By Graybert on September 22, 2004
Photo by May I Have That Recipe
Photo by May I Have That Recipe
"If you run out, here is a quick recipe that tastes better than store bought!"
Serving Size: 1 (37 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 5
"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. :)"
"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)!!"
"Better than store bought! Thanks for sharing. BTW, you can substitute the white vinegar with white balsamic vinegar and leave out the sugar!"
"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!!"
"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."
"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!!!"
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"I just made this dressing.....it was really good. We added 1 teaspoon of jalapeño peppers to it fora little kick. Wow...we had black bean burgers and quinoa and brown rice. Will try yogurt instead of mayo next time....yummy"
"This was perfect! I substituted honey for the sugar and onion powder for the minced onions."
"Turned out great to put on our Reuben sandwich."
"This is awesome! Instead of ketchup, I used Heinz chili sauce and left out the vinegar and I highly recommend it. It's much better than store-bought! Thanks for sharing!"
"The best recipe ever and so, so simple. My family loved it and like the others I will never buy store bought again."
"I used this super easy recipe to throw together as a sauce for the reubens I was making from our leftover St. Patrick's Day corned beef.... Not only was it fantastic on my reubens but I couldn't help to notice that it was better than the normally greasy/ oily store-bought version... I am not a fan of thousand island as a salad dressing personally, but I love it as a sandwich sauce. I will totally be using this recipe again and again for my cheeseburgers, reubens and other sandwiches. Delicious!"
"This is DEFINITELY better than that bottled stuff. I saw where someone left out the sugar. I tried it with and without the sugar, and I believe it offsets the salt added in the recipe and the salt in the ketchup."
"Super yummy. Thanks for posting Graybert. I needed some for a recipe but forgot to get a bottle at the store as it is not my regular dressing. This tastes just like the way it was when I was a kid and my mom made it.The color is a titch lighter but the flavor is spot on. Definitely better than bottled. I will make again when the need arises as the ingredients were in my pantry or fridge already. Enjoy! ChefDLH"
"Thanks for sharing. I had everything to make a Reuben Sandwich except the dressing. I will never buy store brand again. I only buy the dressing for these sandwiches, so I usually end up wasting a half a bottle or so. With this recipe I can make only what I need and it tastes so much better."
"This is by far "the best" homemade 1,000 island dressing. This recipe definitely deserves more than 5 stars. I always double the ingredients, except for the onion, salt, and pepper. I only add 2 teaspoons of the minced onion, 2 pinches of salt, and just the dash of pepper. I may even add a pinch of paprika. The dressing tastes even better when refrigerated over night, plus it thickens up a bit more. This recipe is definitely a keeper! Thank you Victoryred for sharing this recipe."
"Astonishingly good. Added a tbs of Sriracha and served it over a wedge of iceberg lettuce. Sensational!"