Russian dressing (from Epicurious) Yield: Makes about 1¼ cups


  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup purchased or homemade mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup ketchup-style chili sauce or ketchup
  • 4 teaspoons bottled (regular; not packed in beet juice) horseradish, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce, preferably Frank's Red Hot Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon sweet paprika
  • Fine sea salt


  1. In a mortar and pestle, mash the onion to create a paste, or use a large heavy knife to mince and mash the onion into a paste.
  2. Transfer the onion paste to a small bowl and whisk in the mayonnaise, chili sauce, horseradish, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and sweet paprika.
  3. Season with fine sea salt, if desired. DO AHEAD: The dressing can be prepared ahead and refrigerated, in an airtight container, up to 2 weeks.

Russian dressing and Thousand Island dressing are often confused because both begin with a base of mayonnaise and ketchup or ketchup-style chili sauce, which results in a pink salad dressing. But where Thousand Island is a bit sweet and studded with pickle relish, Russian dressing is on the spicier side, with a hint of heat from horseradish and hot sauce.

recipes/russian_dressing.txt · Last modified: 2022/03/19 16:57 by mcf
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