While this salad is wonderful as a side dish, it also can be the base of a wonderful meal. Fregola shines best with a light coating of a flavorful oil, a good seasoning with salt and pepper, and fresh herbs, with your briny or acidic element bringing the balance, but truly, any basic vinaigrette you love will work fine. 

Stacey Ballis


Credit: Stacey Ballis

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5 mins
5 mins
Serves 6-8 as a side dish, or 3-4 as a main


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Toss every ingredient in a large bowl and season to taste with salt and pepper, and some red pepper flakes if you want a little heat. If you feel the dish needs more acid punch, squeeze some of the lemon juice from your zested lemon in. If you are going to hold the dish for longer than one day before serving, leave out the herbs and add just before serving. It will hold in the fridge up to three days. Remove from fridge at least 45 minutes before serving, as it is best not super chilled so that the flavors can shine.