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
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.
Toss half of vinaigrette with rice noodles, shredded carrots, basil and mint.
The goat cheese is from Stone Hollow Farmstead in Harpersville, and it's topped with lemon Dijon vinaigrette, kale and tomato jam.
A generous bed of leafy greens and bitter frisée were tossed with just the right amount of basil vinaigrette.
But the basil vinaigrette was missing its basil, so seemed a little out of sorts.
Try utilizing rosé in a vinaigrette, instead of lemon.
Meanwhile, add the scallions, Thai basil, cilantro, mint, and red onion to the bowl with the vinaigrette.
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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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