My Favourite Ways Of Using Rocket Including Some Freezer Friendly Ideas

Today I will share with you some of my favourite ways of using rocket, including some freezer friendly ideas. 

Every gardener knows when they are sowing trays of seeds that they will probably have too many plants, but we always have to allow for when they don't all grow, or something eats or attacks the seedlings. We typically go from having none of something to very soon having far too much of it! I find rocket is one such crop and today I'm going to share with you some of my favourite ways of using rocket. 

Along with giving some on to family and friends, it is always good to have some favourite ways of using things that you grow in abundance in your garden and if you have a few freezer friendly ideas to hand, then you can prolong how long you get to enjoy your lovely home grown produce.

I love growing rocket, also commonly known as arugula. It is a great addition to the garden, even if you are new to gardening as it doesn't require a lot of care. Part of the Brassicaceae family and used as a leaf vegetable it has a fresh, pungent, and slightly peppery taste and is most commonly used in salads. Being packed full of vitamins and minerals, rocket is a nutritious and versatile addition to your diet.


Hummus on Toast 

Mashed avocado or hummus on wholegrain toast, rocket, tomato and topped with a drizzle of sweet chilli sauce. Perfect as a light meal, quick and easy to prepare, and super tasty - yum! You could even have both avocado and hummus topped as before!

Tofu Scramble  

Tofu, onion, garlic, rocket, turmeric, and nutritional yeast. This could also be scrambled eggs instead of tofu. Another idea that is perfect for using rocket in a quick and simple way. 


Probably the most popular and simplest way to enjoy rocket, it can be added into any salad or replace any leaves in any salad, so have some fun switching things out.


Green Smoothies 

Add a handful of rocket (fresh or frozen) into your favourite green smoothie recipe for an added nutritional boost. The peppery taste of the rocket pairs particularly well with fruits like pineapple and mango.

Green smoothie recipe idea - combine pineapple, rocket, goji berries and cashew nuts to make a delicious smoothie that's not too sweet. 

Rocket Pesto 

Great as a sauce for pasta, spread on sandwiches, toast or crackers of various types. Combine rocket, basil, sunflower seeds, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and nutritional yeast (or cheese). 

If you have a lot of rocket, more than you can eat fresh, then a great way to use the surplus rocket is to make a batch of rocket pesto and freeze it in ice cube trays. Once frozen, transfer the pesto cubes to a freezer-safe bag or container. Whenever you need a quick and flavourful sauce, simply thaw a few pesto cubes and toss with hot pasta. 

Soups and Stews 

You can replace other greens used in a recipe. A great example of rocket being used in a soup is this lovely alternative to leek and potato soup.

You can also freeze rocket - put some into a bag and freeze - I use it quite quickly but it means that when there is too much to use fresh it can be stored to be used in soups, stews, and smoothies. It cannot, however, be defrosted and used instead of fresh.

Remember to label and date your freezer friendly recipes for easy reference. Enjoy experimenting with these ideas and have fun incorporating rocket into your meals! 

Hopefully you will try some of the ideas from today's blog and maybe some of them will become your favourite ways of using rocket too. 

It is a very nutritious plant to include in your diet and as you have seen, it really is easy to add to many different dishes.

Thank you for reading my blog today, I hope you enjoyed it.  

Until the next time may your world be filled with love, peace and happiness.

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