James Carrier
Yield
Makes 8 to 10 servings

Notes: Israeli couscous, sometimes called "pearl couscous" or "toasted pea pasta," is a small, ball-shaped pasta available in some supermarkets and natural-food stores and in Middle Eastern markets. If you can't find it, use orzo pasta instead. Preserved lemons are available in some well-stocked supermarkets and in stores that sell Middle Eastern ingredients. You can make this salad up to 4 hours ahead; cover and chill.

How to Make It

Step 1

In a 5- to 6-quart pan over high heat, bring about 4 quarts water to a boil. Add couscous and cook just until tender to bite, about 6 minutes (10 for orzo). Drain and rinse under cold running water until cool.

Step 2

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix vinegar and olive oil. Add couscous, radicchio, pistachios, parsley, and preserved lemon. Mix gently to coat, adding salt and pepper to taste.

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