New York City Russian Dressing

European immigrants relocating to New York City brought with them as many recipes from the old country as they could. This pink salad dressing from Eastern Europe was one of recipes that reminded them of the old country, Russia.

New York City Russian Dressing

New York City Russian Dressing

Russian dressing and thousand island dressing are very similar ketchup and mayonnaise-based cold sauces with slightly different additions. Russian dressing is meant to be combined with corned beef to create the Reuben sandwich for a traditional and delicious eating experience. The dressing was also used to dress cold fish and seafood as well as salads. It takes minutes to make and keeps well in the refrigerator.
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Course: Condiment, Dip, Salad, Sauce
Cuisine: American, American Mid-Atlantic, New York, North American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
Author: My Hungry Traveler


  • Medium bowl


  • ½ cup Mayonnaise
  • cup Sour cream
  • 6 tbsp Tomato Ketchup
  • 3 tbsp Dill pickle relish
  • 4 tbsp Fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp Jarred grated horseradish
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste


  • In a medium bowl, stir together mayonnaise, sour cream, ketchup, relish, lemon juice, and horseradish. Season with salt and pepper. Place in a sealed container and refrigerate until ready to use.


Calories: 1058kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 99g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 51g | Monounsaturated Fat: 22g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 2043mg | Potassium: 468mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 1091IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 1mg

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