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Low FODMAP Russian Dressing

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Our Low FODMAP Russian Dressing tastes just like the classic version. We hear a lot of questions and talk about salad dressings. You all want low FODMAP dressings to buy and to make. This Low FODMAP Russian Dressing is going to satisfy the FODMAPers in your life – and everyone else. We are partial to this on our Low FODMAP Turkey & Swiss Sandwich.

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Russian Dressing vs. Thousand Island

Russian Dressing and Thousand Island Dressing are often confused. They both start with mayonnaise and ketchup, but the later has pickle relish added, and is often thickened with cooked egg yolk, so it has a different texture and a different flavor profile.

Russian Dressing also has a pronounced hot of horseradish, which we love! And, Monash University has lab tested horseradish and it is low FODMAP in 2 Australian tablespoon, 42 gram amounts.

PS: If you want to stir in a little pickle relish, you can! Monash has lab tested it and it is low FODMAP in 1 Australian tablespoon or 20 g per serving.

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Making Salad Dressings Is Easy

We know many folks who have never made salad dressings and automatically think about buying bottles of the stuff. Nothing wrong with that of course, but if it is because you thought it was hard, then give this a try, or our Red Wine Vinaigrette, or our Blue Cheese Dressing.

We might just change your mind about difficulty level – and, when you make salad dressings from scratch, you will know for sure that there are no high FODMAP ingredients lurking.

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Condiments & FODMAPs

Let’s chat briefly about condiments and FODMAPs in general. Onion and or garlic are used in the preparation of many commercially prepared condiments – but don’t fret!

First, check out our article, The Ultimate Guide to Low FODMAP Condiments. We take you through them one at a time.

Here is the short story: there are condiments such as ketchup, that contains high fructose corn syrup, and mustards, mayonnaise and Worcestershire sauce that might contain garlic or its derivatives – and they STILL DO HAVE LOW FODMAP SERVING SIZES.

With condiments it very often comes down to portion control – but that is okay because we are usually only using a teaspoon or a tablespoon or two. Read the article and it will all become clear.

Rest assured that this recipe is low FODMAP in the serving size suggested.

ADDENDUM: I am adding this section as apparently the above info was not exacting enough. Let’s look at ketchup. Monash has lab tested conventional ketchup – which usually DOES contain onion (often in onion powder form). They have tested ketchups with high fructose corn syrup and without and BOTH have low FODMAP serving sizes of 13 g. Fody Ketchup, which is lab tested and low FODMAP certified, does not contain any onion, but its serving size is only 17 g. There is hardly a difference. 

I have not called for specialty ketchup for this recipe because it is not needed. We use Heinz in the Test Kitchen.

How To Make Low FODMAP Russian Dressing

All you gotta do is stir everything together in a bowl!

Ingredients for Russian Dressing in a clear glass bowl

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Low FODMAP Russian Dressing

Our Low FODMAP Russian Dressing tastes just like the classic version. We hear a lot of questions and talk about salad dressings. You all want low FODMAP dressings to buy and to make. This Low FODMAP Russian Dressing is going to satisfy the FODMAPers in your life – and everyone else. We are partial to this on a Turkey & Swiss Sandwich.

Low FODMAP Serving Size Info: Makes about 1 ¼ cups (300 ml); serving size 2 tablespoons; 10 servings

Makes: 10 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Author: Dédé Wilson

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (226 g) mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup (60 g) ketchup
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons commercially prepared drained white horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon very finely chopped scallions, green parts only
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon sweet paprika
  • Low FODMAP hot sauce, to taste

Preparation:

  1. Whisk together the mayo, ketchup, horseradish, scallions, Worcestershire sauce and paprika in a bowl until well combined. Add hot sauce to taste; start with just a few drops! Dressing is ready to serve or may be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

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FODMAP Information

Our recipes are based on Monash University and FODMAP Friendly science.

  • Scallions: The green parts of scallions are low FODMAP as determined by Monash University lab testing and can be used to add onion flavor to your low FODMAP cooking.

Please always refer to the Monash University & FODMAP Friendly smartphone apps for the most up-to-date lab tested information. As always, your tolerance is what counts; please eat accordingly. The ultimate goal of the low FODMAP diet is to eat as broadly as possible, without triggering symptoms, for the healthiest microbiome.

Course: Basic
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 210mg | Potassium: 28mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more. For a more detailed explanation, please read our article Understanding The Nutrition Panel Within Our Recipes.