Monday, July 11, 2016

Homemade Russian Salad Dressing

This Creamy, Pickley Russian Salad Dressing was a blast from the past for me. My family made it all the time when I was a kid, no recipe, just a plop of mayo, squirt of ketchup and dab of relish:@) But I searched to find a proper recipe so I could share it here. I hear some folks put this on hamburgers or use it as a dipping sauce for french fries. And while I'm not saying this is a diet dressing... I am saying it sure is a great occasional indulgence!
Russian Salad Dressing-adapted from Rachel Ray
2/3 C mayonnaise
1/3 C ketchup
1/4 C dill pickle relish-we would have used sweet relish, but dill is good!
approx 3 Tblsp grated onion and it's juice-I cut this back to 1 Tblsp
S&P to taste-I added a tiny little pinch of salt and lots of freshly ground pepper
~ Mix everything and let sit for about an hour before serving.

Oh this is naughty but nice folks, have a happy day:@)


  1. My mother used to make that and she absolutely loved radishes. Sometimes she added chopped hard cooked egg, too. I forgot all about that. Thanks.

  2. yum, I had totally forgotten about Russian dressing! Love the pickle in it Lynn, a definite keeper!

  3. Hi Lynn,

    I love this! Russian dressing is a lot like Thousand Island dressing, isn't it? My mom used to make homemade Thousand Island dressing when we were growing up, and I loved it! I also have my mom's recipe for a cold pasta salad with tuna and Russian Dressing; it's great in the hot summer months. You can e-mail me Lynn, if you'd like the recipe. I hope you have a wonderful week!


    Denise at Forest Manor

  4. Do not do much cooking anymore, but sure would enjoy a sample.

  5. I'll try this! I've been wanting to mix ketchup in with mayo to see how it would taste. Thanks for the recipe! Hugs, Diane

  6. This sounds like my mom's Thousand Island dressing that she used to make for my Dad, Lynn! We all need a little naughty, but nice, once in awhile!

  7. can't say i've ever tried russian!

  8. I have always had a fondness for Russian dressing! My mom would make a similar recipe---always better than the bottled stuff! I think Bill would enjoy this on a salad, too :)

  9. I love Russian dressing, I have to give this a try.

  10. makes me think of thousand island dressing, which I love. Now I want to make a turkey rueben! lol!
    have a great day

  11. So nice! When I was a little girl our next door neighbor was rather like a grandmother to me and an incredible cook. She taught me to make a dressing just like this. She also helped me win a ribbon in my 4-H cooking club.

  12. I just made an old-fashioned Thousand Island dressing a few weeks ago which is fairly similar, and yes, what a delicious occasional indulgence and blast from the past :)

  13. I haven't had Russian dressing in ages Lynn! It's definitely salad weather here and too hot to cook :)


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