This is one of the best salads I've ever made...beautiful to look at and definitely a wonderful hot weather main dish. I made it for the Think Pink cooking tag game and served it along with "Cranberry-Raspberry Bread". It's definitely a keeper, thanks for posting!
Many enthusiastic thumbs up from the fifteen teachers who enjoyed this salad at lunch today. Made as stated, except subbed craisins for the cranberries and walnuts for the pecans. I made Sweet Italian House Dressing for the dressing. DELICIOUS! I can see where blue cheese crumbles would be a great addition, too. Thanks for creating this recipe.