Homemade Thousand Island Salad Dressing

Homemade Thousand Island Salad Dressing


1/2 cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoons ketchup

2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish

2 teaspoons finely diced onion

1/4 teaspoon finely minced garlic (about half of a small clove)

1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

1/8 teaspoon 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.

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8 Replies to “Homemade Thousand Island Salad Dressing”

  1. Thank you for sharing this easy and simple thousand island dressing recipe, I think I will give this recipe a try it does not sound like it has anything that would affect my intolerance to gluten


  2. Hey Cynthia,.

    I love your homemade thousand island dressing. It worked well with my mandarin salad.
    The only changes I made were to add 2 more cloves of garlic and to omit the Tabasco. The dressing gave the salad a banging flavor and it’s nutritious too.

    Just to let you know the entire family enjoy this treat.
    Thank you.

    Maxine 🙂

  3. Hi Cynthia,

    I’ll be making your Thousand Island Salad Dressing today to serve with burgers for lunch.  I’m wondering if you can suggest an alternative to apple cider vinegar? I find the smell of it very strong but I’m just not sure what an appropriate substitute might be, or if there even is an appropriate substitute for this recipe? If you could let me know that would be great.

    Thanks in advance! 

  4. Hi Cynthia, thanks for sharing this awesome recipe. I’ve seen the recipe for Homemade Thousand Island Salad Dressing only on Tv Shows and I’ve not been able to take the recipe down. I’ll like to ask, can I add chilli pepper to the recipe? Can I also add my preferences to this recipe? I will surely try this out.

    Many thanks.

    1. The beautiful thing about making this from scratch is that you can add anything you want!  Please let me know what alterations you made and how it came out.

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