Chapter: Vegetable Recipes: Greens
Recipe: How to Cook Arugula
How to Cook Arugula
Arugula resembles a small lettuce, but it has a unique, spicy flavor. These
flavorful greens are a rich source of several nutrients, including
potassium and vitamins A and K. Although frequently served raw, arugula is
suitable for several cooked preparations. Sauteing is the most basic way to
cook arugula. sautéed arugula resembles sautéed spinach; it becomes a
dense, wilted leaf. Alternatively, arugula's pepper-like flavor adds a bite
to stir-fried dishes.
Simple sautéed Arugula
arugala, chopped or sliced
olive oil (roughly 1 tablespoon per 2 cups of arugula)
garlic cloves, minced (1 clove per cup of arugula)
Set a saute pan over medium-high heat and add olive oil. Allow oil to heat.
Add garlic to hot oil. Saute the garlic until it is slightly softened,
usually 30 to 45 seconds.
Throw the arugula into the pan. Cook the arugula, constantly tossing. Heat
the arugula until the leaves wilt, usually about one minute. Transfer the
arugula and garlic to a serving platter.
Tip: You can add arugula to nearly any sautéed dish. Because arugula cooks
quickly, add it at the end.
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