ai·​o·​li (ˌ)ī-ˈō-lē How to pronounce aioli (audio)
: a mayonnaise flavored with garlic and sometimes other ingredients (such as red pepper)

Examples of aioli in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The sandwich comes with cheesy scrambled eggs, bacon and aioli. Chandler Boese, Kansas City Star, 14 May 2024 The menu includes items like crab croquettes with Ecuadorian mangrove crab meat served with sweet and spicy plantain and red pepper aioli and the traditional dish chopsué, which involves crab meat served with white or toasted rice served with fried plantains. Connie Ogle, Miami Herald, 14 May 2024 The Vermont maple farm burger includes two beef patties, bacon, a fried egg and sharp cheddar cheese — with a maple syrup and onion aioli — on a locally baked brioche bun. Philip Freeman, Charlotte Observer, 7 May 2024 An Arctic Chef’s Poke Roll marries Hokkaido scallop with miso-sesame aioli, cucumber and that spicy-salty flavor bomb, yuzu kosho ($21). John Metcalfe, The Mercury News, 1 May 2024 The vegan Latin Lingo Pizza comes with chili powder, roasted corn, jalapeños, red onion, vegan cheese, vegan cilantro aioli, cilantro, tajin and lime. Alexandra Maloney, Charlotte Observer, 23 Apr. 2024 They can be dipped in sauces ranging from herbed yogurt to chipotle barbecue to garlic aioli. John Metcalfe, The Mercury News, 8 Apr. 2024 The hefty food and drink menu features appetizers such as a basket of crinkle fries ($6.95) with malt vinegar aioli and roasted garlic aioli. Amanda Hancock, The Courier-Journal, 11 Mar. 2024 Its Otto burger has melty raclette cheese, thick-cut bacon, smoked tomato aioli, and red onion jam. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 7 Mar. 2024

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Word History


Occitan, from ai garlic + oli oil

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aioli was in 1846

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“Aioli.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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