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Homemade Russian Dressing

Russian Dressing

Russian Dressing is my spicier and sassier relative to Thousand Island Dressing. It is my go-to for my Reuben Sandwich recipe, and I love the kick that it brings to the more mild Thousand Island.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword Reuben Sandwich, Russian Dressing
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 200 kcal
Author Amanda Rettke-iambaker.com


  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1 cup (232g) mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup (60g) ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Mash the onion to get an onion paste. We used a mortar and pestle.
  2. In a small bowl combine onion, mayonnaise, ketchup, lemon juice, horseradish, relish, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, paprika, and salt.
  3. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.