Thousand Island Dressing
photo by Jonathan Melendez
- Ready In:
- Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl. Stir well.
- Place dressing in a covered container and refrigerate for several hours, stirring occasionally, so that the sugar dissolves and the flavors blend.
Questions & Replies
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)!!
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.
Made this for my Dad who has eaten 1000 Island dressing for 40 years. He said, "Spot on!" The next time I made it I added a healthy squirt of Siracha...Yum! Update 6.2.18: it's hard to find good sugar free dressings. I made a Low Carb version of this dressing using substitutions of Heinz low sugar ketchup, Mt Olive sugar free sweet relish, and Truvia. It was very good. I have used 'mother' apple cider vinegar sometimes, as well. It changes the flavor slightly but has a good vinegar zingy 'bite' .