This time of year calls for salads at our house and hubby has been asking me to make some home made versions of two of his favorite dressings, Russian and Catalina. Hubby loves both of these recipes spiced up with a dab of Horseradish cream and/or smashed black garlic or minced garlic.


3 tablespoons water
1/4 cup sugar or honey

  • In a small saucepan combine sugar (or honey) and water and simmer until thickens.
  • Cool syrup.

1 cup avocado oil
1/2 cup ketchup
2-3 tablespoons lemon juice (to taste)
1 teaspoon champagne vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestshire sauce
1/2 teaspoon sweet Paprika
1/4 cup grated onion, shallot or you can substitute 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
1 1/2 teaspoons celery seeds
Salt and Pepper, to taste

  • Whisk together the avocado oil, ketchup, lemon juice, champagne vinegar and Worcestshire sauce.
  • Whisk in cooled syrup.
  • Add grated onion, celery seeds and paprika.
  • Season to taste.
  • Chill several hours before serving.

1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup sugar or honey
1/2 cup red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup grated onion or shallot
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon Worcestshire sauce
1 cup avocado oil

  • In a small food processor, pulse together everything except the avocado oil until well blended.
  • With the food processor running gradually add the avocado oil.
  • Season to taste.
  • Chill several hours before serving.