Arugula has a peppery, slightly bitter flavor. It is stronger than most lettuces, so it’s often paired with other greens. Mature arugula has sturdy leaves, whereas baby arugula tends to be more tender and milder in flavor. Hotter weather makes for spicier leaves.
To store: Arugula is highly perishable and will only last about 2 days. Store in the fridge inside a perforated plastic bag. If you decide to wash it first, be sure to spin the leaves dry before placing them loosely into a Green Bag or other container with a dry paper towel to absorb the moisture.
To freeze: Blanch leaves in boiling water or steam for two minutes, followed by soaking in ice water. Remove from ice water and drain well. Freeze “balls” of arugula on a cookie sheet in individual portions. When frozen, pop them into a Ziplock bag.
Arugula has a “peppery” flavor when raw; mild when cooked/wilted
Uses: Salads, pasta dishes, pesto, frittata
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