Wild, Homemade “Horseradish” from Cutleaf Toothwort Tubers 1

After finding out how similar both the smell and taste of toothwort is compared to our common everyday horseradish, we decided to whip up our own prepared horseradish recipe substituting the toothwort tubers for the horseradish root.  Other than our blender and food processor not cooperating worth a hoot, we were pleased with the end result.  Both the flavor and smell were very similar to horseradish; even the spiciness (it was a bit weaker than horseradish, but a good alternative)!

The recipe can be found at the end of the post!

Cut-Leaved Toothwort (Cardamine concatenata)

Cut-Leaf Toothwort (Cardamine concatenata)

Toothwort Tubers

Toothwort Tubers


Blending Time!

Blend tubers with 2 Tbsp of water in a food processor, add vinegar and a pinch of salt

The Final Product!

The Final Product!



  • 1 Cup Toothwort tubers
  • 2 Tbsp. Water
  • 1 Tbsp. White vinegar
  • Salt to taste
  1. Process tubers and 2 tbsp water in a food processor until well ground.
  2. Add a tablespoon of white vinegar and a pinch of salt to the mixture. Pulse to combine.
  3. Using a rubber spatula, carefully transfer the grated horseradish to a jar. It will keep for 3 to 4 weeks in the refrigerator.


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