OK, so it does look a little weedy. It doesn't have the sweet crunchiness of what my children call 'normal' lettuce (romaine, butter, red leaf or Manoa). Even the then-candidate Barack Obama had an unfortunate arugula moment a few years back.
Arugula needed a makeover. This week, I'm happy to add 2 new recipes for the weedy but crunchy/peppery arugula. While both use happy doses of cheese and cream, they are plants-only dinners.
From last week, my arugula toss-together using Trader Joe's Lemon Pepper pasta, macadamia nuts, mushrooms, parmesan and arugula. Click here for the recipe. The entire household was very happy--tasty, fast and most importantly, no leftovers.
Arugula #2 is from my friend Kat, who made a cream sauce version using a few other veggies and leftover heavy cream from when she made scones. Click here for hers.
Both recipes are featured in the Greenhouse. Either way, arugula deserves a fresh look. Eat Well. Be Well.