Fregola sarda is Sardinian couscous. The grains are lightly toasted, giving Fregola Sarda Pasta with Tomatoes a nutty flavor.Fregola sarda is Sardinian couscous. The grains are lightly toasted, giving it a nutty flavor.
Preheat oven to 375°. In a roasting pan, toss tomatoes with garlic, sugar, dried oregano, a pinch each salt and pepper, and 1 tsp olive oil. Roast 25 minutes, until tomatoes begin to caramelize.
Meanwhile, cook fregola sarda as package directs.
Squeeze roasted garlic from skin; pulse in food processor with pine nuts, basil, a pinch each salt and pepper, and remaining 1 TBSP olive oil. Add Parmesan; pulse to combine.
In a bowl, combine fregola sarda, tomatoes, olives, goat cheese, and pesto. Scatter fresh oregano leaves on top, if desired.
Recipe adapted from The Meat Free Monday Cookbook, copyright 2011. Published by Kyle Books Limited.