How to Cook Arugula

How to Cook Arugula

Arugula resembles a small lettuce, but it has a unique, spicy flavor. These flavorful greens are a rich source of several nutrients, including potassium and vitamins A and K. Although frequently served raw, arugula is suitable for several cooked preparations. Sauteing is the most basic way to cook arugula. sautéed arugula resembles sautéed spinach; it becomes a dense, wilted leaf. Alternatively, arugula's pepper-like flavor adds a bite to stir-fried dishes.

Simple sautéed Arugula

arugala, chopped or sliced
olive oil (roughly 1 tablespoon per 2 cups of arugula)
garlic cloves, minced (1 clove per cup of arugula)

Set a saute pan over medium-high heat and add olive oil. Allow oil to heat.

Add garlic to hot oil. Saute the garlic until it is slightly softened, usually 30 to 45 seconds.

Throw the arugula into the pan. Cook the arugula, constantly tossing. Heat the arugula until the leaves wilt, usually about one minute. Transfer the arugula and garlic to a serving platter.

Tip: You can add arugula to nearly any sautéed dish. Because arugula cooks quickly, add it at the end.

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