In the later spring months (now!), the leaves are tender and the uses are endless, but as the summer progresses, arugula becomes a little tougher and more suitable for pastas and baked dishes where it has the opportunity to wilt and soften. If you're just getting accustomed to using arugula at home, try adding it slowly into salads. While I absolutely adore a simple arugula salad, some people can find it a bit bitter and off-putting until they become used to the flavor. To celebrate the arrival of these beloved delicate leaves, here are a few of our favorite recipes from the past few years. Do you have a favorite way to use arugula?
A Few Favorites From Around the Web:
• Arugula and Chive Baked Egg Cups via Good Life Eats
• Arugula Mojito via Kitchen Konfidence
• Ricotta, Lemon and Arugula Quiche via Martha Stewart
• Arugula Pesto via Simply Recipes
(Image: Megan Gordon)