Definition of vinaigrette
1 : a sauce made typically of oil, vinegar, and seasonings and used especially on salads, cold meats, or fish —called also vinaigrette dressing
2 : a small ornamental box or bottle with perforated top used for holding an aromatic preparation (such as smelling salts)
Recent Examples of vinaigrette from the Web
Sprinkle in the mint, pea tendrils, and vinaigrette and toss to dress.
Leading the salads is the fiambre ($14), which comes decked out with roasted red peppers, asparagus, green beans, chickpeas, cucumber, carrot, radish, egg, hearts of palm, cheddar and ginger-lime vinaigrette.
Zanahoria Pungent tumeric vinaigrette imparted a gingery earthiness to Thumbelina (small) carrots in this dish.
With the blender running on high, slowly add olive oil in a thin stream until vinaigrette is slightly thickened and smooth.
Add a grape-tomato-and-broccoli-floret salad (halve the tomatoes and toss both vegetables with a light vinaigrette), and add dinner rolls.
Sherman said, once the vegetables had been dressed in a vinaigrette made with the dukkah and chopped dates.
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Origin and Etymology of vinaigrette
French, from vinaigre vinegar
First Known Use: 1811
VINAIGRETTE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of vinaigrette for English Language Learners
: a mixture of oil, vinegar, and seasonings that is used especially as a salad dressing
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