Arugula Wakes Up Your Taste Buds

There are many delicious ways to enjoy peppery arugula. Lots of hounds love it in a pesto made with walnuts. "Add a dollop to grilled chorizo pieces for a great tapa," says PoppiYYZ. "I love to throw some [arugula] into a bowl of hot pasta along with some chopped (fresh) tomatoes and some crumbled feta. A drizzle of good olive oil and some fresh ground pepper and you're good to go," says CeeBee. Breezychow tosses arugula with pasta, halved grape tomatoes, and a sauce of half-and-half and Gorgonzola.

"I looove arugula on a white pizza and in grilled cheese sandwiches," says arp29. LNG212 tops mushroom and Gruyère pizza with arugula tossed with lemon and olive oil. "The spicy bite of the arugula really cuts the richness of the mushrooms and cheese. It's a terrific combination," she says.

Salads are a favorite use of arugula. linguafood tosses it with lemon oil, lots of fresh-ground pepper, salt to taste, shaved Parmesan, and shrimp. "Fantastic summer salad," she says. rjbh20 dresses arugula with lemon and oil and tops it with sliced rare London broil, so the meat juices mix with the vinaigrette. Several hounds adore a salad of thinly sliced fennel and arugula dressed with good olive oil, lemon juice, and shaved Parmesan or pecorino. cheesecake17 enjoys fennel and arugula with dried cranberries and a soy-based dressing.

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