Made a couple of adjustments right off the bat, using about 1/3 of the jalapeno, 1/2 the amount of thyme & then substituting lemon pepper for the usual kind, & all of that made for a satisfying salad! [Made & reviewed for the closing of Pick A Chef event]
While the bowl of ingredients is colorful, I felt this missed the mark flavor wise. I followed the instructions this time, but felt the dressing would have marinated the peas, etc better if added when made. The dressing is very tart and for us the thyme almost overpowering. I ended up stirring in small amounts of splenda. I am glad I tried the recipe even though it didn't match our personal taste preferences. Made for Spring 2012 Pick A Chef.