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)

Examples of aioli in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Boiled, served with a lemony aioli and consumed alongside sips of a fresh, salty Chardonnay, the crab came about as close to pure, unadulterated pleasure as life can deliver these days. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, "My favorite white wines to pair with Bay Area Dungeness crab, the purest joy of a short season," 11 Feb. 2021 The seafood eatery has a special takeout menu that includes holiday platters, ready-to-eat seafood, holiday favorites like beef tenderloin and baked brie, sides such as crispy Brussels sprouts with lemon aioli, and raw and frozen seafood. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, "40-plus North Texas restaurants offering Thanksgiving dishes and desserts to-go," 12 Nov. 2020 The uni burger features hosue-made yuzukosho ponzu aioli, shiso leaves, dry aged wagyu and Santa Barbara uni. Janelle Bitker,, "Crispy, snackable smashburgers are sweeping the Bay Area," 2 Nov. 2020 For instance, her rendition of redfish blends Vietnamese influences with shrimp and roasted pork, fish sauce and miso aioli; her version of duck confit is an ode to autumn in Louisiana, with a sour orange pepper jelly and andouille jus. Ian Mcnulty | Staff Writer,, "Longtime Commander’s Palace chef departs, and for first time a woman leads the kitchen," 12 Oct. 2020 Frango is chicken cooked with thyme, rosemary and cumin and served with rosemary-garlic aioli. Will Coviello,, "Gambit's 2020 Fall Dining Guide: Where to eat in the New Orleans area amid new reopening phase," 12 Oct. 2020 Paired with an exceptionally tasty pineapple aioli (Dip away! Amy Drew Thompson,, "We could all use a little Island Time," 1 Oct. 2020 Kevin Sandri of Garden State adds a carrot slaw, salad greens, roasted squash, and spicy aioli for an exceptionally tasty vegetarian sandwich. Hugh Garvey, Sunset Magazine, "8 Healthy Sandwiches to Make This Week," 25 Aug. 2020 This salad is the little sister of the Provençal dish called a grand aioli. Sunset Magazine, "21 Recipes You Should Be Cooking This September," 1 Sep. 2020

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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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Last Updated

23 Feb 2021

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“Aioli.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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