Arugula, also known as "Salad Rocket", is a leafy green vegetable with a strong flavor. The origin of arugula is the Mediterranean, and is often found in dishes of that region. Arugula is identified by its succulent and peppery taste. A sweeter tasting arugula can be found in the young, tender leaves, but as the plant matures, the flavor evolves a spicier kick. Arugula is a versatile kitchen ingredient; it can be used as an herb or garnish to add attractive flavor to any dish, a leafy green to mix into your favorite salads, or a verdant vegetable to pile on your sandwiches. Arugula can deliver a gourmet twist to even the simplest dish.