Ditch the bottled dressing and make your own homemade salad dressing instead. This Russian salad dressing recipe is great for salads, burgers, sandwiches and more. All you need is 4 ingredients and 5 minutes for this Easy Homemade Russian Dressing.
If you’ve been poking around this site for any amount of time, you know that I’m a big proponent of homemade salad dressings. Everything from quick and easy vinaigrettes to buttermilk herb and blended caesar dressings. Let’s add one more to the repertoire. Easy Homemade Russian Dressing.
The ingredients in this dressing are things that you’ve probably already got in your fridge and pantry, making this a real no-brainer. Making Russian dressing from scratch takes all of 5 minutes (if you’re a slow chopper) and only requires 4 ingredients (if you don’t count the salt and pepper).
How To Make Russian Dressing From Scratch:
This recipe makes a scant cup of dressing, that’s thick and creamy, slightly sweet with a tangy finish from the white wine vinegar… and don’t you love that salmon-pink color?
If you like a little heat, try adding some horseradish to pump up the spice. If you prefer sweeter flavors, a little pickle relish will do the trick.
Don’t be pigeonholed by the word “dressing” either. Yes, this is a great topping for a salad, but spooned onto a burger (a la the Big Mac’s special sauce) or a classic Reuben and it ties all the flavors together. It’s great spooned over grilled chicken or fish too — and we already know this easy homemade Russian dressing plays nice with vegetables.
Russian Salad Dressing
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/3 cup ketchup
- 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon onion finely minced
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Serve immediately, or keep refrigerated in an airtight container for up to one week.
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