Russian Salad Dressing
Make in any amount
Russian dressing is actually an American creation. I read that it probably got its name from the fact that early versions included caviar. Since it is a mayonnaise-based dressing, it is best used on hearty-textured greens, such as iceberg or romaine. This recipe, which is very quick and easy, came from my mother. Start with the amount of mayonnaise you want, then add the other ingredients to taste.
- Mayonnaise (can use reduced fat or canola)
- Chili sauce
- Finely chopped onions
- Finely chopped green peppers
- Finely chopped pimentos or red bell peppers
- Finely chopped celery
- Fresh lemon juice
- Salt to taste
Thoroughly mix together all ingredients. Taste for seasoning. Use immediately or refrigerate for up to 3 days.
Notes: Taste before adding salt, as the mayonnaise and chili sauce have plenty. If desired, substitute sour cream, regular or reduced fat, for some of the mayonnaise to mellow out the flavor and lighten the texture.