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19 Ways to Enjoy Arugula

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1. Arugula & Pesto Crostini

Arugula and pesto are a great base for a fantastic crostini. The key here is to experiment: check out some ideas for add-ons below!


  • 1 baguette
  • 2-3 tbs. pesto
  • About 2 cups fresh arugula
  • Olive oil

Optional Add-Ons:
- Fresh mozzarella, ricotta or blue cheese
- Tomato slices
- Sautéed mushrooms
- Green peas

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut baguette into about 1/2″ thick slices, and lightly brush with olive oil. Bake for about 8 minutes.
2. After slices have cooled, brush with pesto, top with arugula and any other desired toppings.

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Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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1:29PM PDT on Oct 17, 2014

Live long and prosper

6:31AM PDT on Oct 14, 2014

All looked very good and will be trying, thank you!

11:04AM PDT on Oct 12, 2014

love arugula :):)

10:32AM PDT on Oct 11, 2014

I have certainly enjoyed all of these delicious recipes. Sadly, the growing season is coming to an eventual end, so I will miss bringing in the green from my own garden. Why does late fall and winter have to arrive?

11:34PM PST on Jan 19, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

6:05AM PDT on Jun 28, 2013

Great tasting leaves

2:22PM PDT on Mar 13, 2013

Uwielbiam rukolę.

5:44PM PDT on Aug 6, 2012

Sure bookmarked!

5:39PM PDT on Aug 6, 2012

Bookmarked for I always have it growing in the garden, it self seeds readily!

8:23AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Sounds delicious, have tried this before and it is tasty especially if grown on one's balcony.

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