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 Salty, deep-fried ham-and-cheese croquetas with a piquant sriracha aioli — bam! Rand Richards Cooper,, "Review: Crave in Ansonia deftly presents vibrant and flavorful Latin American dishes," 15 Nov. 2019 Drizzle each deviled egg with aioli and sprinkle with additional Sweet & Spicy Sriracha Lime seasoning. Danielle Pointdujour, Essence, "Create the Perfect NYE Party Menu With These Mouth-Watering Chef Approved Dishes," 26 Dec. 2019 Sunchokes, meanwhile, take on a dark, caramelized character, dressed with spicy aioli and paired with the delicate, salty crisp of kale chips. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "This husband-and-wife team's Phoenix restaurant lives up to the hype. Here's what to order," 25 Oct. 2019 Fried mahi mahi, shredded red cabbage and rousing stripes of chipotle aioli make a fun getaway to Baja, and a blistered jalapeño stuffed with Oaxacan cheese amounts to a hotter than usual chile relleno. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "The more Mexican, the merrier, with the arrival of Anafre," 26 Dec. 2019 Add a few slices of a crusty baguette, olive oil—which is used as an accompaniment in almost every traditional Spanish dish—and a smattering of aioli. Vianessa Castanos, Harper's BAZAAR, "How to Throw a Tapas-Style Dinner Party," 11 Dec. 2019 All items are customizable, with mix-ins like blanched kale, cucumber, jalapeño, mango and seaweed; choice of flavor, including umami shoyu, ponzu and sriracha aioli; and toppings, like diced avocado, tobiko and spicy furikake. Leeanne Griffin,, "10 places to find delicious, Instagrammable poké bowls in Connecticut," 12 Nov. 2019 What to eat: At the Glisan location, try the decadent Migration Burger, with arugula, chili jam, prosciutto, blue cheese and aioli. Andre Meunier, oregonlive, "From big expansion to big honors, Migration is on the move: Portland Breweries Series," 9 Oct. 2019 And don’t skip the complimentary house garlic aioli sauce on the side. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: A tasting tour under Carlsbad’s windmill," 12 Sep. 2019

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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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15 Feb 2020

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“Aioli.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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