Russian Dressing Recipe

Red, spicy and sweet, this is a Russian dressing recipe that is works perfectly with crunchy vegetables! This is a vinaigrette salad dressing that is the American version of the popular “Russian salad dressing”.

Another popular Russian salad dressing uses mayonnaise, but since it is so similar to the famous “Thousand Island dressing recipe” which is great to serve together with burgers, Reuben sandwiches as well as salads, you can go here for that yummy recipe: Thousand Island Dressing.

Now this Russian salad dressing recipe is something quite different! Even though I am not too much in favor for sweet dressings- this one made both me and my husband addicted! So delicious!

The dressing can be stored in the fridge for up to two weeks. Serve with any green salad, or use it as a dip. We simply dip salad leaves and gobble it up… slurp!

The dressing can even be used as a sauce together with a nut roast, served in slices together with some steamed green vegetables. Or use it for glazing a vegetarian meatloaf!

Russian Dressing Recipe

Here's What You Need

Russioan dressing recipe
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 Tbs. water
  • 1 cup vegetable oil- I use olive oil
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbs. vinegar, white or red
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • 2 tsp. grated celery stalk (and juices)
  • 2 Tbs. grated onion (and juices)
  • 1 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce (there are Vegan versions!)

Here’s What You Do

  1. In a small pan, cook water and sugar while stirring.
  2. After a few minutes, lift the spoon up and let it drip syrup into the pan, when the last drop is slow and creates a small thread, or “spins a thread” as it is called, the syrup is ready.
  3. Put aside to cool.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare and mix all the other ingredients.
  5. Finally, add the syrup and mix or blend well. Chill.

The dressing can be stored in the fridge for up to two weeks. Enjoy!

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