Can a salad be artful? Yes! Oh definately yes. Eating well, with lots of color is important for us, body and soul. I saw one similar in Whole Foods and thought it would be easy (& less expensive) to replicate at home. so here's what I did:
1 zuccini, peeled, diced large
1 cucumber, peeled (striped), seeded, diced large
1 green pepper, diced large
1/4 - 1/2 red onion, diced fine
handful of fresh, flat leaf parsley, chopped
1 can pitted black olives, drained & sliced
1/2 block of feta, chopped fine
dressing: 2 Tbl. red wine vinegar, 3 Tbl. EVOO, pepper & salt to taste
It made a big bowl full. Ohhhh so yummy and summery! (Note to self: new digital camera would be very helpful.)
And after looking at the way this little guy (above) turned out, there was an obvious story line about the lives of these simple blooms revealed. Could not resist bordering with same. It reads: The small blushing flowers were sweating like fried eggs under the pressure of their imposing sunny competitors.
I'm off to photograph (with my better 35mm) some 2nd graders, hopefully interacting with their teacher. Onward!