Did you know that not only is arugula considered a salad green – it’s also an annual herb of the mustard family? Native to Mediterranean area, this green leafy vegetable (Arugula) is also known as salad rocket or garden rocket. Botanically, it belongs in the family Brassicaceae. When you eat this salad, you’ll find just 25 calories, 3.65 grams of carbohydrates, and about 2.5 grams of protein, and 1.6 grams of dietary fiber in a cup of arugula. It also contains an impressive amount of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, folate. Talking about minerals, you’ll get plenty of calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorous, zinc, and iron from Arugula.
Beautiful, delicious and full of good for you nutrition! Yum!
Zesty and Cool Arugula Dip
- 1 Log (8oz) Goat Cheese
- ¼ – ½ Cup of Nonfat Greek Yogurt (depending on the consistency desired)
- 1 Bag (4- 6 oz) Arugula
- 1 Tsp – 1 TB Lemon Juice
- Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper
Whiz the goat cheese, yogurt remaining arugula and lemon juice in the food processor. Season to taste with salt and pepper. and more lemon juice if desired. Serve with crunchy fresh veggies.