With spring almost at our doorstep, it's time to put away the kale and lean on lighter, brighter greens, like arugula. Although it's easy to find the peppery, pungent leaves at your grocery store year-round, it's actually an early spring vegetable, which means there is no better time to start loading up on it. Here are 5 great recipes that celebrate arugula.
A sandwich made of salty ham, creamy brie, and sweet marmalade could lean a little too rich and heavy if it wasn't for the handful of arugula that's pressed inside — its peppery kick provides the perfect balance, along with that wholesome fleck of green.
Take advantage of the coming and going of two different seasons with this salad. Pears are about to be replaced with spring fruit like strawberries, but before they are gone make this light and easy salad that's dressed in a warm honey-mustard vinaigrette.
Reach for store-bought pizza dough to help you get this colorful flatbread on your table faster. It's a great choice for a warm appetizer or lunch, or even a light dinner
Early spring means days that aren't quite as warm as we'd like them to be, so eating arugula raw isn't always the most satisfying option. Here arugula, chives, and rosemary are sautéed and then scrambled with an egg for a comforting meal.
Arugula joins forces with basil in this welcomed twist on the classic Italian sauce. While toasted walnuts are called for in this recipe, feel free to experiment with other nuts you may have on hand, like toasted almonds, hazelnuts, and even pecans.