Rocket

Long popular in Italian and French cuisine, arugula began making its way into Americans’ culinary lexicon in the 1990s. Today, arugula is a common salad green, often mixed in alongside other leafy green vegetables in mesclun salads. It is an aromatic, peppery herb that is known by a number of names like garden rocket, rocket, eruca, rocket salad, roquette, rugula and rucola. This soft, tender green can be prepared in a number of ways. Aside from salads, raw arugula is a tasty addition to sandwiches and wraps. Arugula’s notoriously peppery flavor becomes considerably milder when th..

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