very flavorful salad.

ARUGULA STUFFED PORK TENDERLOIN
Pork tenderloin stuffed with arugula, basil and mozzarella and topped with a creamy red wine sauce.

ARUGULA WITH APPLES AND WALNUTS
A sophisticated spin on a waldorf salad.

BACON ARUGULA APPLE BITES
These are a quick snack that the kids (and grown-ups) will love. (Disclaimer: These are only REALLY quick if you have crumbled bacon on hand. Pro Tip: Always have crumbled bacon on hand)

FEEL GOOD FALL SALAD
Versatile fall salad with simple ingredients that can easily be swapped for what you have on hand.

ITALIAN DELI SALAD
Perfect for picnics or school/work lunches. Marinate your antipasto veggies in the dressing and then toss with arugula when you’re ready to eat.

LEMONY PASTA WITH CAULIFLOWER, CHICKPEAS AND ARUGULA
Packed with arugula, cauliflower and chickpeas this hearty vegetarian dish is quick and easy. Vibrant lemon and salty capers pair perfectly with the peppery arugula. Use whole-wheat pasta for even more staying power.

ROASTED AND RAW CARROT SALAD WITH HAZELNUTS AND ARUGULA
Carrots, arugula and a honey-mustard vinaigrette that plays the part of the sweet to offset the bite of the arugula. Lip-smacking good!

SIMPLE ARUGULA SALAD
Great on it’s own or to top your favorite pizza.

SIPPIN’ GREEN GAZPACHO
We’ve been having some hot and steamy days lately – this gorgeous green gazpacho is a nice refreshing option that won’t heat up your kitchen.

SUGAR SNAP PEA SALAD WITH RADISHES, FETA AND ARUGULA
Arugula pairs beautifully with a lemony dressing, salty feta and sweet and crunchy sugar snaps.

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