5 Easy Recipes Using Arugula

Enjoyed best from late spring to early fall, arugula is perfect timing for summer salads and fresh, light dishes.

By Reader's Digest Editors

Arugula is a bitter, tasty leaf that’s grown in popularity across multiple cuisines and cooking styles.  When compared to iceberg lettuce, arugula contains more calcium, vitamins, and nearly four times the iron of its leafy counterpart.  Plus, arugula is a cruciferous vegetable which contains phytonutrients that could reduce the risk of several types of cancers.  Enjoyed best from late spring to early fall, arugula is perfect timing for summer salads and fresh, light dishes.

Arugula Salad with Corn and Red Onions

Enjoy this fresh, sweet salad perfect on its own or paired with grilled seafood. Farm-fresh corn and sweet red onions make this a wonderful summertime treat.

Swordfish Kebabs with Tomato-Arugula Salad

Hearty swordfish paired with fresh tomatoes and arugula works great for outdoor grill entertaining. Pair with iced tea or lemonade for a light summertime meal.

Goat Cheese and Arugula Salad

Creamy, tart goat cheese is a natural pair to arugula’s bitter taste. Serve as a side with mini lamb burgers for a trip to the Mediterranean.

Blue Cheese and Pear Toasts

Peppery arugula and creamy blue cheese with succulent pear make this recipe a truly delightful treat as an appetizer. Try serving with freshly baked whole wheat bread or multi-grain soft pretzels for a heartier dish.

Lobster Salad with Lime Dressing

Mild, luxurious lobster pairs perfectly with the peppery, bitter taste of arugula. Serve this decadent dish with your favorite white wine for a treat that will wow your guests.

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Sources: LiveStrong.com, Food & Wine

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