Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Thousand Island Dressing

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Do you have a favorite salad dressing?

Mine is usually just Good Seasons Italian dressing which I've been making for years, but every once in awhile I make a homemade Thousand Island Dressing and it brings me back to my childhood when my mom used to make it for us and then it becomes my favorite for a few weeks too.

This is a really simple recipe and will liven up your everyday salads with a little flair.

Give this a try and let me know what you think.  I love to try new dressings to change up the same old salad and you will too.

Here's what you need:

3/4 cup mayonnaise, I use only Best Foods or Hellman's
5 Tbs. ketchup
2-3 Tbs. sweet pickle relish with juice
2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. Kosher salt
pepper to taste

I love making dressing in mason jars because I can just add all the ingredients, put the lid on and shake, shake, shake until it's all incorporated.

If you don't have a mason jar, measure out the mayonnaise in a measuring cup and add the ketchup.  Mix well.
Add the pickle relish, salt, pepper, and sugar and mix well.  Taste to see if you might need a touch of sugar or more salt & pepper.
Place in a container with a tight lid and refrigerate for a couple of hours before serving.
Serve with any salad and enjoy!

Serves - approximately 1-3/4 cups


Here's the handy printable - Thousand Island Dressing


  1. Homemade is so much better and healthier.

    1. I totally agree Catherine. I love making homemade dressings :)

  2. Never tried making it at home. Going to give this one a try this weekend. Thank you!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Britnee. Hope you like how it turns out, it is a family favorite around here :)

  3. I wouldn't have thought of using the sweet pickle relish - great idea! Cheers from Carole's Chatter

    1. Hi Carole, I have always used sweet pickle relish in mine and I'm pretty sure the original, original way to make it even included hard boiled egg but I'm not much of a hard boiled egg person, lol

  4. Thank you for this recipe Michelle! Thousand Island is my favorite dressing.

    1. You are so welcome Maja. It is super simple and delish!


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