Savoury Certified Organic Rocket Leaf Bags. Also known as ruca sativa, salad rocket, rucola, rucoli, rugula, colewort, roquette or arugula. Rocket with peppery-tasting leaves that will add zest to your salads or sandwiches. Mostly are eaten raw, or slightly wilted. They are the perfect match to be mixed with other salad greens, put into sandwiches, pureed into pesto or just served on its own with a dash of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. And don't leave the flowers aside, as they are both edible and taste great!
Rocket is available Spring through to Autumn.
These leafy greens are rich in chlorophyll, amino acids and vitamins A, B, C and K. Low in calories, they also contain beta-carotenes, as well as lutein and zeaxanthin (good for eye health). But rocket also contains certain phytochemicals such as indoles, thiocyanates, sulforaphane, and isothiocyanates, which help to protect against cancer.
When rocket leaves are firm, small and dark green in colour, is the perfect time to eat them.
Rocket can be kept for 3 to 4 days in the fridge (in an airtight container) or for 1-2 days when stored in a cool, dry place (12-15°C).
For a change from the traditional basil variety, this quick and easy peppery pesto is delicious dolloped on pasta or drizzled over summer salads or to add a delicious peppery hit to a sandwich.
What's better is it is so quick and easy to make and you are likely to have all the ingredients on hand for night's where you have no plan for dinner. Simply whiz this up and serve through pasta or zucchini noodles! Dinner done!
Rocket, Pear and Parmesan SaladA light and tangy salad that is a great go to for a lunch or a simple side salad that will work with almost every protein, especially white meats and fish.