Less than impressed.
Served this at a formal Holiday sit-down dinner as a "palate cleanser" course, just as the recipe header suggests. It was extremely easy to prepare -- and since you dress the salad ahead (at least 2 hours), it was great to be able to just pull it out of the fridge, toss, and serve without any last-minute fussing. It was a big hit, had that "wow" factor simply because it was so tasty and elegant in its simplicity. Almost all my guests asked for the recipe! I made it exactly as stated in the recipe, but I can see how it would also be good using dried "craisins" as the other review suggested.
This was surprisingly good. I always have leftover parsley and celery that needs to be used, so it was perfect for throwing together a simple salad! Only change - I use dried cranberries instead of raisins (since I had them).