Healthy Arugula Recipes

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

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Easy Salmon Cakes with Arugula Salad

Rating: 5 stars 2
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.

Slow-Cooker Mediterranean Quinoa with Arugula

Rating: 4 stars 6
Chock-full of quinoa, chickpeas and vegetables, this salad is a meal in itself. The roasted red peppers, lemon, olives and feta add familiar Mediterranean flavor. If you want to provide a meat option, serve with grilled chicken.

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.

Chicken Pesto Panini

Rating: 5 stars 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!

Hummus & Greek Salad

Rating: 5 stars 2
Tomatoes, cucumber, red onion and feta top arugula in this quick Greek salad. Served with whole-wheat pita and prepared hummus, it makes a filling, yet healthy lunch.

Arugula Pasta with Lemon & Parmesan

This arugula pasta with lemon and Parmesan has a silky, light sauce seasoned with peppery arugula and lemony fresh undertones. The panko topping adds a crunchy, nutty layer to this easy vegetarian dinner.
By Karen Rankin

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.

Stetson Chopped Salad

Rating: 5 stars 2
Knock it out of the park at dinner with this composed salad recipe inspired by the crazy-popular Stetson Chopped Salad at Cowboy Ciao in Scottsdale, Arizona. It packs in colorful vegetables and a variety of textures from whole grains, seeds and a creamy homemade dressing for a photo-worthy, healthy meal. Keep it vegetarian or add smoked salmon or roasted chicken.

White Bean-Sage Cauliflower Gnocchi

Rating: 3.8 stars 5
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.

Avocado & Arugula Omelet

Rating: 4 stars 2
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.

Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Burrata

Rating: 5 stars 4
This beautiful butternut squash salad with creamy burrata cheese and peppery arugula is perfect for fall entertaining. For the best flavor and texture, remove the burrata from the refrigerator about an hour before use and assemble the salad while the squash is still warm from roasting so the cheese will melt slightly. Feel free to use precut butternut squash to make this recipe easier. If you can find pomegranates, the arils add a bright pop of color and flavor to this healthy salad, but it's just as good--and almost as impressive-looking--without them.

Arugula & Fennel Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Rating: 4 stars 1
This arugula and fennel salad is simple, yet stunning. Using the best-quality ingredients will allow each component of the salad to really shine.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Our 37 Best Arugula Recipes That Are Fresh & Peppery
These arugula recipes are sure to satisfy your craving for something fresh and tasty.
Beet & Goat Cheese Salad
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.
Quinoa, Chicken & Broccoli Salad with Roasted Lemon Dressing
Rating: 4.33 stars
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Roasting lemons mellows their tartness and creates a layer of caramelized flavor that pairs well with the raw broccoli and savory quinoa in this healthy chicken dinner salad. Even better, the chicken and lemons roast on one sheet pan, making cleanup a breeze.