A peppery green very popular in Mediterranean dishes, arugula also is called rocket.
How to Select
Look for bright green leaves that are delicately crisp, and stems that are neither withered nor slimy.
How to Store
Loosely wrap in damp paper towels and place in a plastic bag for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.
How to Prepare
Discard any slimy greens. Rinse greens in cold water. Dry well; pat between towels, or used salad spinner. Use it fresh in salads, sandwiches & wraps for a strong, peppery flavor. Steamed, sauté or stir-fry. Add it to pasta dishes, homemade pizza, soups, casseroles, omelets and any Italian dish. Make arugula pesto by blending or grinding with sauteéd garlic, olive oil, toasted nuts and cheese.