Also known as rocket, rucola, or roquette, this peppery green has been cultivated in the Mediterranean for thousands of years. With high levels of potassium and vitamins A and C, arugula is a nutritional powerhouse. It makes more of a punch, flavor-wise, than most other leafy greens, which lends itself nicely to a variety of dishes.
Long, dark, lobed leaves are suitable for salad mix or bunching. White flowers with dark pink veins make attractive spicy additions to salad mixes.
Another old time heirloom herb growing to 2' tall. The young leaves have a horseradish flavor and are deeply toothed resembling turnip greens. The scent and flavor are reminiscent of peanuts.
This is a cool weather crop that gets bitter in midsummer heat. Make several plantings in early spring and again in midsummer. Harvest by shearing off the entire plant at ground level.
100 Arugula Recipes