Acini di pepe

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Acini di pepe
Acini di Pepe.jpg
Alternative names Pastina
Type Pasta
Place of origin Italy
Cookbook: Acini di pepe  Media: Acini di pepe

Acini di pepe are a form of pasta. Their name is Italian for "small parts of the pepper".[citation needed]

Acini di pepe work well in soups or cold salads. They are also sometimes referred to as pastina (Italian for "tiny dough"); however, some pasta makers distinguish pastina as smaller than acini di pepe. Acini di pepe are often used in Italian wedding soup.

In Middle Eastern Cuisine, it's called Maftool or Maftoul, a wheat-based dish that is served like couscous or shaped into little balls and steamed over stew or soup.[1] Maftool, like most couscous dishes, are served with chicken.

Frog's eye salad is an American cold salad that combines the pasta with whipped topping, marshmallows, pineapple and mandarin oranges.