Thousand Island dressing recipe

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Yummy-‘n-Easy Thousand Island Dressing or Dip


  • 1 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup of Ketchup
  • 1/2 tsp. of garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. of onion powder
  • 1 tsp. of ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. of salt
  • 1 tsp. of prepared horseradish
  • 1 tsp. of sweet pickle relish
  • 1 tsp. of dill pickle relish

Put these ingredients in a jar.  Stir well.  Refrigerate.  Serve with a green salad or use as a dip.  I actually “paint” this dressing on a salad with the tongs of a fork.  It looks great and tastes great.  Enjoy!
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0 responses to “Thousand Island dressing recipe

  1. Thousand island–my favorite dressing! Thanks!

  2. Yum! I didn’t know you had a recipe page…thanks! I love to cook but am re-learning how to cook for two old geezers now. 😉

  3. Looks yummy! (Hence the name) thanks for sharing
    ~~Mrs. P

  4. lowtechgrannie

    My mom used to make a tangy dressing like that when I was growing up. It was delicious and I haven’t had it for years! I’ve got all the ingredients on-hand, too.
    Thank you, Joan!

  5. Thank you all for your enthusiasm and support! I hope you prepare the dressing and enjoy it. I have found thousand island dressing to be too sweet, and I think this recipe gets rid of that problem. And Grouchy, I have not tried using Lite mayonnaise, but it sounds great! And, if all of you want to, look under “Joan’s Kitchen” that Dr. Eowyn, my sister of choice, established for me, and there are also recipes there!
    Much love to all of you!

  6. Horseradish makes everything better. 😀

  7. Thanks Joan! I already went out and bought the ingredients! Looks wonderful!!!

  8. Joan–this actually is a lot like a famous recipe from my home state of Mississippi. It is called “Kumback Sauce”–do not know how it got this name, but will ask my mom. They eat it on crackers it is so good!

  9. Thank you all for your encouraging comments! Dave, I agree that horseradish makes everything better. Nothing is good if it is too sweet. You could also substitute wasabi sauce which now comes bottled. You gotta get a kick in your recipes! Doc’s wife, Kumback sauce sounds very interesting and I am anxious to know how that name developed. Miranda, I am so happy you bought the ingredients-wonderful! I am having a very good day today!
    P.S. My husband likes to use this dressing for his shrimp cocktail instead of the spicy cocktail sauce I prepare. He enjoys it.
    Love again to all!

    • Joan–if your husband likes something good for dipping shrimp, then you must try New Orleans Remoulade Sauce! I was brought up on this stuff.

  10. Doc’s wife, I have also made Remoulade sauce. I am very familiar with the cooking of New Orleans, both cajun and creole cooking. I spent a lot of time in New Orleans. It is a wonderful sauce! Sage, it is zesty, but not too much. Nothing is worse than salad dressing that is too sweet.
    Love to you both!

    • Joan–I grew up with New Orleans cooking, and that is mostly what I cook to this day. Now I am thinking that I need to make Beignets–wish that I did not love to eat!!

  11. Yes, I love Beignets. I loved going to the Cafe Dumond to get them! I always loved the atmosphere there-people seemed so happy! And, they are open 24 hours a day!

  12. Delicious!

  13. Yes, Lace, they are delicious. I always found it a challenge to eat them with the very strong chicory coffee they make at the Cafe. Wow! That will keep you up at night!

    • OK, now I am going to have to make beignets this weekend. Youngest daughter will be home from Mississippi for ten days starting tomorrow. Best excuse that I know of to make them!!

      • Sounds declicious! I made some a few months ago. They are indeed delicious. I love the powdered sugar on them!

  14. Thanks Joan. I’ll try it…

  15. You’re welcome Caroline! I am glad you are going to try the dressing. I love your little doggy in your gravatar! He is so cute!!!!!

  16. Great Steve! It is much cheaper to make your own dressings than it is to buy them. Additionally, sometimes the ingredients for the store dressings contain weird sounding chemicals. And, the dressing is fresher. Hope you enjoy it!


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