Louie Dressing (For Seafood Salads or Reuben Sandwiches)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

One of my favorite memories of going to a restaurant when I was growing up was getting to order a Shrimp Louie or Crab Louie from someplace like the Reuben E. Lee. It wasn't until later in life that I discovered the joy of a well-crafted Reuben sandwich (no relation to the restaurant mentioned earlier), which later in life became one of our highest-rated sandwiches in our deli. This Louie dressing will make either of these better than simple Thousand Island or Russian.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a non-reactive bowl, mix mayo, red chile sauce, sweet chile sauce, seasoned salt, sugar, onion granules, and half the lemon juice.
  2. Chill and allow to rest for 15 minutes. Taste and adjust with salt, pepper, and remaining lemon juice.


Most Helpful

This dressing is dynamite! My family likes thousand island style dressing, and this is thousand island on steroids. I feel like taking it to the restaurant that makes the best Reuben sandwich and insisting they use it. I have made it twice and stayed true to the recipe, but personally found that the juice of one half lemon was plenty. Also inspired me to use the sweet chili sauce in other sauces.

kathleenthuman February 06, 2016

Whipped this dressing up in short order. Love the combination of the chili sauces in this dish. Can't wait to use it on a Reuben sandwich. Made for Spring PAC, 2014.

DailyInspiration April 30, 2014

Just the right amount of sweet and zing......perfect!

KarlaOregon March 29, 2013

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