Rocket is coming into season in April. It’s a dark green peppery leaf that can be grown at home like other salad leaves, but is readily available in supermarkets. It is known as arugula in Italian and particularly in the US.
The leaves have a slightly bitter peppery flavour and are best when young tender shoots. If you do grow them at home, they may be speckled with small holes, disregard the holes – it’s still perfectly fine and they taste just as good. As with most green vegetables it is a rich source of iron as well as vitamin A and C.
Rocket makes a great addition to salads, can be used for soups and can replace basil in pesto. It goes very well with steak, on pizza and with cheese.
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