Russian Salad Dressing Recipe
I love creating my own homemade salad dressings. There is such satisfaction in creating a vibrant, flavorful dressing using fresh ingredients. Creating homemade dressings is surprisingly easy! Most of the time, I already have the ingredients in my pantry to whip up a fresh batch in just a few minutes. There are so many different ways to adapt recipes and even invent your own dressings!
When I was visiting with Merissa the other day, she mentioned she picked up a cookbook recently that was published in the 1930s. I love old cookbooks, because they have simple, yet traditional recipes using wholesome ingredients. Merissa found a recipe in her cookbook for Russian dressing, so I asked her to share it with me so I could try it out!
This recipe has a bright citrusy base of lemon, sugar and water, boiled into a flavorful thick syrup, then it’s blended with a good olive oil, bold grated onions and then ketchup to make it creamy. It has so much going on. You get to experience a different layer of taste with every bite. It was definitely a hit in my house, and I think you guys will love it as well!
Homemade Russian Dressing
What You Need:
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- juice from 1/2 a lemon
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup ketchup (make your own homemade ketchup)
- 2 tsp Worcestershire (make your own Worcestershire sauce recipe)
- 1 tbsp grated onion
- 1 tsp celery salt
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- salt to taste
In a small saucepan, combine sugar, water and lemon and bring to a boil. Stir frequently, cooking until starting to thicken. Remove from heat and transfer to a bowl. Use a fork, whisk, or electric beater to beat sugar water until it’s a syrup consistency. Add in remaining ingredients, and whisk until well combined.
This recipe makes a little over a cup of dressing. The actual recipe says it should stay good in the refrigerator indefinitely, but I would recommend trying to use it up within 2 weeks of making it. You shouldn’t have any trouble with that, because it’s so good.
Do you like Russian dressing? Have you ever made your own homemade salad dressings?