I've made this two or three times now. It is outstanding. I haven't felt much need to tinker with it, other than using equal amounts of oil and vinegar (3 T each). I suppose the garbanzos could be replaced or supplemented with cooked ziti or something; and the salami could be ham or even beef. SO is not fond of this sort of main-dish cold salad, but has chowed down happily. It's also excellent for some leftovers for brown bag lunching.
GREAT salad! Very colorful and flavorful. I usually like equal portions of vinegar and oil so used 7 of each. It was very tangy so I doubled the sugar. I used my immersion blender to mix it in a pyrex. I used romaine lettuce. I mixed the salad ingredients and put them in a ziploc bag. Then I brought them to work for a potluck and tossed the salad with the dressing just before. Made for 1-2-3 hit wonders.
I love the strong, assertive ingredients of this salad, but most of all I love how each bite is a new adventure in flavor combinations! Salami and feta in one forkful, then red onion, cucumber and beans, or pepper, cucumber and salami. The fresh, herbal dressing pulls everything together in one delicious salad. I WILL make this again, Kitz!