Spencer and Chris called each other every Friday for the last 20 years. Throughout the years, Spencer, an English Professor, tried to get Uncle Chris to publish his many short stories and poems. Chris didn't have the confidence in his own writing to do this. So out of love for his best friend, Spencer asked if he could have Chris' writings after he passed. I gathered up what I could from the garage in Peoria, dragged them back to Chicago and passed them along to Spencer. Eight months later, he published the book,
A Time In The Country And Other Stories.
So in honor of Spencer's selflessness, I name this salad after him.
Spencer's Greek Feta Salad
1 Head of Fresh Broccoli
1 Small container of Grape Tomatoes (approximate 1 cup but you can be generous)
8 oz of Feta Cheese crumbled
1/2 Red Onion sliced thin
2 Tbsp extra virgin Olive Oil
2 Tbsp wine vinegar (I used rice vinegar, its what was in the pantry)
2 tsp Dijon Mustard
1 clove Garlic, minced
1/4 tsp salt and pepper
In large bowl, whisk oil, vinegar, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper. Add brocolli, feta, tomatoes and onions; toss to coat. Serve.