I find that I can usually substitute arugula/rocket/roquette for watercress. It's not as crunchy, but the taste is similarly sharp. Nasturtium leaves, too, make a good substitute.
Thereof, what can I use as a substitute for arugula?
Substitute for Arugula.
Watercress, baby spinach leaves, dandelion greens, radicchio.
Watercress, baby spinach leaves, dandelion greens, radicchio.
What is rocket on a menu?
Rocket is a very 'English' leaf, and has been used in salads since Elizabethan times. It has a strong, peppery flavour, and the leaves have a slight 'bite' to them. If you see 'rucola' or 'arugula' for sale or on a restaurant menu - it's the same thing.
Are rocket and Arugula the same?
Rocket salad's botanical name is Eruca sativa or E. vesicaria. Rocket salad's common names are “arugula”, rocket arugula, rocket, rucola, rucoli, rugula, and roquette. Arugula has a weaker peppery flavor than wild arugula.
Watercress isn't just for salads. Carol Wilson celebrates the unique taste of this versatile seasonal vegetable. The hot peppery taste comes from the mustard oil in the plant and its strong flavour stimulates the taste buds and digestion. Young leaves contain less mustard oil and so have a milder flavour.
Arugula Apology (or Watercress Confession) Both have a spicyish, peppery, and slightly bitter taste, though I would say watercress is lighter and sweeter than the more aggressive arugula. While arugula grows in the ground like most other leafy greens, watercress grows in streams or under hydroponic cultivation.
Substituting Water Chestnuts. It's difficult to find another vegetable combining the sweet flavor and crunchy texture of water chestnuts. Jicama is often recommended for texture, but the flavor just isn't the same. With a pork dish, try substituting apple slices.
Other Nuts. Pecans or hazelnuts -- also called filberts -- can substitute chestnuts in stuffing recipes. Both have a crunchier texture and nuttier flavor than chestnuts. Pecans and hazelnuts blend well, though, with the flavors found in typical stuffing recipes, including sage, sausage and cornbread.
The firm, white, crunchy water chestnut, not a nut but a vegetable, is often purchased canned, but sweeter when obtained fresh. It can be eaten raw and peeled (after thorough washing) or steamed and used in stir fries, soups, or salads.
Cooking With Water Chestnuts. Fresh water chestnuts can be eaten raw after they've been peeled. When cooking with fresh or canned, add both toward the end of the cooking process so they retain their maximum crunch.
They also usually tolerate macadamia nut and pine nut, which are also both seeds. Nutmeg, water chestnut, butternut squash and shea nuts are not tree nuts (the term “nut” does not always indicate a tree nut) and are generally well tolerated by tree nut-allergic individuals.
Botanically speaking, a coconut is a fibrous one-seeded drupe, also known as a dry drupe. However, when using loose definitions, the coconut can be all three: a fruit, a nut, and a seed. Botanists love classification.
The true fruit of the cashew tree is a kidney or boxing-glove shaped drupe that grows at the end of the cashew apple. The drupe develops first on the tree, and then the pedicel expands to become the cashew apple. Within the true fruit is a single seed, which is often considered a nut, in the culinary sense.
Nuts are defined as a simple, dry fruit with one seed (very occasionally two) in which the seed case wall becomes very hard at maturity. True nuts include pecan, sweet chestnut, beech, acorns, hazel, hornbeam and alder. Peanuts, almonds, pistachios, cashews, horse chestnuts and pine nuts are not nuts.
Some nuts, like hazelnuts, walnuts, and almonds, are true tree nuts, composed of a seed surrounded by dry fruit and encased in a hard shell. The ubiquitous peanut is actually a legume. Legumes are the edible seeds from pods you can split in half.
Legumes are a bit more costly than the nuts. Some of the common nuts include macadamia nuts, brazil nuts, cashews, hazels, almonds, pecans, pistachios, pine nuts and walnuts . While the seeds of a nut are not attached to the walls of the pod, the seeds of legume are attached to the walls of the shell.
Well-known legumes include alfalfa, clover, peas, beans, chickpeas, lentils, lupin bean, mesquite, carob, soybeans, peanuts and tamarind.
Beans are a legume, which is the fruit or pod of the botanical family Leguminosae. The potato tuber (Solanaceae family) is actually the greatly enlarged tip of the underground stem of the potato. Cucumbers are members of the Cucurbitaceae family, which includes most melons and gourds.
Well known dried legumes include chickpeas, beans (includes butter beans, haricot (navy) beans, cannellini beans, red kidney beans, adzuki beans, black-eyed beans and soybeans), peas, lentils, lupins.
The chickpea or chick pea (Cicer arietinum) is a legume of the family Fabaceae, subfamily Faboideae. Its different types are variously known as gram or Bengal gram, garbanzo or garbanzo bean, or Egyptian pea. Its seeds are high in protein.
Legumes are typically low in fat, contain no cholesterol, and are high in folate, potassium, iron and magnesium. They also contain beneficial fats and soluble and insoluble fiber. A good source of protein, legumes can be a healthy substitute for meat, which has more fat and cholesterol.
Beans make us fart because they contain sugars and fibre that our bodies have a hard time digesting. When these sugars meet up with the bacteria in our large intestines, it produces gas and so we fart. Pop a little in the pan when you make some beans.
Paleo adherants believe that legumes are harmful based on evidence that they contain lectins. In the same way, cooking legumes destroys the harmful lectins and makes the legumes safe. Beans are one of the healthiest foods in the world. They are nutrient-dense and fiber-rich.
Watercress seems to be a good substitute, as it tastes peppery like arugula. If you can find curly endive (not the light green torpedo shaped Belgian endive), that has a bitter flavor, spicy / peppery, too. Mustard greens could work, too, if it's for a cooked dish, but they might be too tough raw.