Our Rio Grande Dip Mix makes a delightfully different seasoning for vinaigrettes. In a vinaigrette, the chipotle and maple flavor fusion compliments green, vegetable, pasta and fruit salads, and is delightful as a marinade, or simply as a dipping sauce.
Rio Grande Vinaigrette is a great way to take pasta salad from ordinary to extraordinary. For a really quick version, add one thawed and drained package of mixed frozen vegetables (black beans, corn, red & green peppers, white onions), or one can of a similar mix, to half a package of cooked pasta; then dress with this zingy southwestern vinaigrette (pictured). Add diced avocado if desired. It gives this salad a smooth, creamy finish. This is an excellent dish for party buffets. Beer & wine complement this salad nicely. It’s quick, easy and a delicious addition to any summer party buffet.
Add leftover chicken, shrimp or turkey pieces to pasta salad recipe above for a lively main dish.
This New England/Southwestern flavor fusion is complimented by wine, beer and cocktails.
MORE DELICIOUS WAYS TO USE THIS VINAIGRETTE FOR EASY ENTERTAINING:
Side Dishes: For Rio Grande Mixed Southwestern Veggies or Rio Grande Salsa, follow the directions for pasta salad above, just leave out the pasta (pictured as mixed veggies).
Marinade & Dipping Sauce: Rio Grande Shrimp & Melon Canapé is pictured. The sweet, savory, spicy flavor combination of shrimp, melon and the vinaigrette pictured is just delicious! This appetizer is sophisticated enough to be served in any 5 star restaurant, yet it's simple and quick to make. That makes it just about perfect for a summer appetizer. See APPETIZER RECIPES for directions.
This vinaigrette can also be used as a marinade for chicken or pork, and then used as a dipping sauce for the grilled or roasted meat. Grilled marinated Rio Grande chicken is pictured served over SW Veggie salad. They’re just delicious for a quick, easy summer dinner.
Slice fresh veggies like sweet potatoes, onions, yellow squash and mushrooms into 1/4” pieces. Green beans, asparagus and sugar snap peas are naturally about 1/4” thick. Pick one or more veggies and marinate a few minutes. Grill until they are light brown and tender (only a few minutes). Serve individual grilled dishes as a side dish. Serve mixed veggies either as a side dish or appetizer. They just radiate summer.
See RECIPES for vinaigrette directions.
Makes about 1-1/2 cups of dressing.
No artificial colors, ingredients or preservatives added.
Ingredients: Granulated garlic, dehydrated maple syrup, granulated onion, ground chipotle pepper, orange juice powder, spices, hickory smoke powder (barley malt flour, natural hickory smoke flavor).
Allergen Info: Contains barley malt flour (gluten) and sulfites. Some ingredients packaged on equipment that also packages peanuts and tree nuts.