If you are a big salad fan and looking for a homemade Russian dressing that’s creamy, tangy and sweet, then this dressing is for you. It’s perfect as a sandwich or salad topper.
If you’ve followed our blog for a while, you’d know that there is one thing I especially like to make from scratch, and that’s salad dressings. Most store bought dressings contain subpar ingredients to withstand long shelf lives, such as canola oil, soybean oil, natural flavorings, and tons of salt.
Homemade Russian Dressing
Russian dressing is a creamy salad dressing or dipping sauce typically made of mayonnaise, ketchup, chili sauce, horseradish and that signature flavor of pickles, pickle juice or relish.
It was a standard dressing when I was growing up. I remember it vividly on store shelves as well as a choice at salad bars like Ruby Tuesday’s. You couldn’t make a Reuben sandwich or Rachel sandwich without it! But it compliments any sandwich or burger.
- Chili Sauce
- Sour Cream
- Shallot, minced
- Pickle Relish & Juice
- Lemon Juice
- Worcestershire Sauce
- Salt and pepper to taste
How to Make Russian Dressing
- In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients.
- Whisk until combined.
What I love about Russian dressing the most is the tang. I would recommend you start with ½ a Tablespoon of pickle juice and go from there. It can be a little much if you don’t want to actually taste pickle. I personally love it, so it’s a full tablespoon for me.
Make Ahead and Storage:
- Make Ahead: This dressing can be stored in an air tight container in the fridge for up to a week.
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Easy Homemade Russian Dressing
This dressing is the best on top of salads, to dip French fries in, top off your ham and cheese sandwich – or of course on top of a Reuben!
- ¾ Cup Mayonnaise
- ¼ Cup Chili Sauce
- 2 Tablespoons Organic Sour Cream
- 2 teaspoons Organic Parsley
- 1 Tablespoon Organic Shallot, minced
- 2 Tablespoons Dill Pickle Relish
- 1 Tablespoon Pickle Juice (optional)
- 1 teaspoon Sugar
- ½ teaspoon Organic Lemon Juice, fresh
- ½ teaspoon Horseradish
- ¼ teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
- Salt and pepper to taste (if desired)
- Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk well. Taste for seasoning.
- Chill until ready to serve.
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AMAZING!! I forgot how much I missed Russian dressing. I always buy Thousand Island, but it’s not the same. I bookmarked this recipe. Debi it is so good.
I remember Russian dressing too deb! I’m from the east coast too…maybe it’s just an east coast thing