vinaigrette

noun
vin·​ai·​grette | \ ˌvi-ni-ˈgret \

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 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 Prepare vinaigrette: In a mixing bowl, combine vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, honey and tarragon. Terri Milligan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Are you a ’barbarian? Let rhubarb’s tart-sweet flavor shine in more than pie," 13 Apr. 2018 Chef Katianna Hong slow-roasts the whole bulbous vegetable in embers, then cuts it into thick meaty slices, places it on pumpernickel rye porridge with the texture of Cream of Wheat and seasons it with a spicy mustard vinaigrette. Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, "Charter Oak evolves into a Napa dining destination," 28 Mar. 2018 Toss in 2 tablespoons of the yellow-tomato vinaigrette and chill. Daniel Boulud, ELLE Decor, "Recipe: Crab-And-Corn Custard And Corn Salad With Yellow-Tomato Vinaigrette," 17 Aug. 2016 The vinaigrettes can be used on leafy green salads and as a dressing with other vegetables. Jennifer Mcclellan, azcentral, "Fox restaurant Flower Child sauces hit shelves at Williams Sonoma," 21 Mar. 2018 Refrigerate any remaining vinaigrette or serve on the side. Terri Milligan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Al Johnson's brings the restaurant's products to your home, but its famous goats stay back in Door County," 30 Jan. 2018 Drizzle the remaining vinaigrette around the plate. Daniel Boulud, ELLE Decor, "Crispy Duck Confit with Potatoes, Onions, and Mustard Vinaigrette Recipe," 2 Sep. 2010 Spoon 1 tablespoon of vinaigrette over each half and top with the tomato-and-corn mixture. Daniel Boulud, ELLE Decor, "Recipe: Crab-And-Corn Custard And Corn Salad With Yellow-Tomato Vinaigrette," 17 Aug. 2016

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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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