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The Thing About Arugula

Square Roots | 07.09.20

Always having fresh greens on hand means you have a whole arsenal of fresh flavors to make your cooking memorable and flavorful. And we think using them should be intuitive (aka: you, making it look easy). The Square Roots farms replicate each plant's ideal growing climate, so we can provide you with bountiful greens, year-round. And for everything we grow, we provide the knowledge to make them another tool in your kitchen toolbelt.

Square Roots Arugula

Peppery and crunchy with hints of nut and mustard. Arugula is a salad green that’s as distinctive as an herb. It’s a mainstay on every Italian menu—front and center in salads and in perfect company on a pizza. And while native to the Mediterranean, it’s a multi-cuisine green.

Arugula is also known as ‘rocket,’ and with its lively explosion of flavor, there's no wondering why. The trick to cooking with arugula is to accept and embrace its boldness. Use it in large amounts when there aren’t many competing flavors, like with citrus vinaigrette alongside roasted chicken or cauliflower steaks. Use it more sparingly to add a kick of heat right when it counts, like layered into sandwiches or wilted over garlicky baked fish. Once you get your favorite flavor combos down, you’ll find yourself craving this zesty green in your weekly rotation.

Square Roots Arugula

Pairings

Distinct yet versatile, arugula is the peppery crunch you can count on to liven up any meal.

Breakfast

Add boldness to omelets and scrambles.

Wilt onto toast and top with avocado and a fried egg.

Lunch

Toss raw with olive oil, lemon juice, and a few shavings of parmesan cheese.

Fold into a bowl of homemade beans.

Layer into chicken sandwiches.

Dinner

Pile on top of pizza right when it comes out of the oven.

Chop coarsely, and incorporate into cheesy pasta.

Sauté as a side, just like spinach.

Square Roots Arugula

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