Love this forgiving recipe. The dressing is key, so you might want to be faithful to it, at least on first effort. For the salad, I use a bagged Italian salad (with Romaine and raddichio), as three heads of lettuce are a lot to have around, especially if you're not using the whole head. I also omit the peperoncini and sometimes add artichoke hearts or roasted peppers. I think the shaved Parmesan at the end is essential. Make this often and always get compliments.
Just not to our taste. The lettuces dominated and the dressing was just 'okay' for us. I don't think I'd try it again.
We LOVE this salad and make it often. It has the perfect balance of flavours!
As a non-salad lover, I found this to be a very good salad. My family absolutely loves it. I add salami to it or anchovies, sometimes roasted red peppers