This is our all-time favorite dressing. Uses simple ingredients that we always have on hand. It's great on simple green salads, taco salads, and even seafood salads. Also great as a burger sauce. Serve over your favorite salad greens.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
2 cups
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir mayonnaise, ketchup, pickle relish, lemon juice, and sweetener together in a bowl.

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Cook's Notes:

Use 2 teaspoons white sugar instead of sweetener, if desired.

I tried it once with an off brand of pickle relish and it completely changed the taste - not good. I keep with my brand name now so it's consistently delicious.

I just use the lemon juice from the plastic squeeze bottles for this simple recipe.

Nutrition Facts

110 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 3.6g; fat 11g; cholesterol 5.2mg; sodium 175.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2016
3.19.16 I didn't add the sweetener since I didn't think it needed it. I'll never understand why anybody buys bottles of Thousand Island Dressing. It's so easy to make and this recipe is a good one for it. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2016
3.19.16 I didn't add the sweetener since I didn't think it needed it. I'll never understand why anybody buys bottles of Thousand Island Dressing. It's so easy to make and this recipe is a good one for it. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2018
Great recipe and easy! I did add a little splash of Worcestershire sauce and it was perfect!!! Put it on a Rachel sandwich and it was great!! Thank you for the share!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2017
This is really good! I added a few dashes of tabasco as another reviewer did- very good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2016
This review is for my husband because he's the one I made this for. He really liked it. I only added a pinch of the sugar and thought it needed something so added a dash of Tabasco. I think tomorrow I'll hardboil some eggs and add one to the 1/2 batch I made for him. I agree with lutzflcat in that homemade dressings are so easy and so much better than store-bought ones! Every once in a while I'll buy one for my husband but we always go back to the homemade ones! (Me? Oil and vinegar here!). Thanks for this recipe! My hubby thanks you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2019
This is a good recipe and basically one I’ve been making for years, learned from my mother in law. Something I’ve also done for years, in the event that you just need a small amount like for a Reuben, because it does not save forever.....is to mix some mayonnaise and ketchup together, just eyeball the amount, with there being more mayonnaise than ketchup. Works for me! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2016
Hubby loves Thousand Island dressing and this is his new favorite; mine too. I added about a teaspoon of sugar rather than the artificial sweetener. I'm not sure it really needs the sugar. I used my two-cup glass measuring cup to save on cleanup. This recipe couldn't be simpler. Thanks Francesca! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2018
Delicious easy to make and inexpensive! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2016
This is just like my grandmother's ( my grandfather's favorite). We never bought thousand island salad dressing. It is good on Rueben's also. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2019
That was easy! Tastes great and saved a lot.of money Read More
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