ai·​o·​li | \ (ˌ)ī-ˈō-lē How to pronounce aioli (audio) , (ˌ)ā-\

Definition of aioli

: a mayonnaise flavored with garlic and sometimes other ingredients (such as red pepper)

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These breakfast sandwiches come with prosciutto, manchego, arugula, and pepper aioli. Jenna Scatena, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Brunch & Breakfast Places in Seattle," 21 May 2018 Ludlow Liquors is playing host, working with Bacchanal’s team to serve dishes like roasted mushroom and artichoke with ricotta, citrus and herbs, or grilled octopus with saffron aioli, capers and grapefruit. Grace Wong,, "Try food and wine from a visiting New Orleans restaurant, plus check out a Pilsen bar giving back to immigrant community groups," 28 June 2018 In a large bowl, toss seared broccoli with quartered potatoes, tuna and enough aioli to lightly coat all ingredients. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "How to Cold-Weather-Proof a Niçoise Salad," 22 Feb. 2019 Menu includes caramelized onion tart, tuna Nicoise tartine, and mussels and Frites white wine, tomato, garlic, fine herbs, and spicy aioli. Michael Klein,, "Louie Louie, an American bistro, opens in University City," 9 July 2018 The result is a menu with crispy fried oysters with bourbon-barrel soy mash aioli; squid-ink fusilli with chorizo sausage, blue crab and saffron coconut butter; and fermented pork belly with crispy sticky rice cake and shallot kimchi. Houston Chronicle, "Austin, Waco, New Orleans and more: An easy guide to easy getaways from Houston," 10 May 2018 Transfer fish to a platter and serve with salsa verde and aioli. Ignacio Mattos, Bon Appetit, "Grilled Turbot with Celery Leaf Salsa Verde," 23 Apr. 2018 What tied the whole stack together was the roasted lemon aioli, a fluffy wonder that both sharpened and soothed the various flavors and textures. Alison Cook, Houston Chronicle, "Burger Friday: Night Heron in Montrose," 21 Mar. 2018 To assemble and finish: Generously spread each slice of bread with some of the aioli. Sarah Fritsche, San Francisco Chronicle, "Recipe: Smoked Salmon Sandwiches With Finger Lime Aioli," 26 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of aioli

1846, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aioli

Occitan, from ai garlic + oli oil

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