This vegan Russian Dressing can be made in just 5 minutes for a delicious classic salad dressing filled with sweet and spicy flavors.
With summer salad season fast approaching, let's get you hooked up with some more vegan salad dressings.
If you've been following along, you might remember that we have covered Vegan Ranch and Caesar Salad Dressing recently. Look a little further back, and you'll find a basic vinaigrette. But, what this blog has been missing for far too long is one of my all-time favorites - Vegan Russian Dressing.
Until today. I decided it was time to fix that situation ASAP.
What is Vegan Russian Dressing
If you are like I was a few years ago, you might be a little confused about the difference between 1000 Island and Russian Dressing. For most of my life, I figured they were interchangeable. But, thanks to Google and my insatiable curiosity, I finally got the lowdown on these two different salad dressings.
While they are pretty similar at their foundation - mayonnaise and ketchup -1000 Island is a sweet creamy dressing, sweetened with pickle relish and onions and lightened with lemon juice. Russian dressing is a spicy creamy dressing, often made with horseradish and chili sauce for a velvety texture with a bit of a bite.
And the only dressing acceptable for certain grilled sandwiches.
Recommended Ingredients & Equipment
This Vegan Russian Dressing is an absolute breeze to throw together. Like, literally, a bowl, some condiments, and a few whisks later and you've got yourself a velvety, creamy, tangy and spicy salad dressing that is just like you remember a classic Russian dressing to taste.
Here is everything you need.
Ingredients & Substitutions
- Vegan Mayonnaise - My favorite brand is Just Mayo. It is shelf-stable and has a similar price point to non-vegan mayonnaise. However, any vegan mayo will do.
- White Onion
- Prepared Horseradish
- Hot Sauce - I recommend Sriracha sauce.
- Vegan Worcestershire Sauce - Not all Worcestershire sauce is vegan. Most varieties use anchovies. Make sure to find one that is specifically marked vegan.
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Salt and Pepper
As you can imagine, you don’t need much for this recipe. A small bowl and a whisk are all you need. (<<affiliate links)
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How to Make Vegan Russian Dressing
You don't need any special equipment for this dressing. Simply a bowl and a whisk. Toss all the ingredients together in a large bowl and whisk it until it is smooth, rich, and creamy.
That’s it. So easy. And the results?
A creamy, zesty, vegan Vegan Russian Dressing packed with fresh flavor for a vegan sauce that you are going to want to put on everything.
Serving and Storing
Serve this Vegan Russian Dressing immediately on your favorite sandwiches, salads, or buddha bowls.
Store leftover dressing in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
Recipes for Vegan Russian Dressing
Vegan Russian Dressing
- 1 cup vegan mayonnaise
- ¼ cup ketchup
- 3 tablespoons white onion, minced
- 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
- 2 teaspoons Sriracha sauce
- 1 teaspoon vegan Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- salt and pepper, to taste
- In a small bowl, whisk all the ingredients together until well combined.
- Use immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Tamara Dachinger says
Best Russian Dressing I've ever had.
Kathy Traxler says
This Russian dressing was so delicious and easy to make! We had it on our vegan Reuben sandwiches tonight and there were raves all around! I upped the onion to 4 T. and the horseradish to 1 T. plus 1 t. because we are big on both ingredients. I am looking forward to exploring more of your recipes!
Loved this recipe! Thank you so much.
I didn't have the horsey but this is an amazing dressing!!
So during quarantine I don't want to go to the store and trying to make due with what I have. This may be a silly question but instead of horseradish could I use wasabi or mustard? Or better to leave out?
Sarah McMinn says
I would just leave it out although wasabi would also be a good option.
Tried it and loved it!
This is a fabulous dressing! Perfect on your tempeh Rubin. Thank you!
Victoria Hargrove says
I couldn't find prepared horseradish that didn't have egg! Could I use fresh horseradish?
That's too bad! I'm sure you could but I'm not sure the amount.
I find the Prepared Horseradish in either the dairy or deli coolers. It's not a sauce. It's just horseradish, vinegar, water and salt. Maybe, try those places in your store. It's worth it to find it because this dressing is DELICIOUS!!
My husband kept sticking his finger in the dressing before dinner because he liked it so much. I didn't mind because he just this week decided to try to join me in being vegan, so I am happy to find food he will enjoy.
Thank you, Sarah!
I'd never heard of Russian dressing before. But OH MY GOD that sandwich picture!!!! Drool.
Thanks so much Caitlin! I'll be sharing the recipe on Friday.
Looks delicious! I'm guessing we're supposed to use prepared horseradish, right?
Yes, I'll clarify that one the recipe. Thanks!
Thanks. Looking forward to trying this!