I have recently developed a fondness for arugula. Although I consider myself adventurous when it comes to food, I don’t remember ever eating it before about a year ago. Now I’m hooked! It has more “kick” to it than any of the more common salad greens like Romaine, leaf, or Boston. I have heard it described as “peppery”, but I think you have to try it to really know what it tastes like.
Nutrition benefits include Vitamins A and C, folate, calcium, and magnesium. Like all leafy greens, it is very low in calories. I have not eaten it cooked yet, but I love it in salads. I used it in a salad with canned tuna, beans, and Parmesan cheese last night, and I have also enjoyed it with cooked beets and goat cheese. I recommend some kind of vinaigrette dressing, nothing too overpowering.
Give it a try! It’s easy to get stuck in food ruts – same old salad, same old dressing, same old toppings, . . . . Salads are hard to ruin if you like all of the ingredients. This is your chance to exercise a little creativity and let your wild side shine. 🙂 What’s the worst thing that can happen?