Arugula, also known as salad or garden rocket, is one of the nutritious green-leafy vegetables of Mediterranean origin. It is a small, low-growing annual herb.

Arugual belongs within the Brassicaceae family similar to as mustard greens, cauliflower, and kale. Some of common names of garden rocket are rucola, rucoli, rugula, colewort, and roquette.

Arugula is a quick growing, cool season crop. It prefers well-drained, fertile soil, and full sunlight to flourish. In general, arugula grows to about 2-3 feet in height with creamy-white edible flowers. Its leaves can be ready for harvest within 40 days of sowing the seed.

Herby Lime Dressing with Arugula

This dressing can be used for salads, greens, grains, fish or meat.


-1 chopped serrano chile or jalapeño (seeds removed; optional)
-½ cup (packed) arugula
-½ cup (packed) fresh mint leaves
-½ cup vegetable oil
-¼ cup olive oil
-½ teaspoon finely grated lime zest
-¼ cup fresh lime juice
-½ teaspoon sugar
-Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


Purée chile, arugula, mint, vegetable oil, olive oil, lime zest, lime juice, and sugar in a blender until smooth; season with salt and pepper.

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