We've fallen in love this tiny toasted noodle that boasts a unique nutty flavour and an addictively tender bite.
With less carbs, more dietary fibre and fewer calories than typical pasta, fregola sarda has been popping up on shelves and menus at Italian restaurants across the country. When cooked in broth, it's a saucy side to complement a simple fish dish or rustic roasted meats.
Try our simple Herbed Fragola Sarda Recipe.
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