This was an unusual and tasty salad. The sweet/savory nature of the salad is really quite refreshing.
Thanks to those who encouraged me to add the mint, even though I am not a big fan of it. It really made the salad!
I also kept the olives whole and it worked just fine. The parsley on the other hand did not work for me. It had a pungency that detracted from the other flavors IMO. I may add a very small amount next time just for color.
If anyone knows of other salads, with unusual flavor combinations, I would love to know of them!