Rocket

Also known as 'rucola', this peppery-tasting veg could win a popularity contest.

Rocket

Salad greens are not usually known for their dominant tastes, so strong, peppery rocket can be a unique addition to salads, although its overpowering presence is not to everyone's liking.

Use it to add intensity to salads, or do as the Italians do and throw some onto pizza as a topping, and into pasta, risottos, and even pesto.
 

Rocket pesto

Rocket pesto

This rocket pesto recipe makes your pesto that little bit different.

Pan-fried chicken on chilli rocket with charmoula butter

Pan-fried chicken on chilli rocket with charmoula butter

Serve this quick North African supper to friends or family. They'll love the Charmoula, a Moroccan spice mixture that releases its subtle flavours as the butter melts over the chicken.

Mascarpone, prosciutto and rocket pizza

Mascarpone, prosciutto and rocket pizza

All the heady flavours of Italy - mascarpone, prosciutto and rocket - on one pizza! And it's suitable for vegetarians too.

Ham and bresaola rolls with rocket and Grana Padano

Ham and bresaola rolls with rocket and Grana Padano

This Italian recipe for cured beef and ham rolls will be a delight - and it's so simple to make.

Roast tomato, mascarpone and rocket pasta

Roast tomato, mascarpone and rocket pasta

A vegetarian pasta dish with tangy tomatoes, creamy cheese and fresh rocket. The sauce would also be lovely with pieces of pan-fried cod or king prawns instead of pasta.

Warm beef, beetroot and rocket salad

Warm beef, beetroot and rocket salad

A quick, healthy lunch or supper dish that's bursting with flavour.

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