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 Ground chuck tossed in caramelized onions and Boar’s Head white American cheese and topped with melted Boar’s Head yellow American cheese served on a King’s Hawaiian roll with garlic aioli. al, 12 Apr. 2022 Put down the ketchup and mustard in favor of more fun toppings, such as lemon aioli and quail eggs. Gwendolyn Wu, San Francisco Chronicle, 23 Feb. 2022 Lake Erie perch sliders topped with house slaw and garlic aioli served with Cajun wedge fries. Maria Shine Stewart, cleveland, 8 Mar. 2022 Carnivorous families can head to Journeyman Meat Co. for burgers with housemade aioli and salumi boards. Sara Clemence, WSJ, 11 Mar. 2022 His best-seller now is the pastrami on Dutch Crunch, which gets a spicy kick from pepperoncini aioli. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 9 Mar. 2022 The wait was often worth it, at least the first time; Sohn himself worked the register and the crowd, and his sausages, quality meats dressed with extra ingredients such as truffle aioli or foie gras, were sublime. Adam Lukach,, 4 Mar. 2022 As well as a delicious tuna empanada with black garlic aioli and the paprika-smothered papas bravas that are always downright addictive. Keith Pandolfi, The Enquirer, 4 Nov. 2021 Stacked with lettuce, tomato, cheddar and island aioli, then perched on a Brioche bun, the beef patty bursts with flavor. Tracy Kaler, Chron, 23 Dec. 2021 See More

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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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18 May 2022

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“Aioli.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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