Horseradish Mayo is made with just 4 ingredients for a creamy, tangy condiment that you can use on almost anything. Perfect for roast beef sandwiches, burgers, and wraps.
Horseradish mayo is the best of both worlds. Spicy, pungent horseradish combined with creamy mayo, plus a splash of lemon juice and salt. The end result is a condiment that’s perfectly creamy with a bit of spice from the horseradish.
I originally made this for my roast beef sliders. Then I realized how good it would be on other things. Think burgers, chicken sandwiches, and wraps. Not to mention as a dip for fries or veggies. Now I like to keep some in the fridge for whenever I want to add a bit of flavor to a dish.
Ingredients & Substitutions
- Horseradish – You can control the spice level of the mayo by opting for mild or spicy horseradish.
- Mayonnaise – Full-fat mayo is the creamiest but any mayo (even vegan mayo) will work.
- Lemon juice – A squeeze of fresh lemon juice brightens the flavors of the dish.
- Salt – A pinch of salt helps to enhance the flavor.
How To Make Horseradish Mayo
This is the easiest recipe to make. Just mix the ingredients in a small bowl until well combined. Use immediately or cover and refrigerate.
Ways to Use Horseradish Mayonnaise
This horseradish sauce with mayo can be used as a dip or spread on a variety of things. It can basically be used to replace mayo or mustard or anything you want to add a bit of horseradish spice.
Here are some of my favorite ways to use it:
- On roast beef sandwiches (a classic!)
- On burgers, sandwiches, and wraps
- As a dip for fries, tater tots, etc
- As a side for dipping steak, fish, or chicken
- For dipping veggies
Horseradish is a condiment typically made with the root of a horseradish plant, vinegar, sugar, and salt. The horseradish plant is a root vegetable in the same family as wasabi and mustard.
Fresh horseradish is in the produce section near ginger, while prepared horseradish is in the condiment section.
Despite the name, horseradish has absolutely nothing to do with horses or radish. The name is said to come from the German version of the word, meerrettich. English mispronunciation of the word led to “mareradish” which then eventually turned into “horseradish”.
For horseradish mayo, jarred horseradish tends to be better. It means less work and the consistency of jarred horseradish blends better with the mayo.
Horseradish mayo should be stored in an airtight container, such as a glass jar, in the fridge. It will last for about 5 days.
Mayonnaise does not freeze well, so I do not recommend freezing this.
- 3 tbsp horseradish
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl until combined.
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.