Arugula Recipes for November

ArugulaArugula has a punch of flavor.  I like to add it to recipes to add an additional bite instead of leading with arugula as the star ingredient.  There is always a lot of discussion around arugula and I say, just try it as a spice.  More people like it this way.  The arugula 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.  Arugula can be wilted into pasta sauce and pizza to add 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 them.

Amy Hetager, CSA Blogger

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

Fig, Goat Cheese and Arugula Pizza from Eggs on Sunday Blog
This is from a great blog called Eggs on Sunday.  They have great photography and stories to accompany their recipes.  I also have other pizza crust recipes so email me if you want them.
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Beet, Goat Cheese and Arugula from from FoodNetwork site
This recipe would need adjustments from what we received in the CSA share, but is a good combination of flavors.  This is the one I plan to make this week with the lovely baby beets.
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Pasta with Arugula Pesto from Epicurious
I posted an arugula pesto on the blog 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 from FoodNetwork site
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 Mayonnaise from Epicurious site
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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