Pearl Couscous with Lemon, Mint, Peas, Feta, and Pickled Shallots

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated July/August 2015, America's Test Kitchen TV

These pasta pearls can revitalize a picnic salad—but first you have to cook them right.

SERVES6

TIME35 minutes

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

To make pasta salad using pearl couscous, we first toast the spheres in oil to bring out their nuttiness. We then cook the couscous in a measured amount of water that is soaked up during cooking. This absorption method produces more evenly ...

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