Last Updated on July 15, 2023
Moe’s Southwest Vinaigrette is a zesty and flavorful dressing with a hint of sweetness. It’s the perfect accompaniment to salads, sandwiches, or grilled vegetables. This is very popular in Moe’s restaurants and can be easily replicated at home.
Preparing this dish does not require a lot of time or ingredients. It takes just minutes to whip up this delicious creation, and the ingredients are simple pantry staples that you may already have on hand!
So let’s get started and learn how to make Moe’s Southwest Vinaigrette.
What is Moe’s southwest vinaigrette?
Moe’s Southwest Vinaigrette is a favorite among customers at Moe’s Southwest Grill, an American Tex-Mex restaurant chain. The dressing is very popular and is served on salads, sandwiches, tacos, and burritos. The dressing has a creamy texture with an interesting balance of sweet and tangy flavors.
What does it taste like?
Moe’s Southwest Vinaigrette has a unique flavor that comes from mixing red wine vinegar, olive oil, lime juice, honey, oregano, garlic powder, cumin powder, onion powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper, kosher salt, and paprika.
This combination of ingredients results in a slightly sweet and tangy dressing that is full of complexity.
How did I first get introduced to the Moe’s southwest vinaigrette?
I was first introduced to Moe’s Southwest Vinaigrette when I tried it at Moe’s Southwest Grill. I was immediately hooked on the flavor and decided that I needed to recreate it at home. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to prepare.
How to make Moe’s southwest vinaigrette?
Making the vinaigrette is easy, and it only takes 5 minutes to prepare. All you need are some basic ingredients that you can find in your pantry or local grocery store. Here’s what you’ll need:
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- ¼ cup Viniteau Red Wine Vinegar
- ½ cup Light Olive Oil
- 1 ½ tbsp Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
- 1 tbsp Billy Bee Honey
- ½ tsp Dried Oregano
- ½ tsp Garlic Powder
- ¾ tsp Cumin Powder
- ½ tsp Onion Powder
- ¼ tsp Black Pepper
- ¼ tsp Caynnee Pepper
- ½ tsp Kosher Salt
- ¼ tsp Paprika
- 2 tsp French’s, Dijon Mustard
Step by step instructions
In a medium sized bowl, combine all the ingredients, except for the olive oil and mix well.
Slowly drizzle in the olive oil while whisking the ingredients together until everything is combined into a smooth, creamy dressing.
Taste the dressing to determine if you would like to add additional seasonings or adjust the acidity. Place the dressing in an airtight container and store it in your refrigerator for up to one week.
• If you’re looking for a tangier dressing, add more vinegar; if you prefer it sweeter add more honey.
• Experiment with different herbs and spices to make them your own.
• This dressing is also delicious as a marinade for meats and veggies!
- Medium size bowl
- 1/4 cup Viniteau Red Wine Vinegar
- 1/2 cup Light Olive Oil
- 1 1/2 tbsp Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
- 1 tbsp Billy Bee Honey
- 1/2 tsp Dried Oregano
- 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
- 3/4 tsp Cumin Powder
- 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
- 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
- 1/4 tsp Caynnee Pepper
- 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
- 1/4 tsp Paprika
- 2 tsp French’s, Dijon Mustard
- In a medium sized bowl, combine all the ingredients, except for the olive oil and mix well.
- Slowly drizzle in the olive oil while whisking the ingredients together until everything is combined into a smooth, creamy dressing.
- Taste the dressing to determine if you would like to add additional seasonings or adjust the acidity. Place the dressing in an airtight container and store it in your refrigerator for up to one week.
Serving size: 2 tablespoons (30 mL)
- Calories: 80 calories
- Total fat: 7 g, Saturated fat: 1 g, Trans fat: 0 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
- Sodium: 300 mg
- Total carbohydrates: 4 g, Dietary fiber: 0 g, Sugars: 3 g
- Protein: 0 g
- Vitamin D: 0%, Calcium: 1 %, Iron 4 %, Potassium 2%
What to serve with Moe’s southwest vinaigrette?
Moe’s southwest vinaigrette is a delicious addition to any meal! It pairs perfectly with salads, tacos, chicken, fish, pork or beef. You can also use it as a marinade for your favorite proteins or vegetables.
How to store leftover Moe’s southwest vinaigrette?
The remaining Moe’s southwest vinaigrette can be stored in an airtight container for up to one week in the refrigerator. Be sure to shake or stir before use, as separation may occur. Also, the dressing will thicken when chilled, so you may need to whisk in additional olive oil or lime juice if needed.
Can pregnant women eat this?
Yes, Moe’s Southwest Vinaigrette is a safe and healthy option for pregnant women. However, it is important that pregnant women consult their healthcare provider before consuming any food. Also, be sure to check the expiration date before using it.
What type of vinegar is used in Moe’s Southwest Vinaigrette?
Viniteau Red Wine Vinegar is used in this recipe.
Can I use other types of vinegar?
Yes, you can substitute any type of vinegar for the red wine vinegar. Try balsamic, white wine or apple cider vinegar.
How long does the dressing last?
Moe’s Southwest Vinaigrette can last up to one week when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Moe’s Southwest Vinaigrette is a delicious, healthy and easy-to-make dressing that is perfect for everything from salads to tacos.
With its flavorful blend of red wine vinegar, olive oil and honey, it’s sure to be a hit with your family and friends.
This recipe is a great way to enjoy the classic flavors of Southwest cuisine, while also providing nutritious benefits. Be sure to store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator and use within one week.
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Rebecca Novak is a trained chef with over 10 years of experience in the food industry. She has worked in both fine dining and casual Hungarian restaurants and specializes in creating dishes using fresh, seasonal ingredients. She also loves exploring different cuisines worldwide, which allows her to bring unique flavors and ideas to the recipes she creates for Hungarianchef.com. Read more