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Russian Dressing

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Russian Dressing
Russian Dressing Recipe is made with ketchup, lemon juice, vinegar, oil, celery seed, Worcester sauce, and grated onion.


  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • juice of 1 lemon, 2 to 3 tablespoons
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons celery seed
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup grated onion


In a saucepan, cook sugar and water until it spins a thread, about 230°. Cool syrup. Combine remaining ingredients; add syrup and whisk to blend well. Chill thoroughly.
Makes about 2 cups of Russian dressing for salad.

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 3 out of 5
Many versions of this dressing, Member lesleyprince

I've researched Russian dressing and claims are made that it was originally a vinaigrette-based dressing and that today's Russian dressing is an offshoot of Thousand Islands dressing. Russian dressing was made popular by the Russian Tea Room in NYC in the '60's - interesting culinary history. Kraft made a version once and it seems this recipe is based on the flavours of that commercial product. Since ketchup is overloaded with sugar, I found no additional sugar necessary. My version had gherkin pickle juice and white wine vinegar for acidity. I confess I used the recipe as an inspiration rather than a prescription. Thank your inspiring version of the dressing!

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