vinaigrette

noun
vin·​ai·​grette | \ ˌvi-ni-ˈgret How to pronounce vinaigrette (audio) \

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)

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The mango salad is popular, featuring organic spring mix, sundried cranberries, chunks of fresh mango, oven roasted walnuts and goat cheese along with a homemade mango vinaigrette dressing. Jane Donahue, Naperville Sun, "Nature's Best Cafe focuses of fresh, healthy food," 24 Apr. 2018 Drizzle the curry vinaigrette all around, garnish with cilantro sprigs, and serve. Daniel Neman, sacbee, "Spread joy: Cook with peanut butter | The Sacramento Bee," 3 Apr. 2018 At Antoine’s the tomatoes were chilled, scooped out, stuffed with crabmeat ravigote, and served in a vinaigrette. Paul Freedman, Town & Country, "The Fascinating History of Food at Private Clubs," 7 Apr. 2017 Start off with a salad dressed in vinaigrette; vinegar has been shown to help delay stomach-emptying, and olive oil is a good fat. Liz Krieger, Harper's BAZAAR, "How To Prevent and Survive a Hangover," 23 Nov. 2016 Add chopped chives to vinaigrette just prior to saucing the asparagus and scallops. Multiple Authors, House Beautiful, "The Sea Grill's Grilled Day Boat Sea Scallops," 1 May 2010 Finally, spoon on the tangy apple-cider vinaigrette, and resist the urge to toss: The dressing will seep into some pockets and leave others untouched. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "Winter’s Most Refreshing Salad," 12 Dec. 2018 Leftover vinaigrette can be stored in the fridge for 5 to 7 days Cuadros, a Drexel University student majoring in nutrition, is interning with the Healthy Weight Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Jose Cuadros, Philly.com, "A healthy Mother's Day recipe: Vegetable frittata," 11 May 2018 The lamb stack sports feta, tzatziki, tomatoes, red onion and arugula, lemon vinaigrette on a challah bun. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "House-ground burgers, sausage planned at new Mass Ave. restaurant Krueger's Tavern," 19 June 2018

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First Known Use of vinaigrette

1811, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for vinaigrette

French, from vinaigre vinegar

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vinaigrette

noun

English Language Learners Definition of vinaigrette

: a mixture of oil, vinegar, and seasonings that is used especially as a salad dressing

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