Creamy, tangy and a little sweet, Homemade Thousand Island Dressing is way better than store bought. It’s great on salads, burgers and as a french fry dip!
Have you ever made a salad for dinner and gone to the fridge only to realize that you’re out of dressing? This has happened to me on more than one occasion and that is why I figured out how to make my own.
Whether it is a garlic vinaigrette, buttermilk ranch or honey mustard, you can always make your own dressing with just a few pantry ingredients. The same goes for Homemade Thousand Island Dressing. You only need a handful of ingredients that you probably already have on hand.
The main ingredients in Thousand Island Dressing are mayonnaise and ketchup. These give you the creamy, sweet flavor that you think of when you think of 1000 island.
It also has vinegar, sweet pickle relish, paprika, onions and salt.
Some recipes call for hardboiled eggs but I prefer it without. Plus, I don’t always have hard boiled eggs handy and it’ll last a bit longer in the fridge without them.
Guys, it could not be easier. Seriously. All you need to do is put all of the ingredients into the bowl and mix it together. That’s it!
I like to make it a few hours in advance because I think it tastes a bit better the longer that it has to sit.
Well obviously, salad is always an option. But did you know that the “secret sauce” on many of your favorite restaurant burgers is, in fact, thousand island dressing? Yep! Big Mac’s, your favorite Tavern Style Burgers and those with “Pub sauce”. It’s all thousand island.
If you love making your own dressing, you might like making other condiments too. Here are some of my favorites!