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 Salad Dressing from Food.com: Couldn't find it premade, so I may just have to make my own. Healthier that way too, I'm sure. I have searched the internet far and near and finally I found a Russian Dressing recipe that ACTUALLY WAS Russian dressing! Good Stuff!