Homemade Thousand Island Salad Dressing

A simple blend of basic ingredients makes it easy to create your own homemade thousand island salad dressing!  It’s also great on lemon herb chicken burgers!

Homemade Thousand Island Salad Dressing

Homemade Thousand Island Salad Dressing

Course Salad Dressing
Cuisine American
Servings 7
Calories 77 kcal


  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tbsp sweet pickle relish
  • 2 tsp finely diced onion
  • ¼  tsp finely minced garlic
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • tsp salt
  • 2-3 dashes Tabasco sauce (optional)


  • Add all ingredients to a small bowl and mix well. Taste and add additional salt if desired. Refrigerate for at least an hour to allow the flavors to meld. Serve.
  • Hack:  Try this dressing on Lemon Herb Chicken Burgers!
Keyword condiments, salad, salad dressing, Thousand island dressing
Please follow and like us:

4 Replies to “Homemade Thousand Island Salad Dressing”

  1. A while ago I stumbled across a poem by Laura Hershey that mentioned Thousand Island Dressing:

    I wheel through the line, get my ticket punched –a perk of dorm living, lunch, or dinner ready on schedule, cold or heated, with no planning or shopping needed. And the salad bar: carrots, cottage cheese, lettuce, sprouts, bacon bits. All this held together with orangeish, ketchup-sweet, thick Thousand Island dressing…

    Seriously this recipe looks amazing, and so much more healthy than the stuff out of the bottle.  If I used lower sugar ketchup this would totally fit my low-carb diet which the bottled stuff does not.  Finally something other than ranch!

    1. I love this poem…and I love the salad bar!  I always take that option when it’s available.  As for the ketchup, I have switched to the no-sugar version. It still tastes great!

  2. Hello Cynthia, thank you for the great article, it is wonderful to know that someone can eat something delicious and yet keeping the calories in the healthy range! Am all for healthy eating habits and this I can have without worrying about putting on weight that I will struggle putting off.

    Great job having us do these meals at home, it’s always the best way and you are sure of what it actually contains. Keep up the good work and I have seen some other recipes on your site that I am definitely going to try out.


    1. Thank you for your kind comments!  I have learned to love making my own meals so I can not only eat better but also to make things exactly as I want them!!  I’ve learned a lot on this journey and I hope you do as well.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating


Enjoy this blog? Please spread the word :)

Follow by Email