Friday, July 2, 2010

Arugula, Spring Greens and Recipes!

In this post I will show you how I harvest my arugula and spring greens, provide several ideas on what to do with your arugula, (store bought is fine too) as well as the recipes. It turned into an epic post, sorry. I wanted to keep it all together, though. Let me know what you think or if you have questions.

A peak into my "Spring Greens" garden and how to harvest them.

A super simple Arugula salad with recipe below the video

Super Simple Arugula Salad

bowl of clean arugula

sliced onion

feta cheese

salt and pepper

fresh lemon juice

olive oil

Ideas of things to add to this salad to make it more substantial or to change things up a bit:

cooked chicken breast

sliced strawberries or Mandarin oranges

goat cheese instead of feta (added at the end on top)

pine nuts or any nut of choice


Sauteing your arugula with some chopped onion and sweet peppers and then adding eggs, milk and cheese makes a delicious frittata.

Arugula Pasta

I also made a delicious pasta dish using my arugula.

Chop lots of garlic, sun dried tomatoes and fresh arugula

( I should have used way more, as it shrinks quite a bit)

Saute the garlic and sun dried tomatoes in plenty of olive oil for a few minutes.

Add the arugula and saute for another couple of minutes. Add salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste.

Add leftover chicken breasts to heat through.

Toss with your favorite pasta and dust with freshly grated Parmesan or Romano cheese. Add a little more olive oil to finish it up and Mangia!

Arugula Pasta

fresh chopped garlic

chopped sun dried tomatoes

chopped fresh arugula

olive oil, salt and pepper

cooked chicken breasts


fresh grated Parmesan or Romano cheese

There you have it, an epic arugula post! Have a wonderful weekend!


Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Oh, man do those recipes look good! Thanks for sharing!

Gombojav Tribe said...

I love this time of year with all the beautiful fresh produce! This is the first year we've had any yard to speak of (most of the time having since we've been married we've been in apartments or seminary housing), so we have our garden going. It's been wonderful! I've been blogging on the food blog about using our fresh produce from our own garden.

Here's the link if you're interested:

Anonymous said...

Love your recipes, but especially love your heart for the Lord! I'm new at growing vegetables, don't have a green thumb, but decided to go w/hydroponic gardening..So far I have kale,arugula,gourmet lettuce,bibb lettuce, tomatoes,basil,cucumbers..wondering what your thoughts are on's my website: thanks for taking the time. Loida Cooke ..God Bless