Homemade Russian Salad Dressing

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

Sometimes you need some Russian dressing as an accompaniment to a dish you are making (such as a nice Reuben sandwich), but it doesn't make sense to buy a whole bottle that will just go unused. This will help you out in those times.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whisk together all ingredient in a small bowl.
Most Helpful

Ok I did the math calculations on the calories for this recipe and it is absolutely WRONG...

1/3 C ketchup is 107 Calories
2 Tablespoons of sugar is 90 Calories
2 Tablespoons of red wine vinegar or sherry wine vinegar is 0 Calories
1/2 Teaspoon of salt is 0 Calories
3 Tablespoons of fresh grated onions is 12 Calories
1 Teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce is 5 Calories
3 Tablespoons of Olive Oil (Extra Virgin) is 360 Calories

for a grand total of 574 Calories for this recipe.... so I did NOT do the math on the fat but I can if anyone wants that as well... basically the fat calories come from the olive oil but that is generally known as a good fat... If anything, I would maybe use 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil instead of 3 Tablespoons...Which would cut this recipe down 120 calories per recipe as suggested by another blogger here...

Great recipe by the way... super easy and yummy.. but NOT 1098.9 Calories per serving.. hello!! I was like No way that can be right...

sherriinventura@yahoo.com July 26, 2011

Yum! Very tasty and a wonderful taste on crisp garden lettuces. I made sure the lettuces were ice cold, and the dressing too, and it was heaven on the plate. I halved the recipe and it worked out beautifully!I followed the suggestion of a previous reviewer and used honey instead of sugar, (to me, it makes a smoother consistency) but all the rest stayed the same. Very yummy and you won't be buying it from the store, every again. Made for *I Recommend* July 2009

Andi of Longmeadow Farm July 17, 2009

Made for I Recommend Tag. Since discovering some additional food allergies, I've been on a quest to find good salad dressings and this one is great. Love the sweet and tangy flavor. I only used two tablespoons of oil instead of three and it still tasted great. The only thing that I might do different next time is to use honey instead of sugar. Thanks for posting this Jackie!

LARavenscroft June 27, 2009