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My Favorite Thousand Island Dressing

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"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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5 m servings 110
Original recipe yields 16 servings (2 cups)


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


  • 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

Per Serving: 110 calories; 11 3.6 0.2 5 175 Full nutrition

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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 ...

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 t...

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 R...

That was easy! Tastes great and saved a lot.of money

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!!

Delicious, easy to make and inexpensive!

This is really good! I added a few dashes of tabasco as another reviewer did- very good!

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.

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. ...