An absolutely wonderful salad; a staple of every get-together; never any left over; therefore, how can it be anything less than a 5 star? You can make the salad SUBLIME by using extra-special ingredients, such as baby portabella mushrooms, goat/sheep milk feta, homemade italian dressing made with lovely olive oil (most of the bottled dressings are made with soybean oil, which is just fine but not as scrumptious as a delicious nutty olive oil). On hot summer evenings I crave this salad for a meal all by itself.
I will be making this again. I followed the directions and it turned out great. It really compliments an Italian meal.
This is a good basic salad, best with fresh kalamata or nicoise olives instead of canned olives. I have used both dressing made from Italian Dressing Mix from this site and a homemade sweet balsamic dressing with good results.