© John Kernick
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Total Time
30 MIN
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Serves : 8

Fregola sarda is a wonderfully chewy mini Italian pasta from Sardinia. Because its size is similar to bulgur wheat's, Nancy Silverton uses it in her fun riff on tabbouleh.    Fast Weekday Pastas  

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook the fregola until al dente, 10 minutes. Drain; spread on a plate to cool.

Step 2    

In a medium bowl, whisk the olive oil with the lemon juice. Add the minced parsley and mint, the cucumber and garlic and toss. Add the fregola and tomatoes and toss again. Season with salt and serve at room temperature.

Chef's Notes

Fregola sarda, small beadlike pasta made with semolina, is sometimes called Italian or Sardinian couscous. If you cannot find it, you can substitute any small pasta or Israeli couscous, which is quite similar.

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