This 5 minute Horseradish Aioli recipe is creamy, bold, and the greatest condiment ever made. Use it as a dip, spread, or sauce for everything from prime rib to roasted potatoes to sandwiches.
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Why You’ll Love This Horseradish Aioli Recipe
IT’S EASY TO MAKE: With only 7 ingredients, and 5 minutes to make, you won’t regret spending the time to make your own.
TASTES BETTER THAN STORE-BOUGHT HORSERADISH SAUCE: Seriously! Homemade has the freshest ingredients and there are no nasty chemicals and preservatives in it either.
GOES WITH EVERYTHING: The spicy kick is a delicious addition to many different foods. I use it as a sauce for red meats, a dip for fries or veggies, and a spread for all your favorite sandwiches. The list goes on and on (more serving suggestions below).
What is Horseradish?
Horseradish is a large, beige colored, root vegetable. It is pungent and spicy, with a huge kick of flavor. To be honest, it reminds me of wasabi or garlic because it really clears out your sinuses.
Fresh horseradish root is typically grated very finely and preserved in vinegar, salt, and a little sugar. This prepared horseradish is what we find at the grocery store and what we will use in this aioli recipe.
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Horseradish Aioli Ingredients
This horseradish sauce is only 7 simple ingredients. Below are a few notes on each ingredient and potential substitutions.
How to Make Horseradish Aioli Sauce
Your horseradish sauce should always be stored in an airtight container or jar and in the refrigerator. It will last for 7 to 10 days. Always stir it and check your aioli sauce for mold spores or a foul sour smell before eating.
3 Tips For The BEST Horseradish Aioli
ALWAYS TASTE TEST YOUR HORSERADISH. Prepared horseradish comes in all potencies, some are extra hot while others are mild. Feel free to alter the amount of prepared horseradish to suit your taste preferences. I like horseradish sauce on the spicier side.
USE HIGH QUALITY OR HOMEMADE MAYONNAISE (not Miracle Whip) for the best taste. Since it is the majority ingredient you don’t want to use a mayo you don’t like the taste of.
CHILL OVERNIGHT FOR EVEN BETTER FLAVOR. As the ingredients chill they meld together and amplify. It is kind of like steeping tea in water. The horseradish, garlic, and lemon will flavor the mayo and sour cream.
Horseradish Aioli Sauce Serving Suggestions
The great thing about this aioli is it can be a sauce, spread, or dip and it goes with a variety of foods. I love this as a dip for my Smashed Fingerling Potatoes, as a yummy sauce on my Pulled Pork Sliders, or mixed in with these Horseradish Mashed Potatoes.
Here are a few more ways you can use your Horseradish Aioli:
- spooned over meats like corned beef, prime rib, or steak
- served with all types of veggies (fresh, grilled/smoked, or roasted)
- a sauce for potato chips, French fries, onion rings, or tater tots
- mixed into mashed potatoes or mashed cauliflower
- spread on burgers, sandwiches, paninis, or these Ground Beef Sliders
- with crab cakes or even as an alternative to wasabi on sushi
- on a fresh chopped salad as a dressing
- as a chicken wing dipping sauce- try it with my crispy baked wings
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
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- ½ cup mayonnaise
- ½ cup sour cream
- 2 tablespoons horseradish; - prepared
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice; - about ½ a lemon
- 1 clove garlic - grated
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- To a small bowl add mayonnaise, sour cream, prepared horseradish, fresh lemon juice, grated garlic clove, salt, and black pepper.
- Mix until well combined and smooth. NOTE: Taste test the aioli sauce and adjust to taste preferences.
- Pour Horseradish Aioli into an airtight jar or container.
- Refrigerate overnight (to amplify flavors) prior to serving and eating.
- Refrigerated, in an airtight container, for 7 to 10 days.
- Freezing is not recommended.
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