35+ Amazing Arugula Recipes (Healthy + Delicious)

Looking for some tasty ways to use arugula? From salads, to arugula pasta dishes, creamy soups, and more. The possibilities are endless. Here’s 35+ arugula recipes to try out!

Whether you’re a die-hard arugula fan or simply looking to add more variety to your meals, these recipes will inspire you to explore the culinary potential of arugula’s peppery bite.

The BEST Arugula Recipes

Arugula pesto in small white bowl with spoon.
Arugula Pesto has peppery kick from the arugula and is flavored with parmesan, garlic, lemon zest and pine nuts. Use this pesto to dress up a sandwich, stir it into hummus or ranch, or toss it with a bowl of pasta! 
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Arugula Salad ready to be served.
This Arugula Salad recipe with red wine vinaigrette is my go-to green salad. The arugula has a peppery bite to it which pairs wonderfully with the acid in the vinaigrette. It’s the perfect salad for pairing with rich dishes.
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Side view of two lamb burgers arranged on plate next to bowl of caramelized onions and glass of red wine.
Lamb Burgers with Goat Cheese & Caramelized Onions are perfect for the summer grilling season. The lamb burgers are seasoned with a red wine reduction, as are the caramelized onions, then they're topped with creamy goat cheese and peppery arugula. Yum!
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Overhead shot of blt pasta in white bowl on wood background next to glass of wine.
BLT Pasta is a quick and easy weeknight dinner that’s budget friendly too!
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Grilled flank steak arranged on plate topped with corn, pesto and burrata cheese.
Pesto Steak is the perfect summer meal. Marinated in a soy and honey mix and topped with creamy burrata and peppery arugula pesto, every bite of this grilled flank steak explodes with flavor!
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Cacio e Pepe with Arugula and Lemon: Made from pantry staple ingredients, takes 15-20 mins to make, and is really delicious.
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Grilled Flank Steak served over a bed of fresh arugula and Parmesan for the easiest dinner salad.
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Arugula Tomato Cheese Pizza: a distinctive mix of summer flavors that everyone will love. Perfect pizza – simple to make, yet so delicious!
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This healthy strawberry and arugula salad with balsamic vinaigrette dressing gets even sweeter with watermelon that’s topped with feta cheese and nuts.
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Super Green Sun-Dried Tomato Herb Salad with Crispy Chickpeas. Enjoy this salad for dinner and save the leftovers for lunch the next day.
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This Mediterranean-inspired arugula and pesto shrimp salad is simple to prepare ahead of time for lunch, but also easy to make on the fly.
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Arugula Peach Ricotta Pizza with Crispy Bacon – The ultimate summer pizza…be sure to make this before peach season ends!
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Arugula and Prosciutto Egg Benedict. Perfect for brunch!
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Served with arugula and garlicky lemon aioli, grilled scallops become the luxurious dinner that’s ever come off your grill.
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BLT Panzanella! The best salad of summer. Fried bread, arugula, tomatoes, bacon, and an easy balsamic dressing. YUM!
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We love this easy, summery corn avocado arugula salad with artichokes, castelvetrano olives and a basil parsley lemon vinaigrette!
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These roasted sweet potato pitas with arugula and garlic dressing are a fresh, healthy, and comforting vegetarian meal. So satisfying that even meat eaters will love them!
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Smoky grilled shrimp, orzo, and fresh arugula tossed with a garlicky lemon dressing makes a delicious light meal or appetizer.
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Green Goddess Pesto Potato Salad (Dairy-Free, Vegan) | PWWB
Green goddess pesto potato salad with arugula & goddess-inspired pesto sauce. Dairy-free, gluten-free, & vegan herbed potato salad recipe!
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This arugula zucchini salad features toasted pine nuts, dairy free feta and basil vinaigrette for a refreshing and easy summer salad.
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This cozy fall salad showcases the best cold weather fruits. Whether served as a side or entrée, you’re sure to enjoy this harvest salad!
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This dairy-free Creamy Vegan Arugula Soup is the perfect way to sneak more leafy greens into your day. This warm soup is ready to eat in just 30 minutes!
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A simple, peppery & slightly sweet salad, this Purple Cabbage & Arugula Salad with Easy Dijon Vinaigrette is a perfect one to keep in your back pocket.
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Simple Summer Salad with Israeli Couscous. A bed of peppery fresh arugula is topped with Israeli couscous & perfectly ripened tomatoes & drizzled with a simple homemade lemon vinaigrette & reduced balsamic.
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This Roasted Sweet Potato, Wild Rice, and Arugula Salad is filling and fresh with a deliciously simple lemon and olive oil dressing.
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Ready to serve in minutes, this vegetarian avocado sandwich is fresh, healthy and extra tasty! Perfect for a quick lunch during a busy day!
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Pesto Farro Salad in bowl topped with radishes and pecans.
This Pesto Farro Salad is hearty & delicious. Farro is tossed with pecan pesto, parmesan & arugula, then topped even more pecans for a great crunch.
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Sautéed arugula with red bell peppers and plenty of garlic is a tasty and easy side dish. Perfect with chicken or fish recipes.
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Peppery arugula tossed with nutty chick peas, penne pasta, sun dried tomatoes, shaved parmesan and balsamic vinegar make a simple yet delicious main dish salad – perfect for lunch or dinner. Portions are large, loaded with fiber and very satisfying.
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Overhead shot of peanut tofu on bowl of rice.
Spicy Peanut Tofu Bowls served on a bed of coconut-lime rice, with quick pickled red peppers and arugula. Perfect for easy meal prep or a quick weeknight dinner.
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Arugula Orange Salad with Lemon Ginger Dressing
This bright, fresh arugula orange salad salad is loaded with delicious seasonal produce – perfect to chase away the winter blues!
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Simple Arugula Salad with avocado, artichoke hearts and lemon vinaigrette. Quick and easy vegan recipe will be ready in 5 minutes.
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This pea and arugula salad is full of goodies; slices of crunchy radish, cucumber, avocado, wedges of boiled eggs in a creamy dill dressing.
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35+ BEST Arugula Recipes

Looking for some tasty ways to use arugula? From salads, pasta dishes, creamy soups, and more. Here’s 35+ arugula recipes to try out! Try this simple Arugula Salad recipe with red wine vinaigrette.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 people



  • Combine the shallot, oil, vinegar, mustard, honey and salt and pepper in a small mason jar and shake to emulsify.
  • In a large bowl, toss the arugula with enough of the vinaigrette to just coat the leaves.
  • Season with additional salt and pepper and top with toasted pine nuts and parmesan.
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Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 181mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 710IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1.1mg

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