Simple recipe with mayonnaise, ketchup, and sweet pickle relish. I made this in restaurant quantities and broke it down. You may have to play with it to suit your tastes.

Sue
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, ketchup, relish, salt and pepper until thoroughly combined, and serve.

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Nutrition Facts

336.2 calories; 0.8 g protein; 20.6 g carbohydrates; 13.9 mg cholesterol; 762.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/05/2008
My recipe is very similar but I add 3 boiled eggs finely chopping and instead of salt and pepper, about 2 tsp Lawry's seasoning salt to counter balance the sweetness of the pickle relish. Also, I use bread and butter pickles sometimes instead of the sweet pickle relish and it gives it an extra good taste. Bear in mind, the more ketchup you use, the sweeter it will be as ketchup contains more sugar than most people realize. I suggest adding a little bit of ketchup at a time tasting as you go. Enjoy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/07/2005
this did not taste very good to my partner and i. she said it tasted like the toppings on a hamburger, just put together. i just recently bought bottled thousand island dressing to compare the taste and it tastes nothing like it. not sure what all the good reviews are about!. this just wasn't for us at all. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
05/05/2008
My recipe is very similar but I add 3 boiled eggs finely chopping and instead of salt and pepper, about 2 tsp Lawry's seasoning salt to counter balance the sweetness of the pickle relish. Also, I use bread and butter pickles sometimes instead of the sweet pickle relish and it gives it an extra good taste. Bear in mind, the more ketchup you use, the sweeter it will be as ketchup contains more sugar than most people realize. I suggest adding a little bit of ketchup at a time tasting as you go. Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/05/2008
My recipe is very similar but I add 3 boiled eggs finely chopping and instead of salt and pepper, about 2 tsp Lawry's seasoning salt to counter balance the sweetness of the pickle relish. Also, I use bread and butter pickles sometimes instead of the sweet pickle relish and it gives it an extra good taste. Bear in mind, the more ketchup you use, the sweeter it will be as ketchup contains more sugar than most people realize. I suggest adding a little bit of ketchup at a time tasting as you go. Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/28/2011
Well, nothing fancy here and it works great in a pinch! This is especially good on sandwiches vs. salads as it's not like the "authentic" type but more of the get down to basics type of thousand island dressing. I cut the recipe in half and used chili sauce vs. ketchup for a little more "kick". Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2005
I have been making this recipe for a long time. I haven't bought dressing in years. Don't need to. I just put a little of everything in a small bowl. Don't measure! Just get it to where I want it and go! It really is easy and uses ingredients you should already have! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2005
easy and excellent on ruebens which was exactly what I was looking for! Thanks Sue you saved me from buying an entire bottle just for it to go to waste! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2005
This is actually a very good recipe for a quick and simple dressing. I made this recipe for my husband since he's the thousand island dressing lover. I prefer ranch myself. He thought is was way too sweet but otherwise did taste like thousand island dressing. I suggest adding small amounts of sweet pickle relish at a time (which is what I should have done my fault) to get your desired taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2005
This is the recipe I was raised on! No fancy bell pepper, vinegar or worcestershire sauce, just the main ingredients that make it taste so good. Great on Reuben sandwiches and wedges of iceburg lettuce! The best! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2005
I made a 1/2 recipe and used a lot less (proportionally) relish. I have always purchased TI dressing but this is so easy I might not buy bottled again. I'm torn. It's REALLY easy pouring out of the bottle and I feel like I can keep it for weeks in the fridge. I'm not so sure how long homemade will keep though so making a big batch is out of the question. Even as easy as it is I can't say as I want to have to mix it up every time I need some. Even so I'll bet it's a whole lot cheaper to make like this than buying the bottled. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2005
Thank you thank you thank you for the great easy recipe. My grandma used to make this dressing when I was a little girl. Great taste. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/07/2005
this did not taste very good to my partner and i. she said it tasted like the toppings on a hamburger, just put together. i just recently bought bottled thousand island dressing to compare the taste and it tastes nothing like it. not sure what all the good reviews are about!. this just wasn't for us at all. Read More
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