Thousand Island Dressing

This is a classic Thousand Island Dressing recipe that is perfect for salads, burgers, or as a dip. It is easy to make and can be made ahead of time. This dressing is made with mayonnaise, ketchup, relish, and spices. It is creamy, tangy, and slightly sweet. You can adjust the amount of ketchup and relish to taste. This dressing can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge.


  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) sweet pickle relish
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, ketchup, relish, vinegar, salt, and pepper.
  2. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
  3. Store in a airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Potential changes & improvements

If you want a thinner dressing, you can add more vinegar or water. For a sweeter dressing, you can add more ketchup or sugar. For a spicier dressing, you can add more pepper or hot sauce. You can also add chopped onions, green peppers, or celery for more flavor.

What other food it works well with

This dressing is great on salads, burgers, or as a dip. Try it on a Cobb salad, green salad, or pasta salad. It is also good on sandwiches, wraps, or as a dip for vegetables.

Common Mistakes

One common mistake is to not adjust the seasoning. Be sure to taste the dressing and add more salt, pepper, or vinegar to taste. Another common mistake is to not use fresh ingredients. Be sure to use fresh mayonnaise, ketchup, and relish for the best flavor.

Nutritional Information

This dressing is high in fat and calories. Each tablespoon has about 90 calories and 10 grams of fat. This dressing is also high in sodium. If you are on a low-fat or low-sodium diet, you should use this dressing sparingly.


This dressing contains eggs, soy, and gluten. If you have an allergy to any of these ingredients, you should not consume this dressing.

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