I first tasted this by my nephew’s bar mitzvah in the US. I could not stop eating it! (I paid for that later!!) The blend of textures and seasoning makes this salad really appealing. It has real zing to it. We make it often for Shabbos and it’s the first salad finished, so make more than you think you’ll need. Don’t worry — it does not taste “Israeli” because of the olives!