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Thousand Island Dressing

Thousand Island Dressing is made with ingredients like vegan mayo, ketchup, pickle relish and ready in 5 minutes. Tastes so much more better than any store bought version and less expensive.

Thousand Island Dressing with a salad in a large bowl.

You can be sure this Thousand Island sauce is versatile and tastes great on everything.

From sandwiches, to potatoes, on pasta (Alfredo Sauce), with veggies, or fries (Fry Sauce).

Of course also with rice, on salads, burgers (Burger Sauce), chips (Ranch Dip), pretzels or bread.

Ingredients needed to make a Thousand Island Dressing are assembled on a wooden board.

I’m pretty sure friends some of you heard about Russian dressing which is popular and tastes amazing. But what is exactly the difference?

Let me tell you:

Thousand Island Dressing is made with sweet pickle relish, which is prominent for a great texture and a sweet hint in the flavor. Russian Dressing is more spicy made with chili sauce and horseradish.

Showing mixing the vegan mayo with relish.

Why this Thousand Island Dressing is perfect on any salad

First of all, it requires just 5 minutes of your time to make it.

The Thousand Island Dressing is creamy and versatile: of course you can use coconut or soy yoghurt instead of mayo, but for me the mayo is everything what makes this dressing so good and amazing.

Adding sweet pickle relish crates a great texture.

Once you’ve made this dressing with my step by step pictures you can make easily a double batch or more. I tell you it is not only great for salads, but also wonderful as secret sauce for sandwiches, yum.

Showing the addition of spices to the base dressing and mixing everything well.

What you need for this Thousand Island Dressing recipe

  • Vegan mayo
  • Ketchup
  • Garlic
  • Pickle relish
  • Vinegar
  • Onions

Large salad bowl with Thousand Island Dressing.

How to make Thousand Island Dressing from scratch

In a small bowl combine mayo, relish, onions, garlic, ketchup and vinegar. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.

Use immediately or store in the fridge for around 2 weeks.

Quick salad idea:

This is one of my favorite salads that I eat a lot: Fry some mushrooms in a pan for 2 minutes then mix them with lettuce, corn, and the dressing. So good.

Closeup of a dressed mixed salad in a large bowl.

You can freeze the dressing in individual portions or use freezer bags for larger quantities. The Thousand Island Dressing will last for around 3 months. 

Other salad dressings to try

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Cheers, Florian.

Large salad bowl with Thousand Island Dressing.

Thousand Island Dressing

Yield: 15
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Thousand Island Dressing is made with ingredients like vegan mayo, ketchup, pickle relish and ready in 5 minutes. Tastes so much more better than any store bought version and less expensive.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup vegan mayo
  • 5 Tbsp ketchup
  • 1/4 sweet pickle relish
  • 1/3 cup onions, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 Tbsp white Vinegar
  • salt, pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl combine mayo, relish, onions, garlic, ketchup and vinegar.
  2. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 15 Serving Size: 2 Tbsp
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 114Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 179mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 9gSugar: 4gProtein: 1g
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