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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With the processor running, add olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and Dijon to make a roasted red pepper vinaigrette. Nancy Miller, The Courier-Journal, "Ciao Ristorante is Italian food with the ultimate Sicilian twist," 3 July 2018 Make vinaigrette: In a food processor, combine garlic, half the lemon juice, half the zest, half the mint, 1 cup peas, half the cilantro, half the basil, olive oil, vinegar and mayo. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "The Only Salad Recipe You Need," 14 June 2018 Uchtmann makes the lemon vinaigrette with Meyer lemons. Polly Campbell,, "Chef and a Recipe: Justin Uchtman of Sartre does spring vegetables," 4 June 2018 Thick slices of tomato, tossed in a balsamic vinaigrette, are carefully stacked one on top of another and garnished with lady peas, corn kernels and pods of fried okra. Bob Carlton,, "Ode to an Alabama classic, the Hot and Hot Tomato Salad," 1 May 2018 After dining on a decadent spread of beetroot, orange, and carrot salad; sugar snap peas and spring greens in a lemon truffle vinaigrette; and grilled chicken with wild mushrooms, shallots, and herbs, everyone could have danced all night. Maria Ward, Vogue, "Uma Thurman and Hugh Jackman Could Have Danced All Night at the Broadway Opening of My Fair Lady," 20 Apr. 2018 Make the vinaigrette by whisking all ingredients together and adding salt to taste. Julia Thiel, Chicago Reader, "Food & Drink / Food Chain Dried scallops the key ingredient in chef C.J. Jacobson's 'Mediterranean XO sauce' [VIDEO]," 16 Apr. 2018 The former consists of a Portobello mushroom marinated in balsamic vinaigrette with Swiss cheese, vegetable ragu and lettuce packed into a potato bun. Jordan Mcpherson, miamiherald, "If you plan to see the Marlins’ on Opening Day, here’s what you need to know | Miami Herald," 28 Mar. 2018 Meanwhile, make vinaigrette: In a small bowl, whisk lemon juice and shallot with salt. Sunset, "Composed Mediterranean Salad," 22 Jan. 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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The first known use of vinaigrette was in 1811

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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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