Friday, December 21, 2012

Zesty Lower-Fat Horseradish Sauce

Spoonful of Horseradish
Grated horseradish, Flickr photo by TheDeliciousLife
Many creamy, prepared horseradish sauces are very high in fat because they use sour cream and/or mayonnaise. If you love the spicy zing of a good horseradish sauce but are watching your fat intake, or simply prefer to eat healthier, this recipe delivers the zesty flavor and creaminess you crave with much less fat--and it does so naturally, without using "fake" or highly processed ingredients.

Enjoy this horseradish sauce with crab cakes, fried fish or shrimp, and of course it's a natural with rare roast beef, London broil, brisket, steak and other red meats. It's also excellent in sandwiches.

1/3 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
2 Tbs natural light mayonnaise (I get at Whole Foods)
1 Tbs cider vinegar
1 to 2 Tbs (to taste) grated horseradish
1 Tbs fresh (or 1 tsp dried) chopped chives OR dillweed
Salt & Pepper to taste
Optional: pinch of sugar

Whisk together all ingredients in a bowl - begin with 1 tablespoon of grated horseradish and taste before adding more as desired. Some people like to add a pinch of sugar to cut the "tang," while others use red pepper instead of black pepper for added spiciness.  Store in a tightly lidded glass jar, or in a covered non-metal bowl (preferably glass or ceramic) in refrigerator and stir before using.  Will keep up to a week.

Zestfully yours,

PS:  If you enjoy the sinus-clearing zip of horseradish or wasabi, check out our wasabi sauces and products and our horseradish sauces including Wasabi Bombs (wasabi-coated peanuts), Ass Kickin' Wasabi Horseradish Hot Sauce, and Defcon Habanero Horseradish Sauces, all on sale at the Carolina Sauces online store.

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