This dip is so delicious, you’ll be tempted to squirrel it away just for yourself. Here’s why: Crème fraîche mellows out the fire of prepared horseradish, so you get a bite without an afterkick. Then, honey rounds the flavors out, making for an all-purpose sauce that’s at home alongside peak-season tomatoes or underneath smoked salmon and a squeeze of lemon. Layer as you please with a seedy, nutty slice, a country-style bread, or the loaf of your choice. Extra credit for finding flowering chives—not only are their lavender-colored tops so pretty, they have a deeper, more herbaceous flavor.

Sarah Copeland


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine herbs, chives, crème fraîche, horseradish, honey, mustard, and pepper in a medium bowl, stirring until smooth. Serve at room temperature. Spread on sandwich bread before stacking with tomatoes and salt.