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.


Most Helpful

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?)

Linda B February 23, 2004

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

Paka March 09, 2011

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.

Sky Hostess August 05, 2009

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