This is a mild, very lightly dressed bean salad that relies on fresh herbs for its flavor. While you could probably use whatever herbs you like, one thing I would not do is substitute dried for fresh. I like this as-is or over hot or cold pasta. My husband likes to mix tuna into his. I came up with this as I was out the door one day and couldn't be bothered to look up a recipe - since I only had 15 minutes or I'd be late for work, it literally takes only minutes to prepare. I used Kraft Light Done Right Zesty Italian in this. While you can eat this right away, it's much better after refrigerating for at least a few hours.