Arugula, also known as rocket, is a bite-sized leafy green packing a hearty tangy flavor. It’s actually a part of the cruciferous vegetable family, along with broccoli, kale and brussels sprouts, and contains many of the same benefits as it’s family members, particularly high nitrate levels. High intakes of dietary nitrate have been shown to lower blood pressure, reduce the amount of oxygen needed during exercise and enhance athletic performance. Use it as the starring green in a fresh salad, as the base for a homemade pesto, wilted in your next rice or pasta dish, or on top of a freshly baked pizza to add extra texture, nutrients and a subtle spiciness.
Wash and dry arugula thoroughly! There are lots of ways you can use arugula, and wilting it is super easy! Check out the recipes below.
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