This salad is addictive. Seriously. I am not kidding. Every time I think about eating this salad my taste buds get sparked and do a little dance in anticipation. I can simply catch a whiff of cranberry muffins, herbed cheese pastries, or roasted tomatoes, and somehow I am always brought back to this salad.
That is the magic of something so simply delicious that almost anything makes you crave it. Even if you are not a salad lover or even a salad eater. Give this a try. And be warned... it is delicious.
Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a small bowl until well combined. Add more salt and/or sugar, if needed. Mix together the dry seasoning with the white vinegar, water, and cup olive oil. (To make this really easy, add all of the ingredients to a bottle or jar and shake until well mixed.) Set aside.
Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and toss. Serve with dressing on the side.