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Homemade Thousand Island Dressing

Make the creamy, sweet, tangy, and delectable Homemade Thousand Island Dressing ahead of time. This five-minute sauce is perfect for any meal!

May 20, 2022
Thousand Island DressingPhoto By Canva
Difficulty Easy
Servings 8 people
Preparation 10 mins
Cooking 0 mins
Total 10 mins



  1. In a large mixing bowl, add mayonnaise, ketchup, apple cider vinegar, onion, garlic, and seasonings. Mix all the ingredients well until the sauce is smooth and creamy.
  2. Chill it for 12–24 hours in a jar with a lid.
  3. Serve it with any dish.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Thousand Island Dressing
Serves 8
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.9 g12.7%
Cholesterol 8 mg2.7%
Sodium 355 mg15.4%
Protein 0.4 g0.8%
Potassium 26 mg0.6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • You can use homemade or ready-made mayonnaise. Check out our 'Homemade Mayonnaise' recipe to make your own mayonnaise.
  • You can use tomato puree instead of ketchup.
  • Use eggs to thicken the sauce. Boil the eggs and peel the shells. Then add it to the mix.
  • You can use apple cider vinegar or lemon juice instead of white vinegar.
  • You can add hot sauce or paprika to add bitterness to the sauce.
  • To make the recipe vegan, use vegan mayonnaise instead of mayonnaise.
  • Refrigerate this salad dressing for at least 1 hour or overnight. This way, the flavors will blend together better.
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Thousand Island Dressing is made of mayonnaise, ketchup, onions, and vinegar and just a few ingredients. It's a versatile dressing that may be dipped in french fries or veggies, or poured over salads, and it can be spread on hamburgers, sandwiches, or wraps. This sauce can also be thickened using hard-boiled eggs. You can adapt it to fit a vegan diet if you like.

Once you try our Homemade Thousand Island Salad Dressing recipe, you'll never go back to store-bought. Try this sauce with a creamy texture that you may adjust right now. This is a handy dish that may be stored in jars in the refrigerator at any time! It goes well with burgers and salads. This excellent sauce adds a creamy texture and a sweet-tangy flavor to any dish.

What Is Thousand Island Dressing?

Thousand Island Dressing is made with mayonnaise, ketchup, sweet pickle sauce, and many other ingredients. This recipe can be changed according to your taste. It may also contain hard-boiled eggs, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, chives, or hot sauce. It can be used in many recipes, from burgers to salads.

What Is the Difference Between Thousand Island Dressing and Big Mac Sauce?

Although Thousand Island Sauce and Big Mac Sauce are similar sauces, they are not the same. Thousand Island is made with ketchup and mayonnaise, while mustard is often used in Big Mac sauce.

What Is the Difference Between Thousand Island Dressing and Russian Dressing?

Thousand Island Dressing and Russian Sauce are sauces based on mayonnaise and ketchup. However, these two sauces differ in flavor. Thousand Island sauce contains sweet pickle sauce. Russian sauce is more spicy.

What Is The Difference Between Thousand Island Dressing and Marie Rose Sauce?

These two sauces are similar. The main difference between them is the kitchens in which they are used. Thousand Island is used in American cuisine; Marie Rose sauce is used more in English cuisine.

In addition, Thousand Island sauce is often served with reuben sandwiches, burgers, or as a salad dressing. A Marie Rose sauce is served with seafood.

How To Thicken Thousand Island Dressing?

You can use hard-boiled eggs to thicken Thousand Island Dressing. For this, boil the eggs. Then peel the shells of the eggs. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve or grate with a grater. This way, you can mash and grate the egg to add texture and depth to the salad dressing. If you want to make this recipe vegan, skip the egg.

You can use vegan mayonnaise instead of mayonnaise, or you can add a creamy texture to the sauce by using cashews, water, and lemon juice.

How To Make Vegan Thousand Island Dressing?

To make Thousand Island Salad Dressing vegan, use vegan mayonnaise instead of mayonnaise. Skip the sour cream or egg in the recipe.

To make Vegan Thousand Island Sauce, add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl and whisk well. Taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning to your taste. Allow flavors to meld for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator.

How To Serve Thousand Island Dressing?

You can serve this Homemade Thousand Island Sauce on sandwiches, as a dipping sauce, or as a salad dressing.

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How To Store Thousand Island Dressing?

Refrigerate this Homemade Thousand Island Dressing in a sealed container for 12–24 hours. Then serve. Do not leave it at room temperature for more than 2 hours, as it contains mayonnaise. This way, it will last up to 5 days in the refrigerator.

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