This 5-ingredient Horseradish Aioli recipe is so easy and flavor packed you'll make it on repeat. Use this delicious creamy horseradish sauce to ramp up the flavor on your prime beef, tenderloin or steak. Slather it on sandwiches and salads and you'll never look back!
This horseradish mayo takes just minutes to prepare, but will elevate any dish you serve it alongside. Use it anywhere that you would use a garlicky mayonnaise.
I love to serve this horseradish dip alongside some roasted or grilled beef, but it works equally well with chicken and veggies too. Did you know horseradish is also great with salmon and especially smoked salmon.
Layer up leftover horseradish sauce with crunchy salad and pickles, to make a great tasting roast beef or chicken sandwich the next day. Or drizzle some over your lunchtime salad bowl for added punch.
- Why You'll Love This Horseradish Aioli recipe
- Horseradish Aioli Sauce Ingredients
- How to Make Horseradish Aioli - Step-By-Step
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Variations & Substitutions for Creamy Horseradish Sauce
- Tips & Tricks For Making Horseradish Aioli Sauce
- Pin This Horseradish Aioli Recipe For Later
- What Do You Think?!
- More Easy Side & Sauce Recipe Ideas
- Printable Recipe
- Horseradish Aioli
- Reader Comments & Ratings
Why You'll Love This Horseradish Aioli recipe
- Easy to make with a handful of simple ingredients and a little sea salt.
- This creamy aioli sauce can be whipped together in just 5 minutes.
- A great make ahead dip, this easy recipe can be mixed together a few days in advance and stored in the refrigerator.
- It's a healthy alternative to store bought dips, which often contain artificial flavorings and added sugar. By contrast this is all natural flavor.
- Try some of my other great dips:
Horseradish Aioli Sauce Ingredients
Find the full list and quantities in the recipe card below.
Mayonnaise - I use good old Helmans mayonnaise, you can use the brand of mayonnaise you enjoy the flavor of.
Garlic -Fresh garlic cloves have the best flavor for this type of sauce.
Lemon - I prefer to use freshly squeezed lemon juice for the best flavor. But ready squeezed lemon can work in a pinch.
Horseradish - It can be tricky getting your hands on fresh horseradish, so I go with ready prepared horseradish.
How to Make Horseradish Aioli - Step-By-Step
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Add all the ingredients to a small bowl including a small pinch of sea salt
Mix to incorporate well.
Taste and adjust the seasoning if required.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is prepared horseradish?
Prepared horseradish, is horseradish root that has been finely grated with vinegar and salt added to help preserve it. It's a great substitute as it can be tricky finding fresh horseradish.
Can I use fresh horseradish?
Yes, you can use fresh horseradish, just make sure that you grate it really finely before adding to the aioli. Horseradish has a strong flavor and packs a lot of heat, so you don't want to be biting into large chucks.
Can I use horseradish sauce/creamed horseradish?
At a push you can use horseradish sauce, but it does have other ingredients added to it so you won't have the same intensity of horseradish flavor as your would with prepared or fresh horseradish. If using horseradish sauce I'd suggest cutting back a little on the mayonnaise.
Variations & Substitutions for Creamy Horseradish Sauce
You can also use grated horseradish from fresh horseradish root, however it is more intense so you won't need quite so much. This recipe uses 2 tablespoons of prepared horseradish, so I would recommend cutting that to 1 tablespoon of fresh horseradish.
If you love sour cream feel free to omit some of the mayo and add in sour cream for an even more rich consistency.
You could make a healthier version of this sauce by using half mayo and half Greek yogurt.
Increase the lemony flavor, but adding the zest of the lemon as well as the juice.
Feel free to add fresh herbs like chives or parsley.
Try making a horseradish mustard aioli by stirring through some English mustard powder or dijon mustard.
Tips & Tricks For Making Horseradish Aioli Sauce
Drain the prepared horseradish as you don't want the preserving liquor loosening your creamy aioli sauce.
I don't use black pepper in this sauce since it can make the texture slightly grainy.
If you want to go hotter add some English mustard powder.
Always check the sauce for flavor and balance, add a little more salt or lemon juice if you think it needs it.
This dip can be made up to 24 hours in advance and will taste even better the next day once the flavors have incorporated.
How To Serve Horseradish Aioli
This recipe is so versatile and can be used as a wonderful dip, sauce or topping.
It adds a punch of flavor and tastes great with beef tenderloin, or prime rib. Try it with my Grilled Chicken Thighs with Lemon & Garlic.
Don't just think meat either, serve as a dip along with my Sweet Potato Fries, Baked Sweet Potato Slices, or Corn Riblets.
It's also delicious with regular French fries or fried onion rings.
How To Store Horseradish Dip?
Store leftover horseradish sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
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More Easy Side & Sauce Recipe Ideas
- 1 cup Mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp Prepared Horseradish - drained
- 1 clove Garlic - finely minced
- 1 tsp Lemon Juice
- Sea Salt
- Add all the ingredients to a small mixing bowl including a small pinch of sea salt
- Mix to incorporate well.
- Taste and adjust the seasoning if required.
The flavors in this are awesome and not only is it delicious on steak, but my husband has been loving when I spread a little on his roast beef sandwiches!
Jo Keohane says
Susie - love that! Thanks so much much for your comment and so happy it's going down so well in your house.
I used this on sandwiches with some leftover roast beef we had. It was very good! Would make again.
Jo Keohane says
Glad you enjoyed this Michelle, and thank you so much for your comment.
This is the perfect complement to any steak, love how easy it is to throw together too!
Jo Keohane says
It's definitely fast and flavorful!! Thank you so much for taking the time to review.
I loved it with my steak today. It was so creamy and flavourfol. Thanks for the recipe.
Jo Keohane says
You are so welcome, and thank you for the kind comment.
Karen Kelly says
My teens love beef... like all week long! So I loved adding this to spice things up a bit. They all gobbled it up.
Jo Keohane says
Really glad they enjoyed it and thank you so much for the review!!