Fregola Salad with White Beans and Arugula

Fregola is an Italian rolled pasta similar to Israeli couscous, and it's wonderfully toothsome in this summer salad. Think of it as a new twist on old-school pasta salad. If you can't find fregola (or wanted to go gluten free), millet would be a great substitute. Top with a few chunks of good quality tuna packed in olive oil (unless you want to keep it vegan) and you've got a nice, hearty, nourishing meal.

3 cups cooked fregola sarda (or millet or quinoa)
1 cup cooked white beans
6 cups arugula, torn
1/4 cup kalamata olives, roughly chopped
3 tablespoons minced shallot
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 lemon, zested and juiced
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
Flake sea salt (like Maldon), to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Mix together fregola, white beans, arugula, olives and shallots in a large mixing bowl. Add olive oil, lemon zest and juice, and vinegar and toss to coat well. Sprinkle on a good dose of sea salt and freshly ground pepper and give one last toss before serving.

Serves 6

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