I LOVE arugula and pratically eat the green everyday in salad. But, until this past weekend, as I was strolling through the SF Ferry Building Farmers Market, I never knew arugula had flowers.
Oh yes! And you can eat the flowers which are really tasty and decorative.
When the plant gets to about 2-3 feet it produces these beautiful brown and white flowers which are sweet and spicy, much less bitter than the regular leaves. Arugula blossoms are incredible in salad like my kale, arugula, beets, carrots, broccolini, and purple green onion creation here.
You could add the arugula blossoms to pasta, sandwiches, and definitely as a garnish for any plated dish.
Have you tried arugula blossoms? What did you think?