Acini di pepe
About acini di pepe
Acini di pepe are a form of pasta. Italian for "peppercorns", they look like tiny beads.
Acini di pepe works well in soups or cold salads. A common cold salad recipe that teams the pasta with whipped topping, marshmallows, pineapple and mandarin oranges (incomplete recipe) is often called Frog's Eye Salad.
It is also sometimes referred to as pastina (Italian for "tiny dough"), however some pasta makers distinguish pastina as smaller.