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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Pour vinaigrette over the pasta; toss until well coated. Heloise, Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: Creative cookies," 26 June 2019 The Green and White salad will have shaved cauliflower, green apples, hearts of palm, pecorino cheese, and endive, tossed in a lime vinaigrette and topped with pumpkin seeds. Grace Wong,, "Enjoy lunch in an upscale boutique, plus other restaurant openings," 9 Apr. 2018 This isn’t an olive oil to use in your Tuesday night vinaigrette though. Chris Morocco, Bon Appétit, "A CBD Olive Oil That Lives Up to the Hype," 8 June 2019 Drizzle squash and onion with vinaigrette just before serving. Kate Merker, Country Living, "Roasted Butternut Squash with Cider Vinaigrette," 21 Sep. 2018 In his third Slow Food Fast contribution, Mr. Gallina boils the baby spuds and tosses them with blanched green beans (also peaking now) in an herb vinaigrette made with basil and coarse-grain mustard. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "Potato Salad Plus Star Power," 2 Aug. 2018 Bowls are now the rage, and Amtrak is capitalizing on that with an Asian scallion and peanut noodle version with sesame ginger vinaigrette. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY, "Amtrak revamps its food and beverage menu," 15 June 2018 Put the carrot and squash ribbons in the bowl, season, and dress with vinaigrette to taste, then arrange them over the greens. Carole Kotkin, miamiherald, "There's nothing vanilla about cooking with fragrant, homemade vanilla," 13 June 2018 Bright, lightly dressed mixed greens are topped with ribbons of pickled fruit and shards of green papaya in a vinaigrette made from the pickling juices. Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, "Kaya in San Francisco offers a big, boozy toast to Jamaica," 6 Apr. 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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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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