Fregola Pasta

Recipe + Video

Fregola pasta, a uniquely delicious and nutty Sardinian pasta made from hard durum wheat flour and water hand rolled into little dough pearls then toasted into a beautiful mix of golden, yellow and brown shades.

Ingredients

– Fregola pasta – Cherry tomatoes – Garlic – Sprigs rosemary – Olive oil

Preheat oven to 360”F.

Slice the cherry tomatoes in half and place them in a 9x13 inch roasting dish together with 10 garlic cloves in paper, rosemary or thyme and a pinch of sea salt.

Meanwhile bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil. Salt abundantly and cook the fregola according to the directions on the package, stirring often to prevent sticking.

While the pasta is cooking make the pesto. Add the basil leaves, toasted nuts, grated garlic, olive oil and the juice from one lemon to a food processor and puree using the pulse button until desired texture is achieved.

Add the cooked fregola to the bowl with the pesto sauce and toss to coat well all over.

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