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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Don’t miss the addictive sweet/sour Brussels sprouts and the crispy potatoes – smashed red potatoes served in a pile with a creamy/garlicky truffle aioli. Kathleen Purvis, charlotteobserver, "Looking for a steak? Here are 5 great places around Charlotte | Charlotte Observer," 16 Mar. 2018 Peppadew peppers blended into a creamy aioli added tangy zing and a touch of fiery spice and lightened the overall load of what could have been a gut bomb. Michael Nagrant, RedEye Chicago, "Worth a trip: Fried cheese curds at Potter’s Burger Bar in the Loop," 26 May 2017 Jumbo lump crab cakes with succotash and chipotle aioli, filet mignon and wild mushroom risotto are on the menu. Lori Rackl,, "First look: Great Wolf Lodge Illinois ready to welcome guests, Chance the Rapper," 21 June 2018 Jumbo lump crab cakes with succotash and chipotle aioli, filet mignon and wild mushroom risotto are on the menu. Emily K. Coleman, Lake County News-Sun, "Chance the Rapper leads camp kids in test run at Great Wolf Lodge, Gurnee's newly renovated water park," 21 June 2018 The accompanying truffle aioli was well-executed but the croquetas would have benefited from a dipping sauce with an acidic punch, something to help cut through the intensity of the bechamel. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "Spanish flavors are bold (but imperfect) at this Louisville restaurant," 27 June 2018 Top with sriracha aioli, seasoned tuna, roasted sesame seeds, radish sprouts, micro red shiso and julienned radish. Ali Bouzari,, "Housemade: The magic of Liholiho Yacht Club," 22 June 2018 And that wasn’t even my favorite part of the burger; that distinction belongs to the black-garlic aioli, a rich, ferment-y-tasting condiment served in a small ramekin. Phil Vettel,, "Review: Will Wentworth's cooking at Mordecai earn him another Michelin star?," 8 June 2018 To serve, mound the warm sprouts on a plate and drizzle the aioli over top., "How to get kids to eat Brussels sprouts," 1 Mar. 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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