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Russian Dressing

Russian Dressing. I’d never heard of it until a few years ago, but it’s a crucial component of a Reuben Sandwich, so this is why I decided to make it. But whether you’re looking to make this for a Reuben, or just use it on a different type of sandwich, a salad, or something else entirely, it’s a quick, simple and delicious dressing with a lovely kick from the horseradish.

Why is it called Russian Dressing? I’ve no idea as it was invented in Nashua, New Hampshire, by James E. Colburn in the 1910s. If anyone knows why it’s called Russian Dressing then drop me a line!

Russian Dressing

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Serves: 4 - 6 Cooking Time: 5 minutes


  • 5 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp Ketchup
  • 5 tsp Horseradish
  • 1 tsp Hot Sauce
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • ½ tsp Smoked Paprika
  • ¼ of an Onion, Finely Chopped



Very finely chop a quarter of an onion (white or red is fine) and add to a small bowl.


Add in the mayonaisse, ketchup, horseradish, hot sauce, sea salt, Worcestershire sauce, and paprika to the bowl with the onion.


Stir until thoroughly combined.


Serve with your favourite sandwich or salad!

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