Dressing Essentials: Rumbustious Russian Dressing

Andy Anderson !


This is my recipe for Russian Dressing. It has many of the usual suspects, when it comes to ingredients, and one or two others that give it its distinct flavor.

A few years ago, I added some freshly chopped tarragon, and never looked back. But, tarragon is a distinctive spice, and some people do not like the taste of it, so I made it an optional ingredient.

I will just say this... If you like Russian dressing, you will LOVE this version.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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10 Min
No-Cook or Other



  • 1 Tbsp
    dehydrated onions, crushed to a powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    yellow onions, grated, and minced
  • 1 c
    mayonnaise, plain variety, and homemade, if possible
  • 2 Tbsp
    chili sauce, homemade, if possible
  • 2 Tbsp
    ketchup, homemade, if possible
  • 1 Tbsp
    rice wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp
    freshly chopped parsley
  • 2 - 3 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    hot sauce, i use frank’s
  • 1 tsp
    worcestershire sauce, homemade, if possible
  • ·
    salt, kosher variety, to taste

  • 1 Tbsp
    freshly chopped tarragon

How to Make Dressing Essentials: Rumbustious Russian Dressing


  2. I am always attempting to make things homemade, and for this recipe, I am using several homemade items. If you are crazy, like me, you might want to check them out:
    Homemade Chili Sauce#page1:comment2376499
    Versatile Homemade Ketchup
    DIY Essentials: Homemade Worcestershire Sauce
    In addition, I make my own mayo, but I do not think that I have posted it, yet.
  3. This recipe should last for 2 – 3 weeks in fridge. Just make sure it is in a tightly-sealed, non-reactive jar. So, make just enough to last for 2 or so weeks.
  4. I love the addition of the chopped tarragon; however, not everyone is a fan of that flavor, so I made it an optional item.
  5. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  6. Grind the dehydrated onions into a powder.
  7. Grate and mince the onion.
  8. Add all the ingredients together (except the salt), to a bowl, and whisk to combine.
  9. Add a bit of salt at a time, and then whisk and sample, until you achieve the desired taste.
  11. Seal tightly in a non-reactive jar, and keep in the fridge until ready for use. Enjoy
  12. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Dressing Essentials: Rumbustious Russian Dressing

Course/Dish: Dressings
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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