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Homemade Thousand Island Salad Dressing Recipe

Updated on September 15, 2012
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When I was growing up my grandmother would mix mayo and ketchup for a basis salad dressing. My mother would just buy Thousand Island dressing at the store. One day I didn’t have any salad dressing and thought I’d mix something together based on the mayo/ketchup recipe. This is my version of a homemade Thousand Island dressing that you’re used to getting at the supermarket. This is another great simple recipe that you can add or subtract ingredients as you wish.


4 oz. mayo

1 oz. mustard (yellow or brown)

1½ oz. tomato ketchup

1 clove garlic, minced

1 to 2 oz. sweet or dill relish

1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar (more or less depending on consistency)

Fresh cracked black pepper to taste


1. In a small bowl using a fork mix together the mayo, mustard and ketchup until blended.

2. Add garlic and relish and mix together.

3. Add red wine vinegar a little at a time until you get a smooth consistency.

4. Add pepper to taste.

5. Serve on a salad with tomatoes and carrots, or as a dipping sauce for vegetables.


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      Edgar Arkham 5 years ago from San Jose, CA

      Thank you for reading!

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      Mico 5 years ago

      This recipe is great...

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      Edgar Arkham 5 years ago from San Jose, CA

      Thanks for reading; this recipe is a bit healthier. Plus, it really simple to make.

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      Efficient Admin 5 years ago from Charlotte, NC

      This sounds good and much healthier than store bought salad dressings. There are ingredients listed than I cannot even pronounce. Thanks for sharing, voted up.