Arugula Recipes for April

Arugula is a green with a lot of flavor.  I like to add it to recipes to add an additional bite.  The small amount we received this week would be great to mix with other salad greens or use almost as a spice in the recipes below.  It works well with Italian cooking as it has been used in recipes since Roman times.  I also think of summer recipes like salads and pizza that need a little extra spicy green flavor.  Here is some information and recipe links.  Send me your arugula tips and recipes at blog@beneficialfarm.com and I will post on the blog.

Amy Hetager, CSA Blogger

Nutritional Information
Arugula is high in Vitamin A and has Vitamin C and Calcuim
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Recipes

Fig, Goat Cheese and Arugula Pizza
This is from a great blog called Eggs on Sunday.  They have great photography and stories to accompany their recipes.
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Arugula and Feta Salad with Fresh Tomato Dressing
Here is a simple salad with a great dressing.  I am actually eating the dressing today on lettuce to try it.
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Arugula Potato Salad
AllRecipes is a good online place to go for lots of recipes on a new food.  I use this site along with Epicurious and MyRecipes.  I have tried a similar potato salad with arugula and it adds a nice spicy flavor. This does not add mayo to the salad!
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Pasta with Arugula and Cherry Tomatoes
I posted an arugula pesto on the site in December or January and many people told me they made it as a dip.  This makes essentially the same thing, but is used as a pasta sauce.  I also use chopped arugula in pasta with red sauce.  It is very easy to wash, chop and add to a pan of pasta to wilt in a few minutes.  This is probably the easiest use for the greens!  Try this arugula and tomato sauce if you have a bit more time.
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Polenta with Arugula
Food Network has tons of arugula recipes.  This one is lovely because the polenta is creamy and the arugula gives a little bite.  I reduced the butter in this recipe and it was still very rich and wonderful.
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Arugula Mayonaise
I have made a similar mayo with arugula to add a more intense flavor to burgers, chicken sandwiches and here in a turkey sandwich.  This will keep in the fridge for a few days so you could make a few different recipes.  I have also been known to eat this on chips right out of the fridge!
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