Assertive Arugula

Food and Travel, In Season, Ingredient
on July 26, 2011

Arugula, also known as rocket or Italian cress, is a bitter, peppery green with an assertive flavor.

It’s stronger than spinach, but can be used most any place spinach is. It’s best raw in a salad or tossed in hot pasta until just wilted. We love it in a salad with dried cranberries, almonds, oil and vinegar, in a ham sandwich in lieu of lettuce or tossed on pizza.