They added cook time to prep time. The full prep time is 1.5 hours -- you prep some of the veggies while cooking seafood, and I gave ample time on all ends for logistics. Full prep time is no more than 1.5 hours. <P>I just took this to a potluck (which had other salads) and at a potluck, this serves 15 people very well. If you can't find them, consider the nigella seeds optional -- they're also known as kalunji seeds, and they are a mild seasoning found in some Indian foods. Find something fun to substitute with, if you wish. Also: keep in mind that I don't tend to measure ingredients in this sort of recipe -- everything except the seafood (which came in packages with poundage labeling) is an eyeball approximation. I do try to eyeball correctly.