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Sep 25, 2006 12:17 AM

what should I do with arugula?

I have 1/2 a bag that I bought, to hold me over until i can eat spinach again. Any suggestions? I've heard you can make a pesto with it, but I have a full container of fresh south-philly pesto in my fridge.

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  1. I bought a big bag at the farmer's market yesterday and plan pn making a salid with boiled farm eggs, big tomato slices and a balsamic and spanish olive oil dressing. dont crowd the arugula. It stands on its own two feet very nicely

    1. Arugala has a great peppery taste...

      Toss the arugula with a bit of walnut oil.
      Drizzle with fresh lime juice.
      Sprinkle with Fluer de Sel.
      Add a poached egg on top, if you wish with a bit of freshly ground pepper.

      1. Arugula, pears, walnuts, gorgonzola and a balsamic vinegar reduction - heavenly!

        1. Cook up some pasta, saute some garlic in olive oil, add the arugula until it just wilts, then add it to the pasta. A little salt & pepper and you're good to go!

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          1. re: HAF

            don't forget the parmesan shavings....yummy!

          2. Focaccia with prosciutto, ARUGULA and goat cheese, drizzled with extra virgin or truffle oil.

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            1. re: Cheese Boy

              my favorite antipasto by far on a recent trip to Italy was similar. Not on focaccia, but on a plate: bresaola, arugula, shaved parmesan, pine nuts, drizzled with olive oil. Perfect balance of flavors and textures.