How to prepare Russian salad dressing: Here’s the Russian salad dressing recipe and its ingredients.
1 medium-sized pickled beetroot
1 tbs baby pickled onions
200 ml (7Fl oz) sour cream
1 tbs capers
Put the beetroot and the pickled onion into the food processor
Add the sour cream.
Add the cappers. Run the machine for just a few seconds so that the sauce remains slightly lumpy. Particularly good with green salads and crudites.
Russian dressing is made with a mayonnaise ketchup base, often livened up with pickle relish, Worcestershire sauce, prepared horseradish, and lemon juice and seasoned with paprika, onion powder, or mustard powder. It’s spicier and less sweet than Thousand Island, with a more complex, nuanced je ne sais quoi.
Typically piquant, it is today characteristically made of a blend of mayonnaise and ketchup complemented with such additional ingredients as horseradish, pimentos, chives, and spices.
According to the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, “some food writers claim that Russian dressing got its name because it once contained caviar, but that is unlikely.” It says the name probably refers to Russians’ love of pickles, as pickles or relish are often added to the dressing.
As a substitute if you can’t find it, use Kraft Catalina Dressing, which comes pretty close. Another recipe for Russian dressing, from Bobbie Gick, Dormont: Combine 1 cup mayonnaise, 1/4 cup chili sauce and 2 teaspoons onion juice or minced onion.