Creamy, zingy vegan Russian dressing comes together in a single bowl and is packed with flavor!
I originally created this salad to top my Russian spin on a vegan wedge salad. But honestly, y'all, I encourage you to put it on all of the salads! It all makes a great sandwich spread.
This is a 5-minute, one bowl vegan salad dressing. It truly couldn't be easier! Just put all of the ingredients into a medium bowl, and whisk it together until you have an even mixture.
The only thing to make sure of is that you choose the right type of horseradish and Worcestershire sauce. Read the next sections for details on that.
Choosing your horseradish
Horseradish gives your vegan Russian dressing a nice kick, and it's important that you use the right kind: prepared horseradish, which comes in a jar. At most grocery stores, it will be in the section with the pickles and other preserved vegetables.
Prepared horseradish comes in a jar, and there are white and purple varieties available. Either one will work in this recipe.
Purple horseradish just contains beets and beet juice, so it's slightly sweeter than the white kind. That bit of extra sweetness won't hurt your results at all.
When you're shopping for horseradish, make sure you don't get horseradish sauce or one prepared with cream or other dairy ingredients.
Ideally, you'll be able to find a jar with just horseradish, vinegar, and salt. Other additives are fine, as long as they don't add flavor. Some jarred horseradishes contain preservatives, which won't impact the flavor of your dressing.
Finding vegan Worcestershire sauce
Conventional Worcestershire sauces contain anchovies, but a lot of store brands are vegan. Anchovies are a pricier ingredient, so cheaper brands will leave them out to keep their price low.
Just check ingredients to find one that's anchovy-free.
How to store it
Store your vegan Russian dressing in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will keep for about a week.
Easy vegan Russian dressing
- Combine all of the ingredients, except the salt, in a small bowl, whisking to combine. Season with salt, to taste, then chill until you're ready to serve.