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Russian Dressing Recipe

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Russian Dressing Recipe

If there's a sandwich more delicious than corned beef and cole slaw on rye bread with Russian dressing, I've certainly never tasted it. And while the genius of putting cole slaw on the sandwich can't be overstated, it's the Russian dressing that makes it all work.

You could definitely make this Russian dressing with store-bought mayonnaise. It's quicker, and because store-bought mayo is pasteurized, your Russian dressing will keep longer in the fridge. But if you really want to taste something special, try making it with homemade mayonnaise.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup (4 Tbsp) chili sauce, cocktail sauce or ketchup (see note below)
  • 1 Tbsp drained horseradish
  • 1 tsp minced onion


  1. In a glass bowl, combine the mayonnaise and other ingredients. Chill.

  2. Store unused portion in the refrigerator, where it should keep for a day or two — or longer if you used store-bought mayonnaise.
Makes about 1 cup of Russian dressing.

Note: The ingredients listed above call for ¼ cup of either chili sauce, cocktail sauce or ketchup. Chili sauce and cocktail sauce are just variations on ketchup, and Heinz makes the definitive versions of each one. I prefer to use chili sauce for my Russian dressing, because I like it to have a little kick.
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 5 out of 5
Quick... and with a rest, VERY tasty!, Member cathyem50

I love this recipe! So easy and quick, yet, if you give it time to rest on the counter or in the fridge, builds flavor from the simple ingredients. I like to use spicy cocktail sauce or chili sauce and freshly ground horseradish root for that extra kick. This is wonderful on reubens and rachels! Makes an excellent sandwich even better!

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