Horseradish Substitutes

Horseradish Substitutes

This article provides an overview of horseradish, what it tastes like, its availability, alternative names, and of course what other ingredients make horseradish substitutes.

What does Horseradish taste like?

Horseradish has a rather strong, spicy, and peppery flavor, the heat can stay in the sinuses for a while and even bring tears to your eyes. However, it is often mixed with vinegar, to counteract this hotness.

Is Horseradish readily available in Supermarkets?

Horseradish is often available in supermarkets, either sold in its original root form in the fruit and veg section or in a pre-mixed jar, found in the condiments and spices section.

What are some alternative names for Horseradish?

Throughout Eurasia, horseradish may be referred to as red Cole, however, this name is definitely not as well known.

What is a good substitute for Horseradish in recipes?

Luckily, there are a number of great substitutes for horseradish. These include:

  • Wasabi is the best substitute for horseradish (often sushi restaurants will add green coloring to horseradish to mimic the more expensive wasabiā€¦ and nobody is any wiser!)
  • Hot English Mustard
  • Ginger has a similar ‘kick’ however isn’t as intense
  • Horseradish Sauce will also work however will be quite diluted