ai·​o·​li | \(ˌ)ī-ˈō-lē, (ˌ)ā-\

Definition of aioli 

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

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Grab two fresh and delicious Hawaiian-style poke bowls from Aloha Poke Co. ($7.50-$14.50) or a couple sandwiches from The Fat Shallot like the Truffle BLT ($10), made with bacon, arugula, avocado, tomato and truffle aioli on Texas toast. Rianne Coale, RedEye Chicago, "Chicago date idea: Revival Food Hall then a movie in Millennium Park," 16 June 2017 Set on greens doused with a house Dijon vinaigrette, the cake is also accompanied by a lemon aioli that manages to feel light and decadent at once. Lauren Delgado,, "Bites & Bubbles serves up a romantic date night in Mills 50," 22 June 2018 At the La Margarita stand, expect chorizo tacos with creamed corn, poblano aioli, queso fresco, cilantro and onion in blue corn tortillas. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Sun King distillery's food hall in Carmel puts the brewery's Hot Pockets days behind it," 8 May 2018 Both Haight and Libay also pointed to The Market sandwich (featuring Uli’s Apple Chicken Sausage, Beecher’s Flagship White Cheddar, spinach, stone-ground-mustard aioli, apple butter and a fried egg) as their favorite sandwich on the menu. Shirley Qiu, The Seattle Times, "Come hungry to Biscuit and Bean, Ballard’s one-stop-shop for biscuits, coffee and a very full meal," 2 July 2018 Chefs skip the usual fried fish dinners in favor of tuna poke tacos with caramel soy vinaigrette and sriracha aioli. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Every restaurant you'll try at IndyStar Wine & Food Experience," 25 June 2018 Here's the inaugural menu: The Tess burger ($9), from Kettle Range Meats, with cheddar, baby arugula and caramelized shallot aioli on a brioche bun with house chips. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Tess restaurant starts bar bites menu," 17 Jan. 2018 Drizzle with chimichurri sauce and top each scallop with a small spoonful of chipotle aioli, if desired. Claire Perez,, "At Bonefish Grill, summer corn calls for scallops," 13 July 2018 The surprising entrée included roasted eggplant, zucchini noodles, smoked tomato sauce, and a dollop of basil aioli. Arthur Levine, USA TODAY, "Disneyland's new Pixar Pier: Is it Incredible?," 10 July 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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