This is the first real salad I learned to make, from the first real cookbook I ever purchased. It was one in a series of popular Moosewood Cookbooks. I marveled over every page embellished with Mollie Katzen's handwritten recipes and hand drawn illustrations. Her style of cooking seemed very au courant to me, having only attended the cooking school of Mom at the time.
The recipe, as published in The Enchanted Broccoli Forest, is designed to feed 6, but could really serve 10 quite nicely at a potluck. This stripped down version is the way I make it for a weeknight dinner. My apologies to Mollie.