Authentic Thousand Island Dressing


There are many recipe variations for Thousand Island dressing, but this version has been a favorite in Alexandria Bay, NY (the Heart of The Thousand Islands) for nearly 50 years.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 3 eggs

  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • ¼ cup white vinegar

  • 1 pinch ground cloves

  • 1 quart mayonnaise

  • ¾ cup sweet pickle relish

  • ½ cup chopped black olives

  • ½ cup diced red bell pepper


  1. Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Cover and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool, peel, and chop.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together chopped eggs, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, vinegar, cloves, mayonnaise, relish, olives, and red pepper until evenly combined. Chill and serve spooned over fresh greens. Store in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

436 Calories
45g Fat
8g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 436
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 45g 58%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 499mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 7mg 34%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 67mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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