Greek Salad with Cherry Tomatoes:
Today is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday and a national holiday. How do we honor a man who dedicated his life to the equality of all? I honor Dr. Martin Luther King by having a dream. I wake up every day and focus on taking baby steps towards my dream. No matter how small or large our dreams are, we have to continue the fight to make it happen. Yes, sometimes we get knocked down or thrown off track but what we learned from Dr. Martin Luther King is to never, ever give up. Keep your goals and desires in focus and be thankful to be able to wake up and take one more step toward your ultimate destination.
Among my many goals, I’m working toward eating healthier and exercising 5 to 6 times a week! This year it’s about great salads and soups. Here is another great salad full of yummy ingredients: Greek Salad with Cherry Tomatoes.
Happy Birthday MLK!
Ali in the Valley
Photo by: Ali
2 red bell peppers 1 green bell pepper 2 cups cherry tomatoes 2 cucumbers 1 red onion 1/2 lb. feta cheese 2 cloves of garlic 3/4 cup Kalamata olives 6 anchovy fillets (optional) 2 tablespoons capers, rinsed 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons minced fresh dill 1 tablespoon dried oregano salt and freshly ground pepper 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Seed the bell peppers and cut them into chucks. Stem the cherry tomatoes and halve them. Peel and thickly slice the cucumbers and thinly slice the red onion. Cut the feta into cubes. Crush and mince the garlic cloves. In a large bowl, combine the bell peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, feta cheese, olives, anchovies (if using) and capers and toss together.
In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, garlic, dill, oregano, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. While whisking, slowly drizzle in the olive oil to make a thick dressing. Pour the dressing over the salad, toss and serve.