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If you've never tasted arugula you may be surprised by its spicy kick. It is precisely this unique trait that makes arugula, or rocket as it is called in Europe, a great addition to meals. Unlike lettuce, arugula has the versatility to go from salads and sandwiches to being incorporated into pastas, pizzas, sauces and a variety of hold and cold dishes. Just one taste of these arugula recipes below and you'll see how this powerful green can transform meals.
Tomatoes and Arugula (pictured above)
This tri-color salad made with Parmesan cheese, tomatoes and arugula is great with pasta.
Arugula adds a spicy kick to this gorgeous omelette sandwich made with mini baguettes.
A hearty salad that could be a refreshing main course on a hot spring or summer evening.
Whole-wheat spaghetti is sauteed with leeks, pine nuts, black olives and smoked salmon.
Making pesto with arugula is a great way of adding a little zing to this classic Italian sauce.