Total Time
Prep 1 hr
Cook 0 mins

Easy to make and really tangy. The secret is in finding a great sweet pickle relish to use. (I like McCains, a local brand.) A recipe from my Aunt Kay who was such a great cook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all together.
  2. Bottle and let set in fridge for at least one hr.
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5 5

Loved this dressing! It is the BEST Thousand Island I have ever eaten. I used plain ole Heinz relish.....just think what it would be with a great relish. I used this on a salad with mixed greens & also as a dressing on some cocktail Reuben sandwiches (#28630). Many thanks to you, Aroostook!...(why did I buy bottled dressing all those years?)

5 5

This is a great dressing and now is asked for at least once a week! Thanks.

5 5

My Grandma used to make her own Thousand Island dressing and it was wonderful. I was always eyeballing measurements and needed this one to be more on. So I came across yours that had some similar ingredients. I did omit the sugars, vinegar, salt and pepper. I used the mayo, ketchup, sweet pickle relish, and dried onions. I then added a couple shakes of garlic powder and 2 teaspoons of Sriracha sauce. Served it over my own version of Shrimp Louie Salad with hot garlic bread. DH LOVED it. Thanks so much for a great starter recipe.