Horseradish Mayonnaise Dressing

Who doesn’t love an easy 4-Ingredient horseradish mayonnaise dressing? It’s creamy, tangy, and oh-so-addictive. Not mention quick and easy to make too!

2 small clear jars of Horseradish Mayonnaise Dressing

Why You’ll Love Horseradish Mayonnaise Dressing

You’ll love this horseradish mayonnaise dressing for its bold and tangy flavour that adds a delightful kick to any dish. The creamy mayonnaise base provides a smooth texture, while the horseradish cream adds a spicy and aromatic element that wakes up your taste buds. 

The addition of soy sauce and fresh lemon juice further enhances the complexity of flavours, creating a dressing that’s both satisfying and versatile.

This easy horseradish mayonnaise is incredibly easy to make, requiring just a few simple ingredients and minimal preparation time. 

Whether you use it as a sandwich spread, a dipping sauce for fries, or a topping for grilled meats, this dressing is sure to impress with its bold flavour and creamy texture.

It’s the perfect condiment to have on hand for adding a burst of flavour to your favourite dishes.

Love that something so flavoursome only takes 4 ingredients and no cooking required. Yet another dressing that you can make on the fly or add to the meal prep rotation.

What Is Horseradish Cream?

Horseradish cream is a condiment made from grated horseradish root blended with cream or sour cream, vinegar, and sometimes other seasonings. It has a pungent and spicy flavour that is milder and creamier than plain horseradish. 

Horseradish cream is often used as a sauce or spread to accompany meats, sandwiches, and other dishes, adding a zesty kick to the flavour profile.

What Does Horseradish Mayo Taste Like?

Horseradish mayonnaise offers a flavourful combination of creamy richness and a pleasant, lingering heat. 

The horseradish adds a distinct and sharp flavour that cuts through the richness of the mayo. The soy sauce adds umami depth, and the citrus helps to cut through the bold tastes.

Ingredients

These are the ingredients you need for horseradish mayonnaise dressing:

Individually labelled ingredients for Horseradish Mayonnaise Dressing

Mayonnaise: Get the best mayonnaise, preferably whole egg, for ultimate richness and creaminess.

Horseradish cream: Continuing the creamy trajectory, I’m using horseradish cream to give the dressing a hint of pungent flavours—just a little kick.

Soy sauce: Please don’t use dark soy sauce for this dressing as the flavours are too strong and the consistency won’t be right. You can use light soy sauce or regular soy sauce.

Lemon: This citrus adds much-needed acidity to balance out the creaminess of this dressing. Just squeeze some into the dressing. Mind the seeds; you don’t want any of them in the salad.

Variations and Substitutions

Lighter option: If this creamy horseradish mayo is too rich for you, you can swap out half the quantity of the mayo with Greek yoghurt or sour cream. This will also add a little tang to the overall flavour profile.

Some of our favourite Greek yoghurt based dressings include creamy garlic dressing and spiced yoghurt dressing with honey.

Not enough heat: Complementing the horseradish cream, you can add mustard, fresh horseradish or even some wasabi! That will really get the pungency heightened!

Herbs: As always, you can mix in chopped fresh herbs like parsley, chives, or dill for added freshness and flavour.

Lemon zest: Add some lemon zest for a bright, citrusy flavour. Might as well use the entire fruit.

Vinegar: If you’re not a massive citrus fan, swap the lemon juice for white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar for a different acidity.

Gluten free options: Replace the soy sauce with tamari. 

Some interested gluten free dressings we have that are also creamy in texture include creme fraiche with chives dressing and avocado herb dressing.

Spices: To add a little twist to the recipe, experiment with spices like paprika, cayenne pepper, or garlic powder.

Instructions

Step by step instructions for how to make horseradish mayonnaise dressing:

In a bowl, add the mayonnaise, horseradish cream, soy sauce and the juice of ½ a lemon.

Adding mayonnaise to a clear mixing bowl
Adding horseradish cream to a clear mixing bowl with mayonnaise
Adding soy sauce to a clear mixing bowl with mayonnaise and horseradish cream
Adding lemon juice to Horseradish Mayonnaise Dressing ingredients in a clear mixing bowl

Whisk until all the ingredients are mixed thoroughly and take on a light and creamy consistency.

Whisking Horseradish Mayonnaise Dressing in a clear mixing bowl

How To Make This Dressing Perfectly [Expert Tips]

Good quality mayonnaise: As this is the main ingredient in this recipe, it is crucial that a good quality mayonnaise is used. It must be rich and creamy, especially if you’re using this recipe more as a horseradish aioli or a dipping condiment.

For our miso mayo dressing, we used good quality mayonnaise too, to enhance the flavours.

Fresh lemons: Please use fresh lemons and their zest if you wish. No lemon juice out of a bottle.

Light soy sauce: Don’t use dark soy sauce, as it will discolour the homemade horseradish mayo and take on a darker consistency.

Consistency: Aim for a smooth and creamy consistency. Whisk the ingredients together thoroughly to ensure they are well combined.

Chill time: Allow the horseradish mayonnaise to chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving. This will help the flavours meld together and enhance the overall taste.

How to Store

Store any leftover horseradish mayonnaise in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Shake or stir before using to recombine any separated ingredients.

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Horseradish Mayonnaise Dressing

Who doesn't love an easy 4-Ingredient horseradish mayonnaise dressing? It's creamy, tangy, and oh-so-addictive. Not mention quick and easy to make too!
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Salad Dressing
Cuisine: International
Diet: Low Lactose, Vegan, Vegetarian
Dietary: Dairy Free, Nut Free, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 125.02kcal
Author: Amy Chung

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • In a small mixing bowl, add the mayonnaise, horseradish cream, soy sauce and the juice of ½ a lemon.
  • Whisk until all the ingredients are mixed thoroughly and take on a light and creamy consistency.

Notes

  • If this creamy horseradish mayo is too rich for you, you can swap out half the quantity of the mayo with Greek yoghurt or sour cream. This will also add a little tang to the overall flavour profile.
  • Complementing the horseradish cream, you can add mustard, fresh horseradish or even some wasabi! That will really get the pungency heightened!
  • As always, you can mix in chopped fresh herbs like parsley, chives, or dill for added freshness and flavour.
  • Add some lemon zest for a bright, citrusy flavour. Might as well use the entire fruit.
  • If you’re not a massive citrus fan, swap the lemon juice for white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar for a different acidity.
  • Replace the soy sauce with tamari for gluten free option.
  • To add a little twist to the recipe, experiment with spices like paprika, cayenne pepper, or garlic powder.
  • It is crucial that a good quality mayonnaise is used. It must be rich and creamy, especially if you’re using this recipe more as a horseradish aioli or a dipping condiment.
  • Please use fresh lemons and their zest if you wish. No lemon juice out of a bottle.
  • Don’t use dark soy sauce, as it will discolour the homemade horseradish mayo and take on a darker consistency.
  • Aim for a smooth and creamy consistency. Whisk the ingredients together thoroughly to ensure they are well combined.
  • Allow the horseradish mayonnaise to chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving, if time permits. This will help the flavours meld together and enhance the overall taste.

Nutrition

Calories: 125.02kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.72g | Protein: 0.5g | Fat: 13.16g | Saturated Fat: 2.05g | Cholesterol: 7.35mg | Sodium: 205.69mg | Potassium: 18.63mg | Fiber: 0.46g | Sugar: 0.89g | Vitamin C: 7.78mg | Calcium: 3.51mg | Iron: 0.08mg

*Disclaimer: Nutritional information provided is an estimate only and generated by an online calculator.

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10 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Salads are a staple in our home during summer and this horseradish mayonnaise dressing was perfect to add flavor to the salads.

  2. 5 stars
    Woah – this is a really tasty dressing! I doubled the lemon cause I love it tart and it worked well with my salad!

  3. 5 stars
    My dad loves horseradish so I made this while he and my mom were visiting. It was delicious!!!

  4. 5 stars
    I am not usually a fan of horseradish but it definitely was good in this recipe! I’m glad I kept an open mind because I loved it!

    1. Well done Krystel! Always good to try things you don’t like again cause our palette changes over time.

  5. 5 stars
    This is the best horseradish mayonnaise recipe I’ve ever found! Four ingredients truly is all it takes. It was a creamy, tangy, bold, and addictive dressing. So good.

    1. Thanks Juyali! We love this dressing so much. Something a little bit different.

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