I never needed a Russian dressing recipe until I started making my own Reuben
sandwiches. Now I cannot live without a jar of this creamy salad dressing in my fridge.
I don’t order creamy salad dressing in
restaurants and I only make vinaigrettes or sweet
dressings at home, like my Aunt Dee’s dressing.
But now that I have this recipe I have changed my
ways and I love this dressing on salads and
These two creamy dressings are so similar
that all I do is add some sweet pickle relish to this
recipe to turn Russian dressing into Thousand
¼ cup sugar
3 tablespoons water
1 cup mayonnaise (not a low fat version)
½ cup ketchup
juice of 1 lemon, 2 to 3 tablespoons
1 tablespoon vinegar (rice vinegar if you have it)
½ teaspoon salt
1½ teaspoon celery seed
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
¼ cup of grated onion
Add 2 tablespoons of sweet pickle relish for a thousand island dressing
1 tablespoon capers
2 hard boiled eggs, chopped
Just combine all these ingredients together well. No need to beat them, just stir them
This is one of my very few recipes that really does improve itself by sitting in the
refrigerator for a couple of hours. The flavors will develop and not be overpowered by the
Worcestershire. The color will change a little too, and become a little pinker. So don’t tinker
and add more ketchup until you chill this dressing for a couple of hours.
Then just add it to your favorite salad or spread it on a sandwich and enjoy!
Thousand Island Dressing & Russian Dressing Recipe