You have GOT to try this amazing homemade Russian dressing! It is the best I have ever had—creamy, tangy, and way better than anything you can find in a store!
Homemade Russian Dressing
This homemade Russian dressing is the best I have ever had. It is so much better making this dressing from scratch. Bottled dressing from the grocery store just can’t compete. If you haven’t tried a homemade Russian dressing before, you must!
What is Russian Dressing?
You’ll love this creamy, savory, mayonnaise-based sauce with a spicy kick. It is most well-known as a dressing on a Reuben or Corned Beef Sandwich.
Ironically, according to several sources, including CNN, Russian Dressing originated in New Hampshire, not Russia. The dressing was invented by a grocer by the name of James E. Colburn. He created it as a spread and sold it to retailers and hotels throughout the United States. He was not Russian, but it is said he liked to use the dressing on a Russian salad, giving it the name “Russian” dressing.
How to Use this Dressing
There are so many ways to use this incredible homemade salad dressing! Here are just a few of my favorite ideas.
- Use it as a sandwich spread. It’s delicious on salads and sandwiches, especially our Corned Beef Sandwich.
- Dip potato chips into it. Or pretzels, or tortilla chips, or fries…it all works!
- Use it on a veggie tray. Rather than reach for ranch dressing, use this homemade Russian dressing instead. Or, even better, make both!
- Spread it on your burgers. This sauce gives so much added flavor to hamburgers.
- Use it on a salad. Of course, this dressing will make your salads taste amazing!
Tips for Making Dressing
- When looking for chili sauce, get the thicker sauce. It should be thick, like ketchup. I used the Heinz brand of chili sauce and it was perfect for this recipe.
- Make sure to give this recipe time to chill before serving. Three hours is the minimum – more is even better!
- I made this entire recipe in my blender and it worked perfectly, except for the pickles. I still like to chop those by hand and stir them into the dressing. You don’t want the pickles blended in, just nice little pieces.
- If you manage to have any leftovers, store in an airtight container in the fridge for a week or less.
More Dips and Dressings to Try
- Cilantro Lime Dressing
- Creamy Thai Peanut Dressing
- Spinach Artichoke Dip
- Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
- 5-Minute Dill Pickle Dip
How to Make Russian Dressing
- Place all ingredients, except chopped pickles, in a blender. Blend until smooth.
- Pour into a medium sized bowl and stir in the chopped pickles.
- Refrigerate for at least 3 hours to set up.