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
Black bean & corn salad with chipotle-honey vinaigrette During a cooking class using homegrown vegetables, one of the students brought this recipe in to share.
Those layers are topped with mushrooms that have been sautéed in that same vinaigrette.
Softer herbs like basil and tarragon are especially nice additions to salads and vinaigrettes.
While sugar snap peas cook, mix vinaigrette dressing and horseradish in a large bowl.
Mix with peppery arugula, field greens or other mixed salad greens and toss with a vinaigrette.
Add a drop to savory foods like fish or chicken recipes that call for lemon juice, and use it to create vinaigrettes and marinades to add a bright flavor to summer salads and grilling.
To make the vinaigrette whisk together the red wine vinegar and canola oil and season with salt and pepper.
Toss half of vinaigrette with rice noodles, shredded carrots, basil and mint.
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Origin and Etymology of vinaigrette
French, from vinaigre vinegar
First Known Use: 1811See Words from the same year
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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