A simple recipe for vegan Russian dressing, the dressing traditionally used in a classic Reuben sandwich, which is great on salads too.
I've been playing about with this vegan Russian salad dressing to serve in a vegan Reuben sandwich.
It might surprise you, but the dressing is not Russian at all.
It was created in America and called Russian dressing because the original dressing from the early 1900s contained caviar, which was popular in Russian cuisine.
It's similar to a rose marie or thousand island dressing but is more piquant.
This stuff is seriously addictive.
You'll be drizzling it over everything.
This recipe uses a few easy ingredients, you will probably have in your fridge and store cupboard already.
- Vegan mayo
- American yellow mustard
- Vegan Worcestershire sauce
- Salt and pepper
See recipe card below for quantities.
🥄 How to Make Russian Dressing
Russian dress is super simple to make. Just takes a couple of minutes, but tastes so good,
Measure the mayo, mustard and ketchup into a bowl.
Add Worcestershire sauce and season with salt and pepper.
Hint: Check out the Free-From and Gluten-Free sections of your supermarket for vegan Worcestershire sauce. It's also available online.
There are a few tweaks you can make to this recipe, although I would recommend trying the recipe as I have shared it.
- Vegan mayo- instead of vegan mayo, you can use vegan salad cream for a more tangy dressing.
- American yellow mustard - you could use djon mustard instead, but do make sure it is suitable for vegans.
- Worcestershire sauce - if you can't find any, you can mix some soy sauce with apple juice and use this as a substitute.
🥗 How to use Russian Dressing
Russian dressing is traditionally used in a classic Reuben sandwich, but it's so delicious and would be great in lots of dishes.
Here are a few ideas for serving vegan Russian dressing:
- Burgers - add as a dressing for your favourite bean burger
- Salad - use as a salad dressing to perk up your salads
- Potato Salad - use instead of mayo in potato salad
- Coleslaw - use instead of mayo in coleslaw
- Dip - use as a dip for crunchy veg
- Chip Dip - use as a dip for crisps (chips) or fries
🍲 Storing Salad Dressing
Store the dressing in an airtight container in the fridge. It will keep for a week.
Salad dressing doesn't freeze well. It tends to separate, so if you don't need much you are better making a smaller portion.
💭 Top tips
This is a small batch dressing, but it's easy to scale up if you need a bigger batch.
Spice it up by adding some sriracha sauce.
🧾 More Vegan Salad Dressing Recipes to Try
Here are a few more vegan salad dressing recipes for you to try:
- Avocado Dressing from Virtual Vegan
- Creamy Vegan Sriracha Dip (also good as a dressing) from The Vegam Lunchbox
- Easy Greek Salad Dressing (small batch) from The Vegan Lunchbox
- Homemade Lemon Vinaigrette from Veggie Inspired
Also look at 20 Vegan Jam Jar Salad Dressings.
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📋 RECIPE - Vegan Russian Dressing
- 3 tbsp vegan mayo
- 3 tsp ketchup
- 2 tsp American yellow mustard
- ½ tsp vegan Worcestershire Sauce see notes if you can't find any
- salt and pepper
- Measure the mayo, ketchup and mustard to a small bowl.
- Add the Worcestershire sauce and season with salt and pepper.
- Mix with a spoon, then taste for seasoning.
- Keep in the fridge until you need it.
- If you can't find vegan mayo, you could use a mixture of soy sauce and apple juice (more juice than sauce).
- You can make a bigger batch easily if you need more.
- Keep in a jar or airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
- Salad dressing doesn't freeze well and tends to separate, so it's better to make a small batch fresh.