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Herbed Fregola Sarda Pasta Recipe

House Home Photo Fragola Sarda Pasta Italian Recipe

One of our top 10 trends for 2011, fregola sarda is a tiny toasted pasta from Sardinia. Look for it at your local Italian grocer.

6 servings

1 package (usually 1 lb. or 450 g) fregola sarda*
Zest and juice of 1 large lemon
1/4 cup good quality olive oil
1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped
1/4 cup fresh chives, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

* You may substitute orzo or Israeli couscous.


Step 1: Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add the fregola sarda pasta (or your substitute pasta) and cook following the package directions — and your tastebuds — until al dente. Most brands cook in about 10 minutes.

Step 2: When cooked, drain in colander, then add to a large bowl and toss with lemon zest and juice, olive oil, chopped herbs and salt and pepper to taste. This dish is great served warm or cold.


Amy Rosen


Stacey Brandford

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