Griddled pear, rocket and prosciutto salad

Easy rocket recipes

Don't let a bag of rocket go to waste. Turn these peppery leaves into a simple salad, a fresh pesto or a vibrant green soup

Rocket isn’t just for garnishing meals, it can add a strong peppery flavour to salads, soups and pasta dishes. This simple leaf has plenty of bite and makes a delicious pesto or pizza topping.


Fill up on our favourite easy summer salad recipes when the sun starts shining and try our light lunches and quick dinners in the form of our best pasta salad recipes.

Easy rocket recipes

Griddled pear, rocket and prosciutto salad

Sweet seared pear, crunchy toasted hazelnuts, salty prosciutto and spicy rocket all go into making this simple but sophisticated gluten-free starter. Ready in just 20 minutes, it’s ideal for entertaining.

Rocket soup with goat’s cheese

Peppery rocket and potato soup is topped with gooey goat’s cheese in this simple recipe. The ideal lunch for two, served with crusty bread. Leave out the chicken stock to make it veggie-friendly.

Linguine with fresh rocket pesto

The perfect recipe for making the most of fresh rocket leaves for a quick and easy but sophisticated lunch. The pesto you make to use in this recipe also works really well spread on bruschetta or on grilled field mushrooms. Make it veggie by using a vegetarian version of pecorino or parmesan.

Pizza with prosciutto and rocket

This homemade pizza has a delicious prosciutto and rocket topping that you literally throw on the pizza as it comes out hot from the oven. You’ll love this classic flavour combination.

Prosciutto, pear and rocket rolls

A stylish Italian canapé that can be made in less than 30 minutes and combines the classic Italian flavours of rocket, prosciutto and parmesan with sweet pear.

Merguez tartines with red roasted pepper and rocket

These open faced sandwiches are piled high with spicy merguez sausages, light and peppery rocket and sweet roasted red peppers. The herby yogurt adds a lovely creamy texture and a vibrant taste to the tartine. Perfect for a quick and easy weekend brunch that’s a little bit special.

Rocket, seared beef and shallot salad

Seared steak and rocket make a filling but healthy supper salad combined with shallots and a fresh lemon dressing. On the table in 15 minutes, this is a quick after work recipe for two.

Wagyu beef bolognese and pappardelle with rocket pesto

Upgrade your standard bolognese with this extra-special wagyu beef version topped with a simple but punchy rocket pesto. This dish is great for entertaining – trust us, it’s worth the effort.

Gnocchi with squash, amaretto and rocket

Amaretti may seem like a strange addition to a savoury dish, but in this recipe for gnocchi with squash, amaretti and rocket, the subtle, sweet crunch really works. It’s vegetarian and ready in just 30 minutes – perfect for a midweek meal.

Prawn, avocado and rocket orzo

This low-calorie dish is perfect for a light, summery lunch or a nutritious midweek meal for two. Whip up a wholesome pasta dish in just 20 minutes using creamy avocado, fresh rocket and prawns with warming chilli and zesty lemon.