an erect European annual (Eruca vesicaria sativa) of the mustard family, often grown as a salad crop to be harvested when young and tender.
(ah-ROO-gah-lah): Bitter, peppery salad green resembling radish leaves, also called rocket.
Also known as rocket. Arugula is a pepper and mustard flavored green that is used in many salads and as a sandwich condiment. Watercress is a good substitute if you can't find it. Although, most American farmers' and gourmet markets carry it. Back to the top