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Oregano or Arugula? Say that 5 times fast.

January 18, 2011

Those of you who picked up produce this past Saturday, January 15th might have noticed some greens and herbs in your bin.   Some people got arugula, and some people got oreganoboth Texas local!

Fresh Oregano

Nothing like fresh, local oregano to spruce up your Italian dishes, raw salads, egg scrambles, and more!

Here are some ideas of what to do with fresh oregano:

  • Tear off the leaves and add to salad
  • Tear the leaves and add to soups for tons of flavor
  • Simmer with tomato sauce for a flavorful Italian meal

Check this site for more ideas on how to use fresh oregano.

Fresh Arugula

Arugula is a wonderfully “spicy” green that can be eaten the same way you would spinach.  Try throwing it in a pan with sautéed onions and mushrooms. Heat a pan on medium low with olive oil and add sliced or chopped onions.  Sprinkle some sea salt and let it cook low and slow for about 20 minutes.  As it starts to soften and become a slightly brown color, add the sliced mushrooms and then arugula.  Use this as a filling for fajitas, topping on a grass-fed beef or bison burger, or atop of a hot bowl of polenta and raw cheese for a veggie bowl like none other.

Our other favorite way to use arugula is to eat it raw.  Make bite-sized lettuce wraps with them.  Wrap the arugula around eggs and chicken sausage in the morning or try grass-fed beef with raw pepper jack.  Delicious!

Here’s one more arugula recipe for ya…

Leave a comment and let us know if YOU have any favorite ways to eat oregano and arugula!

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. January 19, 2011 4:34 am

    I love a grilled pizza topped with fresh arugula that has been drizzled with olive oil and sea salt. I have also made arugula pesto to use as the pizza sauce. http://balmoralbites.wordpress.com/2009/09/21/grilled-pesto-pizza/

  2. January 20, 2011 4:07 pm

    I also made arugula pesto using this recipe I found on the internet – http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/arugula_pesto/. It was delicious! I used a bit less olive oil than they called for and also added about 1/2 t. of fresh lemon juice. I mixed the pesto with some whole wheat pasta and topped our salads with it. Jason also likes to use the pesto on a bagel with scrambled eggs in the morning. -Carrie

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