Pink Peppercorn

Despite their name, these little dried berries are not technically part of the pepper family. Instead, they come from a bush that’s genetically closer to cashews, but have close associations to black peppercorns thanks to their similarly hot, prickly flavor and small shape. Distinctively fuschia in color, they’re often called for to add a burst of color to pale dishes like pastas, and look great cranked over a pale green salad.