It's great both hot AND cold. If you're taking it on a springtime picnic, family reunion, or tailgating, it's a great choice because there's no mayo in there to spoil. You could easily turn this into a complete meal salad with the addition of cooked meat or beans(I like edamame). The flavors are light and bright and sunny and even though its filling, you won't feel weighed down. From Menu Musings.