This salad really WOW's people. I made a double batch for a bridal shower and it was a hit. For the dressing I also added a teaspoon of dried roasted garlic chips, and a teaspoon of onion powder. I think you could switch this up a bit to make an asisan style salad by adding rice wine vinegar in place of the red wine vinegar and perhaps a teaspoon or two of sesame oil.
Very cool and refreshing on a hot summer afternoon. I let the beans macerate in the dressing for 2 hours, then tossed with the remaining ingredients--served over mixed baby greens--lovely! Thanks, Ellie