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What to make with arugula

This week was the first week of my CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share, which was so exciting. Beyond the obvious advantages of having a regular supply of farm-fresh produce all summer, the “grab bag” nature of it challenges me to find new and interesting ways to use up all the goodies when they are fresh.

In this week’s CSA share: Strawberries, Bok Choy, Alfalfa and Sandwich Sprouts, Mixed Leaf Lettuce and finally, Arugula. Hmmm … Arugula.

I like arugula but I’m ashamed to say that I tend to just throw it in with other salad greens and that’s about it. I definitely needed a dose of arugula creativity. I thought I’d explore online for some new and interesting ways to use it. Here’s what I discovered – When it comes to using arugula beyond the salad, think Pizza, Pesto and Pasta!

Arugula on PizzaArugula on Pizza
Prosciutto and Arugula Pizza Recipe on Epicurious
White Pizza with Arugula Recipe from Ina Garten
Goat Cheese Arugula Pizza Recipe from All Recipes
Pizza with Arugula and Pears Recipe or another Arugula Prosciutto Pizza Recipe from Texas Monthly
Arugula Pesto, Ricotta and Chicken Pizza from Oprah.com
Whole Wheat Pizza with Arugula Pesto from The City Sisters

Make Arugula Pesto (move over basil)Arugula Pesto
Arugula Pesto Recipe from Simply Recipes
Arugula Pesto Recipe from Epicurious
Arugula Pesto Recipe from Food Network
Arugula Pecan Pesto from sweetpea
Arugula Almond Pesto from Chicago Sun-Times

(And some things to do with your arugula pesto)Spring Soup
Pasta with Arugula Pesto, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Pine Nuts from CHOW
Spaghetti with Arugula Pesto from Canadian Living
Spring Time Green Pasta with Arugula Pesto from Beth Stedman
Baked Salmon with Walnut Arugula Pesto from Photo Kitchen Blog
Spring Vegetable Soup with Arugula Pesto from 20 Minutes Supper Club
Mascarpone Scrambled Eggs with Arugula Pesto from Minced
Grilled Sausage with Arugula Pesto from Martha Stewart

Arugula in Pasta DishesArugula Pasta
Arugula Bocconcini Pasta from Recipe Feast
Lemon Shrimp and Arugula Spaghetti from Group Recipes
Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower, Arugula and Prosciutto from Fine Cooking
Arugula and Feta Pasta from Cinnamon Spice
Roasted pepper and Arugula Pasta from Food Network
Spaghetti with Brie, Arugula and Chicken from Daily Unadventures in Cooking

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I love hearing from you, so if you have a question or something isn't quite clear, I'm happy to help. If you made this recipe, I'd love to know how you liked it ~ Jennifer

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