This salad evolved over one summer when it was too hot to cook. I kept adding in ingredients I thought sounded good together. I finally put in pepperoni and cheese to make it a light entree salad and have kept them in because all the flavors compliment each other so well. Some of the ingredients are very flexible so you can mix and match and change amounts if you don't have any particular ingredient. My husband and I top this salad with a dressing of apple cider or balsamic vinegar and olive oil but use whatever dressing you prefer.