Pearl Couscous with Tomatoes, Olives, and Ricotta Salata

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated July/August 2015

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

SERVES6

TIME1¼ hours

Pearl Couscous with Tomatoes, Olives, and Ricotta Salata

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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