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Russian Dressing

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + chilling


1-1/2 cups

Updated: Apr. 24, 2022
Russian dressing and Thousand Island are similar in that they are both creamy and salmon in color. However, Russian salad dressing is spicier with the addition of ingredients like horseradish and pepper sauce, while pickle relish gives Thousand Island a sweeter flavor. —Francine Lizotte, Surrey, British Columbia
Russian Dressing Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  1. In a small bowl, whisk all ingredients until blended. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

Russian Dressing Tips

How do you make Russian dressing from scratch?

To make Russian dressing from scratch, all you need to do is whisk the ingredients together in a bowl and chill for 2 hours. It really is that simple! If you like this dressing, you're bound to love these other homemade salad dressings, too.

What can be substituted for Russian dressing?

Thousand Island dressing is the perfect substitute for Russian dressing, as they are very similar. Store-bought or homemade Thousand Island will work just fine.

How can I use Russian dressing?

There are plenty of ways to use up your homemade Russian dressing! Try spreading it on a Reuben or use it as a marinade for this No-Fuss Chicken recipe. Or go the classic route and drizzle it over one of your favorite salad recipes.

Research contributed by Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 127 calories, 13g fat (2g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 210mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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