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Horseradish Aioli Sauce (Just 5 Ingredients)

Horseradish Aioli Sauce (Just 5 Ingredients)

Horseradish Aioli, a bold and creamy mayonnaise-based spread, takes just 5 ingredients and 5 minutes to whip up.

Along with our Horseradish Sauce for Prime Rib, these flavor bombs add a kick to favorites such as prime rib, prime rib sandwich, Sous Vide Chuck Roast, Smoked Leg of Lamb or even a tri tip sandwich

Horseradish Mayo

The only ingredients you need to whip up a batch of this tasty goodness: horseradish, mayonnaise, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper.

Silver baking sheet with aioli ingredients.

Fresh Horseradish

You can use fresh horseradish or prepared horseradish to make this horseradish sauce with mayo. If using fresh horseradish, make sure to finely grate it with a zester. If using prepared horseradish make sure to drain the excess liquid before adding it to the mix.

How to Make Horseradish Aioli Sauce

To make this horseradish mayo recipe, just add all the ingredients to a small bowl and stir to combine. Cover and transfer to the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Aioli vs Mayo

Aioli and mayonnaise aren’t the same, however in our part of the world they’re often used interchangeably. More than likely when you order something with “aioli” on it in the United States, you’ll get a mayo based sauce. 

Classic aioli is an emulsion of olive oil and garlic, while mayo is an emulsion of egg, oil and acid (like lemon juice).

white sauce on a silver baking sheet.

Uses For Horseradish Aioli

The list is endless! 

Variations

Horseradish Mustard – To make horseradish mustard sauce, add 1-2 teaspoons of dijon mustard.

Vegan Horseradish Sauce – Use vegan mayonnaise to make this a vegan sauce.

Fresh Herbs – Add fresh herbs like chives, parsley, dill or oregano.

French fry being dipped into a dipping sauce.

Recipe Tips

  • For a mild horseradish sauce, stick with the prepared horseradish as fresh is almost twice as spicy.
  • Since mayo makes up the largest chunk of this horseradish aioli, don’t use mayo you don’t care for the flavor of.
  • Use fresh lemon juice, not bottled lemon juice. Bottled juice has a “packaged” flavor vs fresh so will alter the taste. 
  • Start with the recipe, as written. Taste and adjust as needed. Like tons of spice? Add extra horseradish. Love the tang of lemon, add an extra splash. 
  • Homemade horseradish sauce can be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
  • This is one of 7 prime rib sauce recipes to consider serving at your Christmas dinner and one of 50 “What to Serve With Prime Rib” options.
  • Use any leftover sauce to go with Recipes with Leftover Prime Rib.

More popular sauce recipes: Garlic butter sauce, boom boom sauce and cajun sauce.

Horseradish aioli next to french fries.
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Creamy Horseradish Aioli

Horseradish Aioli, a bold and creamy mayonnaise-based spread, takes just 5 ingredients and 5 minutes to whip up. Along with our Horseradish Sauce for Prime Rib, these flavor bombs add a kick to favorites such as prime rib, prime rib sandwich, or even a tri tip sandwich
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Horseradish, Steak Sauce Recipe
Servings: 16 Tbsp
Calories: 97kcal
Author: Darcey Olson
Cost: $3

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Mayonnaise (*Note 1)
  • 2 tbsp Prepared Horseradish, Drained (*Note 2)
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, Finely Minced
  • 1 tsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Salt, To Taste
  • Black Pepper, To Taste

Instructions

  • Add all of the ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir to combine. Taste and adjust ingredients as desired.
  • Cover and refrigerate for up to two weeks.

Notes

Note 1 - Use full fat mayonnaise as the creaminess and tang will alter with low fat or fat free options.
Note 2 - Prepared horseradish has quite a bit of liquid so make sure to drain off this excess liquid before adding to the mixing bowl. If using fresh horseradish, make sure to finely grate.

Nutrition

Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.4g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 97mg | Potassium: 9mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.04mg
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