Chopped salad with Russian dressing

Total Time
10 min
10 min
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Homemade salad dressings are always far more superior in taste and quality to the store-bought bottled ones you’ll find at the supermarket. Case in point, the Russian dressing for this chopped salad. Made with the signature ingredients like buttermilk, ketchup, hot sauce and chopped sweet pickles this rendition is a not only a dream for chopped veggies but works well as spread for sandwiches too. So, if you’re a fan of the dressing, double or triple it so you can enjoy it later in the week. Looking for a way to turn this salad into a satisfying lunch or light supper dish? Try adding diced cooked chicken or turkey.


Fat free mayonnaise

½ cup(s)

1% low-fat buttermilk

½ cup(s), reduced-fat

Sweet pickle relish

¼ cup(s)


¼ cup(s)

Hot pepper sauce

1 Tbsp

Uncooked celery

2 rib(s), medium, cut into 3/8-inch dice

Uncooked carrot(s)

2 large, cut into 3/8-inch dice


1 large, peeled, halved, seeded, and cut into 3/8-inch dice

Fresh tomato(es)

1 large, seeded and cut into 3/8-inch dice

Uncooked bell pepper(s)

1 item(s), small, red or yellow, cut into 3/8-inch dice

Uncooked onion(s)

1 medium, sweet variety, cut into 3/8-inch dice

Weight Watchers Reduced-fat Mexican style shredded cheese

¼ cup(s)


  1. To make the dressing, whisk together the mayonnaise, buttermilk, relish, ketchup, and hot sauce in a small bowl.
  2. Combine the remaining ingredients in a serving bowl and gently toss to mix. Drizzle with the dressing and toss to coat evenly. Yields about 1 1/4 cups per serving.