White Horseradish Sauce

The Backstory: What a funny name for a sauce.  Nowhere does a horse have anything to do with this sauce. Radish does not need any explanation.  The only logic that I can think of is when the radishes were harvested some farmer probably said, “Look at the size of the radishes! They are as big as a horse!” Okay, that is all I could come up with, but imagine if it was compared to a house or a barn…you get the picture.   More of the Backstory after the recipe

White Horseradish Sauce

Don't let the pale color of this savory sauce fool you--it packs quite the savory punch! This sauce is delicious with veggies and salad greens and is a must for Gefilte Fish.
Course Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine Jewish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 tbsp. white horseradish (from a jar) Golds Kosher brand horseradish can be substitued
  • 2 cups plain yogurt fat free can be substituted
  • 1/2 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper, divided
  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg optional


  1. In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients. Mix well. Check seasonings for taste. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.

…The Backstory continues: But truth be told, as a small child, I would not taste horseradish because I thought that a horse actually had something to do with it.

This sauce is delicious with vegetables, salads, and of course, would be a wonderful accompaniment to gefilte fish.

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Jodi Luber

Jodi Luber

Here goes: Born in Brooklyn. Daughter of a bagel baker with a Henny Youngman soul and a mom who makes Joan Rivers seem tame. Late bloomer. Married the love of my life at 45 and love being a mom to our three kids. I'm a professor at Boston U. Happiest in the kitchen baking and remembering how my dad would melt from a single bite of my cheesecake.
Jodi Luber
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