Arugula is a lesser-known vegetable amongst the family of cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, kale etc. It has tender leaves that provide a tangy flavour to the dishes it is added to. Arugula is mostly used in salads, however, we will also mention other recipes associated with it. Before talking about the recipes of arugula, let us shed some light on its health benefits.
Health benefits of arugula
- This vegetable is popular amongst the weight-conscious folks as it is low in calories and is high in vitamin B9 (folate), vitamins A and C.
- While it is low in calories, it is high in potassium which is important for proper nerve functioning, blood pressure and muscle control.
- It also has fair amounts of magnesium and calcium. Magnesium is important in the absorption of calcium and plays a role in bone health and maintenance
Time to hop on to the recipes of arugula
Arugula & Spinach Stir-Fry
This is a very healthy recipe and takes just about 15-20 minutes to make. This contains just 240 calories and 9 gms of fat. Read the recipe below to understand the process.
Start the process by heating 1 Tbsp of oil in a pan and then add 1/2 Tsp od mustard seeds.When they start spluttering add 1 large onion, 3 green chillies, a sprig of curry leaves and fry till this till the onions are slightly brown.
Now, toss in 1 cup of arugula greens, 1 cup chopped spinach leaves, and add salt(to taste) and 2 Tbsp coconut.
After this cover and cook for a few minutes till all the water dries. Your recipe is ready to be served hot!
Arugula & Melon Salad
This is a pleasant looking salad that is made by combining arugula and melon. This is perfect for the times when your tummy demands a light meal.
Start the process by keeping 3 Tbsps of plain yogurt in a strainer for about fifteen minutes to drain the excess water. The yogurt should be thick in consistency.
To make dressing add 1 tablespoon honey,1 tablespoon ginger juice, 1/8 teaspoon salt and a pinch of black pepper to the thickened yogurt. Mix all the ingredients very well.
After this, add about 4 tablespoons of orange juice to the yoghurt mix as needed to give the dressing a pourable consistency.
Now arrange 2 cups of roughly chopped arugula, 2 cups of melon and 3 finely chopped strawberries in a salad bowl; Pour the dressing over salad. Serve this salad chilled!
Arugula & Sweet Potato Curry
This tastes amazing when served with rice. This low-calorie dish is very easy to make. Read the recipe below to understand the process.
Start the process by heating 1 Tbsp of oil with 1/2 Tsp mustard seeds and Tbsp of urad dal until mustard starts popping.
Arugula is found to be very beneficial for hair. It makes your hair softer, and also provides the necessary nutrients for a thicker hair growth.
So, for that reasons, we have here a quick home remedy of arugula, that you might find interesting. Have a look below 🙂