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small bowl filled with an orange-hued sauce and topped with pepper

Lightened Up Homemade Russian Dressing

  • Author: Lauren Grant
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 ¼ cups dressing 1x
  • Category: Sauce/Dip
  • Method: No-cook
  • Cuisine: American


A creamy and savory dressing flavored with shallot, horseradish, and Worcestershire. Classically served on Reubens, it’s also great on burgers, with chicken, potatoes and fries. 


  • ½ cup avocado oil or olive oil mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup whole-milk Greek yogurt 
  • ¼ cup Chili Sauce, ketchup, or unsweetened ketchup*
  • ¼ cup grated shallot (1 small shallot)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • A few dashes Tabasco 
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients until combined; season with salt, pepper and additional hot sauce to taste.

Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before using.

Russian Dressing will last up to 2 weeks stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. 


*Chili sauce is traditional in Russian Dressing. It tastes incredibly similar to regular ketchup and can be used interchangeably. Both do contain corn syrup. For a more natural, lower-sugar option I recommend using unsweetened ketchup. Add a dash of honey if needed.

Low-fat: for a lower-fat option replace a ¼ cup of the mayonnaise with an additional ¼ cup Greek yogurt. The texture and flavor will will be slightly altered. I do not recommend using this lower-fat version for griddled sandwiches as it will release too much liquid. It will work nicely as a dip for crispy chicken, fries and/or potatoes. 


  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 125
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Sodium: 241mg
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 7g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 16mg

Keywords: russian dressing, homemade russian dressing

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