This easy keto Russian dressing is super creamy, but with a little kick from the horseradish and paprika. It’s a flavorful sauce you’ll want to put on everything!
Simple garden salads with or without meat have been staples for me. But sometimes I like to top them with a creamy dressing.
This keto Russian salad dressing recipe is so simple to make and brings amazing flavor to any dish! The signature pale color comes from mixing mayonnaise and ketchup, but you also get a bit of spice from the horseradish and paprika.
Whether you’re making corned beef or just want a tasty salad, definitely give this recipe a try.
This dressing packs in a ton of flavor, but it’s surprisingly easy to make. All you need are a few ingredients and a bowl!
- Ingredient preparation. Finely dice a small shallot then add to a small mixing bowl.
- Combine all ingredients. Add mayonnaise, sugar-free ketchup, horseradish sauce, Worcestershire sauce, dill pickle relish, paprika, salt, and pepper to the chopped shallot. Stir until well-combined.
Any extra can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
What is Russian Dressing?
Despite the name, it's is an American condiment. The two main ingredients, ketchup and mayonnaise, are not common in Russian cuisine.
Horseradish and paprika are very important to the flavor. These spicy ingredients are what makes the dressing different from similar sauces.
You'll often see the dressing used on a Reuben sandwich. But it's great with my corned beef and cabbage casserole recipe too!
Comparison to Thousand Island
Russian vs. thousand island dressing. Is there actually a difference?
Both are made with a base of mayonnaise and ketchup. However, Russian has a bit of spice to it while thousand island is usually on the sweeter side.
Thousand island doesn’t include spicy ingredients like horseradish or paprika. Traditionally, it also includes chopped up hard-boiled egg as a thickener.
These days, some brands and restaurants refer to both dressings as thousand island because it’s more popular. But if it has some spice to it, it’s actually Russian dressing.
Many store bought sauces contain hidden sugars and fillers that aren’t great for keto. Thankfully, it’s so easy to make your own at home! Check out a few of these favorites:
- Keto Ranch Dip is great for salads, dipping hot wings, or even slathered on a burger!
- Low-Carb Pizza Sauce is so easy to make from scratch and perfect on all your favorite comfort foods.
- Keto Barbecue Sauce is a great summer staple to bring smoky flavor to your dishes without added sugar!
- Low-Carb Alfredo Sauce cooks in one pan and is amazing over zoodles or low carb pasta.
- Keto Hollandaise Sauce is so easy to make and only requires 3 ingredients!
Russian Salad Dressing Recipe
This creamy condiment is one of the easiest ways to liven up any dish. I absolutely love it over salads!
And I will definitely be making this Russian salad dressing recipe for a reuben around St. Patrick’s Day. Just toast up some low-carb bread, spread on the sauce, then layer it with corned beef, Swiss cheese, and sauerkraut!
There are endless ways to enjoy this creamy dressing. What would you serve it with?
Keto Russian Dressing
- Combine all of the ingredients together in a bowl, and stir to combine completely.
- Store unused dressing in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
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