Stop by the Athens Farmers Market at Little Kings today between 4 and 7pm or make your order on Athens Locally Grown by 8pm tonight, and you’ll be eating local Greek Salad all week. What a great way to Taste Your Place right at home!
Serve this dressing with lettuce, feta, olives and chopped fresh vegetables from the Athens Farmers Market such as tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and onions. Feta cheese is produced locally by Greendale Farm and Split Creek Farm, both available from Athens Locally Grown.
And did you know olives have a history of growing in Georgia? They were grown primarily on the coast, first brought by the Spanish and then by English planters. It’s believed that olive trees growing on St. Simons Island and Cumberland Island were gifts from Thomas Jefferson.
1 cup red wine vinegar
¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
2 t dijon mustard
2 T fresh basil, finely chopped
2 T fresh oregano, finely chopped
2 t garlic powder
1 ½ t onion powder
salt and pepper to taste
Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Alternatively, place ingredients in a mason jar with a tight fitting lid. Shake until well combined.