Cocktail Sauce Without Horseradish

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr

I started making this years ago because I don't like horseradish. It dawned on me today that I had never posted this simple recipe. The chilling time is optional. I have used it many times immediately after mixing. Chilling just blends the flavors a little more. Cooking time is chilling time.


  1. Mix everything together and chill for at least one hour before serving if desired.
  2. If you like lots of lemon juice you can add another teaspoon for more zip.
Most Helpful

Was good, chili powder was over powering the rest, i think 1 1/2 teaspoons of chili powder might due then add more to taste. I added chow chow relish to mine and im sure regular relish would be nice in it also.

darkwars November 23, 2010

I decided to make some boiled shrimp to snack on. Of course I didn't have any cocktail sauce so finding this easy recipe was great! I love that it doesn't have horseradish since I NEVER have that stuff in my pantry. Anyway, I made it and I'm eating it right now. It obviously isn't traditional and so it doesn't takes exactly as normal cocktail sauce would but, it isn't bad either. This is a great simple sauce to make when you really need cocktail sauce in a pinch. I'm grateful you shared this recipe! Thanks! Oh, and it's super tasty :D

MelGabel June 27, 2010

I was looking for a cocktail sauce that did not call for horseradish and came across this recipe. I made 1/2 the recipe because there is only DH and myself. This was okay, but just did not hit on the flavor I was after. It probably could be tweeked to more suit my taste. The chili powder flavor seemed to overpower the sauce. I still would encourage anyone to try this recipe. Thanks CarrolJ, I look forward to trying more of your recipes!

Bobtail May 24, 2006