Arugula

This recipe is so easy and easy to adapt, you can make it throughout the spring and summer, changing out the greens with the season. Ingredients 4 cups fresh arugula 1 Tbsp minced garlic 1 cup sunflower oil or olive oil 2 Tbsp pine nuts, roasted* 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese *raw cashews or pistachios are a good substitute Put all ingredients in a food processor and blend. Enjoy on fish, as a salad dressing, on bruschetta, sandwiches, and of course pasta. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator or place in freezer-safe container and freeze for up to 6 months. Recipe courtesy of Chef Bonner Cameron at Bistro Catering...

This salad is far from your typical garden salad: roasted beets, goat cheese, and homemade dressing. From our friend and chef, Ryan Hickman at Eurest Compass Group, it is the perfect accompaniment to grilled chicken or steak. Ingredients: 6 small to medium beets, peeled and cut in half 4 small carrots, peeled 3 small radishes, sliced 1 pound salad mix greens 1/2 pound arugula or spinach leaves 4 ounces goat cheese Honey-Balsamic Vinaigrette 3/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1 tbsp Dijon mustard 2 tbsp local honey pinch of salt & pepper Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Roast the beets for approximately 1 hour, or until the centers are fork-tender. Allow to cool. Thinly slice the carrots and place in a bowl of cold water with the sliced radishes. When beets are cool, cut into bite-size pieces. Place all ingredients for the vinaigrette in a large jar. Shake until completely combined. On a large platter, combine the salad mix and greens. Top...

(Recipe from Jennifer at Natural Things Foods Store) This is a beautiful and flavorful dish that is vegetarian as well as vegan. I used fettuccine noodles that are made from edamame and mung beans. Not only are they grain free, but they are packed with protein. Mushroom Fettuccine Ingredients 1 large clove garlic, or two small cloves 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 small white onion, chopped 3 small banana peppers, sliced thinly 1 pint fresh shiitake mushrooms, stems removed and sliced thickly 1 cup fresh arugula leaves, stems removed and chopped fettuccine noodles salt & pepper 2 stalks fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme pat of butter (optional) Instructions Cook the fettuccine noodles according to the package directions. When they are drained, add a bit of olive oil and stir well. This will keep the noodles from sticking while you prepare the rest of the dish. Slice the garlic clove into thin slices,...

Arugula is a green leaf with a spicy, peppery bite. If you like the pepperiness, try an arugula salad or arugula pesto. If not, try it in moderation on sandwiches or pizza. Storage Fill the sink or a large bowl with cold water, then wash the arugula leaves gently to clean and hydrate the leaves. Spin dry in a salad spinner or between two clean kitchen towels. Wrap clean arugula leaves in a paper towel and place in an airtight container or plastic bag. Store in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator and use within 3-4 days for maximum freshness. Recipes Arugula Salad Recipes Arugula Prosciutto Pizza Toasted Turkey Cranberry Arugula Sandwich Arugula Pesto Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese, Bacon, and Balsamic Fig Dressing Preservation Arugula will wilt down very quickly if sautéed or braised. This is a great way to use a lot of arugula at once and makes a delicious side dish or pizza topping. Arugula can be also...