Russian dressing and Thousand Island dressing are often confused because both begin with a base of mayonnaise and ketchup or ketchup-style chili sauce, which results in a pink salad dressing. But where Thousand Island is a bit sweet and studded with pickle relish, Russian dressing is on the spicier side, with a hint of heat from horseradish and hot sauce. For more information about salad dressings and tips on making them from scratch, see our Homemade Salad Dressing Primer.
Russian Dressing - 1 cup mayonnaise|¼ cup chili sauce|1 tablespoon grated yellow onion|1 tablespoon minced celery|1 tablespoon minced dill pickle|1 tablespoon minced parsley leaves|1 tablespoon heavy cream|½ teaspoon dry mustard|½ teaspoon hot pepper sauce|¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce|¼ teaspoon sugar|salt - Combine all ingredients & whisk until well blended. Adjust the seasoning to taste. Cover & refrigerate until ready to use.