Arugula is a great leafy green to use in salads, put on toast or sandwiches, or stir into a bowl of pasta. It has a lot of health benefits, including being high in magnesium, calcium, and iron! It’s also high in cancer-preventing phytochemicals. Plus, arugula tastes great and works well so many different ingredients! It comes in season during early spring. Thus, it tastes great as a cool-weather salad with root vegetables or as a warm-weather salad with berries and balsamic dressing! Check out these delicious arugula recipes that are perfect for any occasion or time of year!
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1. Beet and Arugula Salad with Fennel
This Beet and Arugula Salad with Fennel by Crissy Cavanaugh is such a delicious, filling, and flavorful salad. It has complimentary textures – you will love it and make it a go-to meal for this cold winter season.
2. Savory Citrus Arugula Steel Cut Oatmeal
This Savory Citrus Arugula Steel Cut Oatmeal by Lauren Smith will convert all of you sweet oatmeal purists! It has a delicious combination of flavors and is a healthy way to start your day! Once you stir in the arugula and let them wilt from the residual heat of the porridge. The citrus and olive oil together really tame the bitter flavor. Even people who do not like arugula will like it in this savory oatmeal recipe! Surprisingly, this oatmeal lends itself too many different toppings quite well. You can add more olive oil, dried cranberries, edamame, roasted chickpeas, pepitas, pecans, or my personal favorite, TAHINI. Try out this savory oatmeal recipe, it’s a great way to switch up your usually sweet breakfasts!
3. BBQ Tempeh Sandwiches With Stewed Fig, Onion Marmalade and Arugula
These delicious BBQ Tempeh Sandwiches With Stewed Fig, Onion Marmalade and Arugula by VBQ: The Ultimate Vegan Barbecue Cookbook, Nadine Horn and Jörg Mayer are a great meal that you’ll want to enjoy again and again. Awesome flavors in tasty sandwich form – who could ask for more?
4. Spring Pea and Arugula Pasta Salad
This Spring Pea and Arugula Pasta Salad by Caroline Doucet is the very definition of a spring recipe. It’s packed with peas, arugula, feta, and a light lemon vinaigrette. It’s perfect for picnics, potlucks, a family bbq or just a light lunch. Add chickpeas for a protein boost.
5. Arugula Pesto and Zucchini on Rye Toast
A delicious open-face sandwich layered with tangy lime/arugula pesto sauce, sliced avocado, and sautéed zucchini on rye toast. This Arugula Pesto and Zucchini on Rye Toast by Marie Reginato is a healthy sandwich that sneaks in extra greens – perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
6. Roasted Wax Beans With Arugula And Lemon
Importing legumes in a vegan diet is crucial. Beans, peas, and lentils are all great sources of protein and fiber. This is a quick and easy way how to cook wax beans. The beans are roasted together with arugula and lemon juice to make them very flavorful and tangy. It’s an excellent dish for busy days and can be enjoyed alone or as a side dish. You’ll love Laine Rudolfa‘s Roasted Wax Beans With Arugula And Lemon!
7. Orange and Fennel Arugula Salad
Source: Orange and Fennel Arugula Salad
8. Roasted Italian Brussels with Arugula Pistachio Pesto
If you love all things Brussels, you’re going to love this modern vegan Roasted Italian Brussels with Arugula Pistachio Pesto by Gabrielle St. Claire! What’s fab about this recipe, is everything. It’s a quick and easy veggie-packed sauce, features staple ingredients, texture, healthy fats, a gorgeous color, the dish can easily be made in bulk, and is perf for any season!
9. Creamy Arugula Pasta Salad
Source: Creamy Arugula Pasta Salad
10. Arugula and Strawberry Salad with Cayenne Lemon Vinaigrette
Such a refreshing and healthy salad that can really fill you up. Prep this easy Arugula and Strawberry Salad with Cayenne Lemon Vinaigrette by Daniela Modesto for lunch or dinner, or make for a nice side salad.
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