This is my favourite salad for potlucks and barbecues. Don't be turned off by the unusual combination of ingredients - the different flavours and textures make for a delicious, unique, and beautiful salad. The original recipe called for chicken, but I use cashews for a vegetarian dish that's great as a side or main. Almonds, sunflower seeds, or shrimp for those who eat seafood may also be added. This tastes even better on day 2, when the flavours have mingled and mellowed.