We’re not talking jet fuel, here. We’re talking arugula AKA rocket AKA roquette AKA rucola (no need to yodel, we didn’t say Ricola® ?).

Do you arugula? If you do, you know all about its bold, peppery, nutty scrumptiousness. But did you know that as far back as the Roman Empire, arugula was considered an aphrodisiac? Oh yes. We’ve had more than one inquiry about arugula’s wanton reputation.

But hold your rockets, friend. It seems that Romans might have gotten a little far over their skis on this one. While it might not win over the object of your affections as an aphrodisiac, it will definitely win their hearts and minds with its uniquely delicious flavor.

Just simply adding handful of arugula to nearly any salad with punch up the flavor. But we have some very specifically simple flavor-bomb recipes for mixing a little arugula into your routine that we want to share with you.

Kale and Arugula Salad with Avocado and Pine Nuts 

Arugula and her brassica family cousin kale are blended together as a foundation for this classically Italian approach to an arugula salad. The shaved Parmesan adds plenty of umami in contrast to the piquant greens.

Green Rocket Juice

A nod to arugula’s alias “rocket,” this refreshing and zippy green juice has the power to propel your packed-out day with flavor to spare. 

Creamy Cauliflower Risotto with Arugula Pesto & Crispy Prosciutto

Arugula harmonizes so beautifully with Italian flavors and this risotto is no exception. The richness of walnuts, prosciutto, and Parmesan create such richness and depth, you’ll marvel at your own culinary fetes of expertise.