This is such a simple but delicious salad. I must admit to adding chopped celery and toasted pine nuts. The perfect companion to a big Italian feast. I didn't realize how easy it is to prepare romaine hearts and how lovely the ribbons look in the salad bowl. I will go to this lettuce more often now that I've discovered it! We are a "have to have a salad" family and this one is quick to prepare...I was pleased with this recipe.