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This is the best recipe! I've made it several times and haven't purchased bottled thousand island dressing since. <br/>HERE IS A TIP:<br/>The first thing I do is dissolve the sugar completely in the vinegar. That way I don't have to wait several hours for the sugar to dissolve while in the refrigerator. Mine is ready to go as soon as I make it. :)

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katincali July 13, 2013

Wow, I am so glad that I ran out of salad dressing! I made a huge green salad for dinner topped with shrimp, tomatoes, avocado and sliced hard boiled eggs - and then realized I had only greek dressing in the fridge. This might have been okay in a pinch, but this dressing made it awesome! I left out the sugar, because the relish gave just the right amount of sweetness. One of the best salads I have ever had (if I do say so myself)!!

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boomerthepug May 11, 2010

Better than store bought! Thanks for sharing. BTW, you can substitute the white vinegar with white balsamic vinegar and leave out the sugar!

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Blueredrabbit September 05, 2011

Thanks for an AWESOME dressing!! I think it tastes just like dressing from O'Charley's. Without the High Fructose Corn syrup. Of course the ketchup and pickles had it though. I added a diced boiled egg and it was awesome! 1 recipe was enough for me, my 4 year old and my husband with just a bit left over. We all LOVED IT!! Much much better than store bought. I am going to try and make my own pickle relish and ketchup this summer without corn syrup. I can't wait to try this dressing with those!! We WILL be making this OFTEN!!

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Im4miracles March 21, 2010

So simple, yet so tasty! I made a sugar free version, using reduced sugar ketchup and sugar free sweet relish. I didn't add any sugar (sugar substitute in my case) or the onion. I know, lots of changes, but the simplicity of this recipe is what I liked, and so adaptable. Thanks for sharing!

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Gracie D. April 16, 2015

We don't use 1,000 island dressing for salads, but I just made this for Reuben sandwiches. I left out the sugar because I thought it was sweet enough with the sweet pickle relish. I will make again when the food occasion calls for it. I can't remember the last time I bought bottled dressing. It's so easy to make your own with ingredients in your fridge and spice cupboard.

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vbak October 21, 2014

This is the quickest, easiest dressing I've ever made (short of oil and vinegar!) It's versatile, as I've made it with apple cider vinegar and white wine vinegar; I've made it will dill relish and bread & butter pickle relish. I agree - dissolve the sugar in the vinegar first, then add the rest of the ingredients. When I first started mixing, I was afraid it was going to be too thick, but it thins to a great consistency as you keep mixing. I made mine in a shaker bottle with a metal ball. I also made it in one of those plastic ones with the wagon wheel inside. YUM YUM YUM!!!

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MakeMineCadburys October 19, 2014

Better tasting than store brought and so incredibly easy to put together. All ingredients that are on hand. Who knew it was this simple. I should have started making my own dressings sooner. Advice: If you are making dressings instead of store brought to avoid preservatives you may want to check your mayo label. Mine had a preservative in it.

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cleeo2 September 14, 2014

An oral sensory explosion culminating in a moment of perfect mayonnaise and ketchup glory. Perfect as a midnight snack or as a drink to go.

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Karl M. June 25, 2014

I've made this recipe about 10 times already and I love it! I use Vegenaise instead of regular mayo and had a little extra relish. It takes 100 times better than the bottled stuff. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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danakscully64 June 05, 2014
Thousand Island Dressing