Atkins Russian Dressing
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Style: American
Cook Time: Minutes
Phase: Phase 1









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  • 0.75 cup Real Mayonnaise
  • 4 tbsp Unsweetened Ketchup
  • 1 tbsp chopped Onions
  • 1 tbsp Parsley
  • 2 tsp Horseradish
  • 0.33 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce


Despite its name, this is an American recipe.  It's said that at one time it called for caviar as an ingredient, hence the name.  You can also spoon it over cold sliced chicken or hard-boiled eggs.  Each serving is 2 Tbsp.

  1. Combine mayonnaise, ketchup, onion, parsley, horseradish and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl, mixing well.
  2. Use immediately or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

How to Calculate Net Carbs

In order to calculate Net Carbs of any whole food item, it's a simple calculation based on the Nutrition Facts panel:

Total Carbohydrates - (Minus) Dietary Fiber = (Equals) Net Carbs

For low carb products sweetened with sugar alcohols (ie: glycerin, maltitol, etc), refer to the Nutrition Facts panel of the product:

Total Carbohydrates - (Minus) Dietary Fiber - (Minus) Sugar alcohol = Net carbs

This reflects the fact that Dietary Fiber doesn't impact blood sugar levels. Sugar alcohols also have a negligible impact on blood sugar, they too are subtracted from total carbs to yield the Net Carb count.