This healthy horseradish sauce with yogurt and garlic is brilliantly zesty and creamy. It is the perfect condiment for all your roast beef dishes! Made with grated horseradish and a blend of plain Greek yogurt & sour cream, this tasty sauce hits the spot!
A good yogurt horseradish sauce is one of my favorite condiments. When my husband and I go out to a quality steak house, I always search the menu for the food that comes with horseradish. I love its spicy, creamy bite!
Nothing is more disappointing than when they get the horseradish sauce wrong, though, and that certainly happens. It could be too sweet, not spicy enough, or just plain bland.
Not this horseradish yogurt sauce recipe! It has the perfect zesty bite between the grated horseradish and fresh grated garlic. This sauce is fresh tasting from the yogurt and lemon juice. This creamy horseradish sauce with yogurt has a beautiful tartness and tang. It’s delicious and one of the best horseradish sauce recipes I have ever tried.
This horseradish cream sauce makes just over a half cup of sauce, the perfect amount to use for a horseradish dipping sauce for prime rib without too much leftover. However, if you need to feed a crowd, this sauce is easily doubled!
To make this easy horseradish sauce with yogurt, you need the following ingredients:
- Fresh grated horseradish – We use 2 tablespoons of grated horseradish. This is a prepared horseradish in the produce section of most larger grocery stores, but not pickled horseradish root. Look for the containers of grated horseradish, not a prepared sauce. My grocery store sells them in glass jars.
- Plain Greek Yogurt – I use nonfat Greek yogurt for this sauce, but you can use whatever fat percentage you prefer.
- Sour Cream – I like to use lite sour cream to keep the calories on the lower side, but regular sour cream works just as well.
- Fresh Garlic – Grating one fresh garlic clove into the sauce adds the perfect touch.
- Lemon Juice – This brightens up the sauce and adds acidity.
- Salt & Pepper
- Sliced green onion tops for garnish
This horseradish sauce with yogurt and sour cream makes 4-6 servings depending on how much you want to eat, and it comes together with minimal prep time.
Follow the steps below to create your horseradish yogurt sauce:
1. Chop Grated Horseradish
Finely chop the grated horseradish into tinier pieces for the sauce. Add the chopped horseradish to a medium bowl.
2. Add Yogurt, Sour Cream, & Garlic
Add the plain Greek yogurt and sour cream to the bowl of chopped horseradish. Use a grater to grate a large clove of garlic into your sauce. Grating fresh garlic adds a delicious bite over mincing it, but if all you have is a jar of minced garlic, add one teaspoon.
3. Add lemon, Salt, & Pepper
Add two teaspoons of lemon juice, 1/4 tsp sea salt, and 1/8 tsp pepper (more to taste).
4. Whisk Sauce
Whisk the sauce thoroughly. Taste and add more salt and pepper if desired. If you want it very spicy, add another tablespoon of grated horseradish.
Top with sliced green onion tops or chives if desired. That’s it! This healthy horseradish sauce with yogurt is super easy to make.
Tips & Variations
This sauce is easily customizable to your tastes. While I always use nonfat yogurt and light sour cream, full-fat versions work just as well.
We find two tablespoons of chopped horseradish to be the perfect amount, but if you like yours very spicy, you can use three tablespoons. Similarly, if you want yours very mild, you can use only one tablespoon of horseradish to start.
If you want a stronger garlic flavor, grate an additional garlic clove into the sauce.
You could also try adding a pinch of seasoned salt or cayenne for additional spice.
While horseradish sauce is usually served with beef, there’s no reason why you can’t use it to jazz up some chicken, too! You could also prepare this yogurt horseradish sauce for salmon filets.
This recipe makes 4 servings. For each serving, the nutritional information is as follows:
- Calories: 62
- Protein: 6 grams
- Fat: 3 grams
- Carbs: 4 grams
Leftover horseradish sauce with yogurt should be stored in an airtight container for up to one week in the refrigerator.
This is the perfect horseradish yogurt sauce for steaks and roasts. It can also be added to mashed potatoes to make them more zesty or as a unique veggie dip.
Prepared horseradish is the horseradish root already grated and packaged in vinegar and spices. Horseradish sauce is an already prepared condiment (and nowhere near as good as this recipe!) For this recipe, we use fresh-grated horseradish that has been pre-packaged, but not pickled in vinegar.
Yes, you absolutely can! And it’s my favorite way to do it. Greek yogurt will thicken the horseradish sauce and add a delightful tang over something like mayonnaise.
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Healthy Horseradish Sauce with Yogurt
- 2 tbsp grated horseradish *see note
- 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup lite sour cream
- 1 clove garlic
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
- 2 tbsp sliced green onion tops for garnish
- Chop your grated horseradish into tiny pieces. Add to a medium mixing bowl.2 tbsp grated horseradish
- Add the Greek yogurt, sour cream, salt, and pepper to the mixing bowl.1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup lite sour cream, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/8 tsp black pepper
- Grate the garlic clove into the bowl of ingredients. Add the lemon juice.1 clove garlic, 2 tsp lemon juice
- Whisk the whole sauce together well. Taste it and add more horseradish, salt, or pepper to suit your tastes. Top with the sliced green onion tops.2 tbsp sliced green onion tops