How to Make Thousand Island Dressing at Home

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Apurva Sethi
Apurva is a fashion and food enthusiast. She chose fashion as her career and food as her passion. She is greatly fond of trying out new cuisines at different places and making them at home, in her own style. She also loves to seek and learn new things about the food industry constantly. So, here she is, to share her easy-peasy ways of cooking.

Are you a fan of adding some tangy, creamy dips to your meals or snacks? Well if you are, then I’ve got your back. I have something that you will fall in love with. I call it my “Secret Sauce”. It is the Thousand Island Dressing which is also available in the market.

However, nothing can beat a home-made Thousand Island dressing. It is a great combo of sweet, zesty and creamy flavors and textures and goes perfect in burgers, pizzas, salads, and various other snacks.

So, sit back and read through, as I will share the secret from my kitchen and I am sure you will love it. This delicious dressing can be made in different ways. I found a few versions online and tried them too. I used yogurt, eggs and mayo. The best results came out with mayo.

So, let me quickly share the recipe (using mayo) with you all. Below are the ingredients, most of which would be readily available in your kitchen or nearby supermarkets.

Ingredients for Thousand Island Dressing

Ingredients Amount
Ketchup2 tbsp
Sweet Pickle Relish2 tbsp
Lemon Juice1 tbsp
Mayonnaise1 cup
Sweet Paprika½ tbsp
Yellow Onion (minced)¼ cup
Kosher salt¼ tbsp

It is quite an easy recipe and doesn’t take much time. Let me give you the breakdown for the timings so that you can prepare your schedule accordingly. All you need to do is mix it all up. 

How Much Time Will it Take?

Preparation TimeMakingTimeTotalTime

Just 5 minutes! Yes, that’s how quickly you can create this magical dressing. Who are you waiting for? Grab your ingredients and follow the steps below. Let’s dive into the process of preparing this holy dip.

Thousand Island Dressing Recipe

  1. Combine all the ingredients together in a bowl and mix them well.
  2. Transfer the paste into a jar with a lid and let it settle for a few hours. It will help to incorporate the ingredients well and bring depth to the taste. Keeping it overnight will bring out the best results.

The Thousand Island Dressing is ready to tickle your taste buds. You may serve it with salads, crispy chicken and other evening snacks. Refrigerate the left-over dressing; it will go for a week.

Nutritional Breakdown of Thousand Island Dressing

For your convenience and knowledge, I’ve added the nutrition table for the recipe. You may refer to it to understand the nutritional value of the dressing.

Total Fat11g
Total carbohydrate4.4g
Dietary Fiber0.2g

Note– The nutritional break down is for 1 serving of Thousand Island Dressing (about 1 cup).

How to Make Thousand Island Dressing at Home | Video

Although, this recipe is super easy, but just to make things pleasant for you all, I’ve added a video of the process of preparing the dressing down below. Do check it out for help.

Video by ZEE ZEST

Try out the recipe and share it with your friends and family. Do let us know your reviews in the comments section below. Feel free to suggest anything that can be added to the recipe to make it better.

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