This was a great summer salad, it would work well for a potluck too. I used half a tablespoon of oil, less salt, lots more basil, Kalamata olives, and most of the optional ingredients (it is a high veggie to rice ratio). All the flavors match nicely. We love lemon and balsamic, but I think some people might prefer to halve the lower end for the balsamic, since it is pretty prominent. The two of us ate almost all of this for dinner as our entree.
It was good, but not awesome. We used it in wraps with a little lettuce. I added green pepper, artichokes, cucumber and capers per the optional ingredients. I used a nice aged balsamic, but also added a little Stevia to sweeten the dressing. Thanks for posting this nice lunch option for vegans.