Creamy Horseradish Dressing or Dip

Horseradish Cream

The garden has recently acquired a horseradish plant, so we are beginning to think about uses. It is commonly included in cocktail sauce, cheese sauces, specialty mustards, dips, spreads, hummus, relishes and dressings. It gives coleslaw, potato salad and baked beans an exciting new taste. Horseradish butter, horseradish mayonnaise, horseradish sour cream dip and horseradish barbecue sauce are common. It can be added to stock, even to pizza sauces! But most of all I am looking forward to liberally as a herb. It can be fermented as well.

If you are growing horseradish, it can be used fresh, but mostly it is grated and mixed with vinegar to maintain its fresh, spicy taste.

However, in these recipes, you can use store-bought horseradish, sold in jars at the supermarket.

Are you after other dressings? Try Yoghurt Tahini Dressing, Herb Dressing, and Almond Butter Dressing.

You can browse all of our Dressing recipes here. Or browse all of our Mid Autumn dishes.

This post contains one of the vegetarian recipes from our first blog which was in existence from 1995 – 2006. You can see more of the Retro Recipes series, our vegetarian recipes from that first blog.

Creamy Horseradish Dressing

Here are two ways of using horseradish in dressings.

Horseradish Mayonnaise (Eggless)

Make a horseradish mayo by adding horseradish to this recipe for Eggless Mayonnaise.

Creamy Horseradish Dressing and Dip

Mix 200ml cream with a heaped tspn horseradish, 2 Tblspn extra virgin olive oil and 1 Tblspn cider vinegar. Season it with salt and pepper. Chopped chives can also be added.

Alternative Recipe

I have another method for making it too. I like this one because it doesn’t have any oil. Try both, and choose your favourite.

Slowly add the juice of 1 lemon juice to 375 ml of cream. Continue to stir until it has thickened. Add 1 Tblspn finely grated horseradish, mix, and leave to sit at room temperature for 1 hour or more before use. Add chives or very finely sliced leeks if desired.

Horseradish Cream

These can be drizzled over mesclun as a salad, or used as a dip for crispy chips or fried onion rings with capers. As a dressing, it is also good with bowl salads, and also salads based on couscous or burghul. Use in place of mayonnaise in salads. Or use on avocado slices, in potato salads, in bean salads …. your options are only limited by your imagination.

It is also good spread on cheddar cheese, tomato or salad sandwiches! Yum!

recipe notes and alternatives
Use store-bought horseradish cream if you can’t get fresh horseradish. It will be gentler in taste, so adjust as necessary.


Parts of these recipes are cross posted with our sister site, Heat in the Kitchen; it appears there as part of our Retro Recipes series – vegetarian recipes from our first blog from 1995 – 2006.

Author: Ganga108

Heat in the Kitchen, Cooking with Spirit. Temple junkie, temple builder, temple cleaner. Lover of life, people, cultures, travel. Champion of growth, change and awareness. Taker of photos. Passionate about family. Happy.

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