Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Russian Salad Dressing


There is a deli near my house that makes all their salad dressings from scratch. They even make their own mayonnaise...which goes into their dressings. They have the most delicious turkey sandwich with Russian dressing. I looked around for a good recipe to make my own & was surprised on how little was out there. This one was exactly what I was looking for. I'm not sure if it's technically a 1000 island dressing, or Russian. It seems the two are often confused. But, regardless, I love it. I made it specifically for making some Reuben sandwiches with leftover corned beef. But, it's also great on a salad, or on any kind of sandwich.

Begin by adding 3/4 cups of mayonnaise & a 1/4 cup of sour cream to a food processor {or blender}. Add in a 1/3 cup of Heinz chili sauce,

a 1/2 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice,

1 tablespoon of minced dill pickle, 1/2 tablespoon of minced red bell pepper,

1 tablespoon of minced scallion,

2 teaspoons coarse grain Dijon mustard, 1/8 teaspoon of Tabasco sauce,

1 teaspoon of sugar,

a 1/4 teaspoon of paprika, a pinch of freshly ground black pepper, and a 1/2 tablespoon of minced fresh parsley.

Blend all the ingredients together. Do not over blend! It's good to have a few chunky bits in there.

Store in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Russian Salad Dressing

Apapted from the Russian Tea Room Cookbook, by Faith Stewart-Gordon
Makes 1 1/2 cups

3/4 cups mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
1/3 cup Heinz chili sauce
1/2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon minced dill pickles
1/2 tablespoon minced red bell pepper
1 tablespoon minced scallion
2 teaspoons coarse grain Dijon mustard
1/8 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
a pinch of freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/2 tablespoon minced fresh parsley

Blend all the ingredients in a food processor fitted with a steel blade, or a blender. Do not over blend! It's good to have a few chunky bits in there. Serve as a salad dressing, sandwich spread, or a great dip for vegetables. Keep in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Click here for the printable recipe.

6 comments:

Sarah said...

I am curious what is the name of the deli? I live in Fairfield county too. The russian dressing looks so good. Thanks.

kate said...

Winfield's Deli in Norwalk. I love that place!!

Sharon said...

Great dressing.. My grandfather loved Russian dressing, and this reminded me of him thanks!! : )

Sarah said...

Thanks! I think I will go try it out this weekend! I really enjoy your blog by the way.

kate said...

Sarah~
Thanks so much!
BTW...Winfield's is a takeout place, just so you know. They have great special sandwiches daily, amazing salad & homemade everything...they are very popular for their soups as well. Hope you enjoy it. Don't see how you won't :)

Carla said...

I can't wait to make this. I love Russian salad dressing.

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