Great salad that responded well to our substitution of diced cucumber for the pasta. We also added sliced toasted almonds and a generous handful of toasted black and brown benne seeds. We tarted up the dressing with a tablespoon of Rooster garlic-chile sauce and a knob of grated ginger. Wonderful for the Super Bowl party - got eaten totally up way before other delcious options. Keeper recipe. Thanks for posting, Erica.
This is an old favorite of ours except the one I've always used did not include grated carrot and it is suggested to be served "on" a bed of lettuce. Either way this is a fabulous summertime meal salad served with crusty bread. I highly recommend it.