Thursday, April 15, 2010

5 Delicious Recipes Containing Arugula

Over the last few years arugula has skyrocketed in popularity.  Native to the Mediterranean region and cultivated since Roman times, this leafy green is full of vitamin C and potassium and is known for its rich, peppery flavor.

Given its Mediterranean roots, arugula is staple of Italian and neighboring cuisines.  It is commonly used in salads, pizzas and pastas.  We at FoodPair are huge fans arugula use it whenever we can.  The next time you pick up some arugula at the market, be sure to try one of these simple, yet delicious recipes:

Arugula Pesto
Ingredients in this recipe:  arugula, garlic, olive oil, Parmesan cheese and walnuts

Arugula Salad with Parmesan
Ingredients in this recipe:  arugula, olive oil, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, salt and black pepper

Arugula with Steak, Lemon and Parmesan
Ingredients in this recipe:  arugula, steak, olive oil, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, kosher salt and pepper

Savory Fig and Goat Cheese Tart with Arugula
Ingredients in this recipe:  arugula, goat cheese, honey, fig jam, Marcona almonds, balsamic vinegar, buter, sea salt and flour

Pasta with Tuna, Arugula, and Hot Pepper
Ingredients in this recipe:  arugula, canned tuna, fettuccine, garlic, olive oil and kosher salt


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