Horseradish Dressing



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This zippy horseradish dressing is a simple vinaigrette made with prepared horseradish, vinegar, garlic and olive oil.

Don’t be scared off by the title of this recipe! Yes it’s different, and yes it has a little kick, but Isaac and I have been hooked on it!

We love it on this roasted vegetable salad, but honestly we have been adding a dash here and there to tons of our meals and it really takes things to the next level.

Mason jar with homemade horseradish dressing.

What Does Horseradish Taste Like?

I describe it as zippy! It is a strong flavor that can be described as spicy and peppery… but instead of burning your mouth, the spice burns your nose – similar to wasabi.

Obviously, the more horseradish you consume, the spicier it is. If you’re not a big spice fan, don’t automatically rule out this dressing! It does have a zip to it but the other flavors balance it really well.

Horseradish Dressing Ingredients

  • champagne vinegar – if you don’t have champagne vinegar you can substitute for white wine vinegar, rice vinegar or even white balsamic vinegar
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • prepared horseradish – this just means that it’s not straight up horseradish root! Prepared horseradish is grated horseradish root that has been mixed with vinegar and salt.
  • garlic cloves
  • minced scallions – just the green part of the scallion
  • crushed red pepper flakes
  • sea salt
Olive oil, vinegar, garlic, red pepper flakes and green onion in a glass jar.

How to Make Horseradish Dressing

Combine the vinegar, horseradish, garlic cloves, scallions, crushed red pepper flakes and sea salt in a small bowl. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil while whisking.

How Long Does it Last?

When stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, this dressing will last up to two weeks. The oil and vinegar will separate so just be sure to give it a good shake or whisk before using.

White spouted jar with horseradish dressing.

How to Use Horseradish Dressing

This dressing is delicious on salad, but I also love it paired with a breakfast hash, roasted vegetables or even this sheet pan meal.

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5 from 3 votes

Horseradish Dressing

This zippy horseradish vinaigrette is made with prepared horseradish, champagne vinegar and garlic and olive oil.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 1/3 cup champagne vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon minced scallions, the green part
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil


  • Combine all ingredients except the olive oil and whisk to combine. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil while whisking.
  • Store leftovers in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. 


  • If you don’t have champagne vinegar, you can use white wine vinegar, rice vinegar or even white balsamic vinegar


Serving: 1/8 of recipe | Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Sodium: 459mg | Sugar: 2g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Salad Dressing
Cuisine: American
Keyword: horseradish dressing
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Photos by Ashley McLaughlin.

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Hey there, I’m Brittany, the creator of Eating Bird Food, cookbook author, health coach and mama of two littles. Here you’ll find quick and easy recipes that make healthy fun and enjoyable for you and your family!

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  1. 5 stars
    Thank you for sharing a recipe that is out of the norm and sounds absolutely delicious because you can use it on so much more than salad! I am even thinking it would be amazing on a baked potato…