This crunchy salad is from my friend, Louie. The dressing keeps very well in the cupboard, and the quantities for it shown here are enough for three or four batches of salad. The cooking time includes toasting the almonds and pine nuts. Jen -- a reviewer -- is right. This salad is better if it is dressed a while before it is served. But wait to add the crispy noodles just before serving. Leftovers of this get a bit soggy overnight, but are still quite nice the next day.