Horseradish Makes Me Happy!

In my garden, one corner holds the secret ingredient to a lot of my dishes. Horseradish! I love its spicy goodness that it adds to sauces, soups and more! When people ask me what I put into my culinary creations, and I tell them horseradish, they can’t believe it!

From the two recipes below, you will find how horseradish has been added to everyday dishes to give them a WOW for your hungry crowd!

Horseradish Deviled Eggs



  • 6 hard-cooked eggs
  • 1/4 cup Hellmann’s® Real Mayonnaise


  • 1 to 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • Dash paprika


  • Cut eggs in half lengthwise. Remove yolks; set whites aside. In a
  • bowl, mash the yolks. Add mayonnaise, horseradish, dill, mustard,
  • salt and pepper; mix well. Pipe or spoon into egg whites. Sprinkle
  • with paprika. Refrigerate until serving.   Yield: 1 dozen.

Chunky Vegetable Dip



  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped seeded cucumber
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped radishes
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons cider or tarragon vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large bell pepper, cut into a cup
  • Assorted fresh vegetables


  • In a bowl, combine the first seven ingredients; mix well.  Cover and
  • refrigerate.  Serve in a pepper cup with vegetables for dipping.
  • Yield: 1-1/2 cups.

6 thoughts on “Horseradish Makes Me Happy!

  1. will someone please tell me how to prepare Horseradish other than just grating it. I would also love to learn how you grow your own. I also love it but when you buy it, it is not what you were wanting

    • Martha,
      You can also put horseradish in a food processor, but either way, you need to make sure that your house/room is well ventilated! It can really burn your eyes, and everyone elses! Horseradish is so strong, that grating and chopping it finely, is quite frankly the only way I can eat it. I’ve not heard of anyone doing anything differently.
      As far as growing it, you only need one plant. You wait until late fall to harvest, when all of the leaves start to turn yellow or brown, and then you pull it from the ground. I’ve been told that you are supposed to cut off the end of one of the horseradish roots and put it back in the ground in the fall so it will grow back the following summer, but I’ve never had to do that. It just keeps coming back, bigger and better! In fact, i have had to trim it back this year, because it tries to take over the entire garden! Thanks for reading my blog post!

    • I just remembered also, that some people will take the root, scrub it clean, poke holes in the root with a fork, and then place it in a bottle of vodka. If you make bloody mary’s they say it’s delicious. I guess you could do the same with making an infused olive oil, if you like spicy salad dressings. Try it and let me know!

  2. My Mom taught me to ALWAYS add it to the potato salad when mixing up the dressing of mayo, etc. it is TRUE, everyone always aske how I make it. Know what else? One egg per potato is the ratio I use.

  3. Anyone have any great canning tips for this spicey goodness? My friend has a huge batch growing and she hates to see it go to waste every year!

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