When I read the ingredients for this salad I knew right away it would make it into our regular rotation. Everything blended nicely. I was a little afraid of tossing all the dressing with the salad, so I just put it in a jar. I'm glad I did, the dressing, while delicious, is a little sweet, it didn't need much to give the salad a nice coating. I wasn't trilled about the beets, I like them ok, but they tasted very "earthy" to me. I tried it the next day without the beets and I liked it better. Maybe all that dressing is to balance out the beets? I wonder if I were to coat the beets in dressing before adding them to the salad if it would make it better? I think I will try that next time. Love the pecans, they really brought the salad to life! On of my kids ate it, the other didn't. I will definitely be making this salad again.