Healthy Arugula Recipes

Find healthy, delicious arugula recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Charred Shrimp, Pesto & Quinoa Bowls

Rating: 4.5 stars 16
These shrimp, pesto and quinoa bowls are delicious, healthy, pretty and take less than 30 minutes to prep. In other words, they're basically the ultimate easy weeknight dinner. Feel free to add additional vegetables and swap the shrimp for chicken, steak, tofu or edamame.
By Carolyn Casner

Pickled Beet, Arugula & Herbed Goat Cheese Sandwich

Rating: 5 stars 1
This pickled beet, arugula and goat cheese sandwich is peppery with creamy notes from the goat cheese and sweet and tangy undertones from the pickled beets. Chopped walnuts add nuttiness and crunch to this easy sandwich.
By Carolyn Casner

Easy Salmon Cakes with Arugula Salad

Rating: 5 stars 3
After making the salmon cakes, we firm them up for 5 minutes in the freezer before cooking so they don't fall apart when they hit the hot oil. You can also make these salmon cakes with canned salmon to make them pantry- and budget-friendly.
By Adam Dolge

Quinoa-Black Bean Salad

Rating: 5 stars 1
Enjoy this quinoa and black bean salad as a delicious and quick vegetarian main dish or as a side for grilled chicken or steak. And don't forget the leftovers! They make an easy lunch on the go.
By Robin Bashinsky

Grilled Peach & Brie Smothered Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 6
This super-fast and healthy smothered chicken tastes best on the deck with a chilled glass of gewürztraminer. The fruity white pairs nicely with the peaches here.
By Carolyn Malcoun

Slow-Cooker Quinoa Salad with Arugula & Feta

Rating: 3.5 stars 7
Chock-full of quinoa, chickpeas and vegetables, this salad is a meal in itself. The roasted red peppers, lemon, olives and feta add texture and flavor to this Mediterranean diet recipe.
By Cooking Light

Beet & Goat Cheese Salad

Rating: 3.5 stars 3
This stunning winter salad gets its sweet, earthy flavor from roasted beets and balsamic vinegar. Creamy goat cheese and peppery arugula add color and balance, while toasted walnuts add crunch. A mandoline is the best way to get thin, even slices from the roasted beets.
By Karen Rankin

Cucumber, Tomato & Arugula Salad with Hummus

Rating: 5 stars 2
Tomatoes, cucumber, red onion and feta top arugula in this quick Greek-inspired salad. Served with whole-wheat pita and prepared hummus, it makes a filling, yet healthy lunch.
A portrait of Breana Killeen, M.P.H., RD
By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

White Bean-Sage Cauliflower Gnocchi

Rating: 4 stars 6
Turn lower-carb cauliflower gnocchi into a complete and satisfying meal with this riff on classic brown butter and sage gnocchi. We added beans to amp up the fiber and protein for a fast and healthy dinner.
Joyce Hendley, M.S.
By Joyce Hendley, M.S.

Baked Falafel Sandwiches

Rating: 5 stars 2
This street-style falafel sandwich is herbaceous, tangy and rich. The falafel gets nice and crispy in the oven while the veggies inside keep it simple and fresh. Make the tahini sauce (see Associated Recipes) ahead of time for easy prep. Wrapping the sandwich in foil makes it a perfect bring-along lunch and helps hold it together for eating on the go.
By Robin Bashinsky

Chicken Cutlets with Roasted Red Pepper & Arugula Relish

Rating: 5 stars 1
Currants add a pop of sweetness to the roasted red pepper and arugula topping on this easy chicken cutlet recipe.
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By Laura Kanya

Prosciutto Pizza with Corn & Arugula

Rating: 5 stars 3
This grilled prosciutto and arugula pizza makes the perfect summer dinner. If you have time, let the dough stand at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes to make rolling it out easier in this 20-minute healthy pizza recipe. Thawed frozen corn works in place of fresh, just pat it dry before sprinkling it on the pizza.
A portrait of Breana Killeen, M.P.H., RD
By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD
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Our 29 Best Arugula Recipes That Are Fresh & Peppery
These arugula recipes are sure to satisfy your craving for something fresh and tasty.
Chicken Pesto Panini
Rating: Unrated 2
In this chicken pesto panini recipe, the extra-thin bread gets nice and crispy, the mozzarella melts beautifully and the arugula adds a fresh and peppery note to complement the pesto. It's a delicious and easy panini to throw together!
Avocado & Arugula Omelet
Rating: 4.5 stars 4

Add some greens and healthy fat to your breakfast with this easy arugula and avocado omelet. Serve this healthy omelet recipe with crusty whole-grain toast, if desired.