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Fregula with vegetables[]

( Fregula con verdure )

Duration: 1 h

Difficulty: intermediate

Region: Sardinia


Fregula with vegetables (Fregola con verdure) is a typical recipe of Sardinia. Fregula, mistakenly called fregola, is a type of ancient traditional Sardinian pasta, some documentation shall refer to the trade in the tenth century, but its origins are earlier. The name is of Latin derivation from ferculum, which could be translated as a crumb. This paste has similar origins to those of cous cous, is produced from wheat flour and then roasted in the oven, critical step that gives it its particular flavor. This type of pasta is combined with moltissi sauces, one of these recipes is with the vegetables.


Fregola toasted 250g
Onion 1/2
Zucchini 1
Carrot 1
Pepper 1
Ausbergine 1/2
Vegetable broth 1l
Parsley 1 mazzetto
Extravirgin olive oil    q.s.
Salt q.s.


Wash the vegetables and then cut them into small pieces.

In a saucepan, add a little olive oil and finely chopped onion. Fry the onion and then add the vegetables into pieces. Stir well so as to sear the vegetables. Pour adding a ladle of hot broth and season with salt.

Just dries the broth, add the toasted fregula and sauté with the vegetables. Then add gradually during the cooking a ladle of broth after the other, helping the gradual cooking of fregula (about 50 minutes).