thousand island dressing


~ thousand island dressing ~

When we make reuben sandwiches  we always like to slather them with thousand island dressing. It totally makes the sandwich. What takes them and your everyday tossed salad to a whole new level is making the thousand island dressing yourself. I like my version because it’s not just creamy and sweet, it also tastes like fresh vegetables and offers a slightly spicy kick. Try it and see for yourself. I bet you’ll never go back to the store bought stuff again. PS…also a lovely topping for grilled burgers!

In the bowl of a blender, combine:

2/3 cup real mayonnaise

1/3 cup spicy-sweet chili sauce ( I use Mae Ploy) OR ketchup

6 bread and butter pickle chips

6 pimento stuffed green olives

2 Tablespoons chopped green pepper

2 chopped green onions

1 Tablespoon Sriracha hot sauce

1 teaspoon Tony Chachere’s Creole seasoning

Zip in the blender, pulsing until evenly mixed and slightly chunky. Adjust seasonings. Transfer to a canning jar or cruet, and store in the refrigerator until ready to use. Will keep in the fridge for up to a week.



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  16 comments for “thousand island dressing

  1. Janet McGrandle
    April 23, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    what happens if you don,t have Sriracha hot sauce , can you use another hot sauce instead?????

    • Melissa
      April 23, 2013 at 6:33 pm

      You sure can, Janet! Use your favorite! thanks for inquiring! xo

  2. Mary Jo
    May 6, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    I can’t wait to try your yummy dressings! Where did you find the beautiful lace topper on the thousand island dressing jar?

    • Melissa
      March 25, 2014 at 5:57 pm

      Thanks, Mary Jo! I bought a set of glass toppers to keep bees and other stuff out of my beverages when we dine outside. :) Enjoy the recipes! XOXO

  3. Danielle
    March 25, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    Oooo, loving it! Gotta try and I love that you include veggies so that it’s infused with “real” food instead of just a gunky mayo-based dressing. Mmmm!

    • Melissa
      March 25, 2014 at 5:54 pm

      Thanks, Danielle! Yes, this dressing is one of my favorites. I’m proud of it. It’s awesome on Reuben/Rachel sandwiches too! Enjoy! I agree… too many people throw ketchup or chili sauce in mayo and call it dressing. ;) XOXOXO

  4. Cyndi
    March 25, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    This sounds yummy… can’t wait to try it!

    • Melissa
      March 25, 2014 at 6:40 pm

      Hi Cyndi! Thanks for stopping by to comment :) Enjoy! XOXO

  5. Sue
    March 25, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Where did you buy the glass toppers from?

    • Melissa
      March 25, 2014 at 8:26 pm

      Hi Sue! I bought them at a tearoom where I use to work. They’re beaded wine glass covers. :) I’m sure you can purchase something similar online. Thanks for stopping by! XO

    March 25, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    I so ♥ your Thousand Island Dressing Melissa as for the person who didn’t there is only one explanation…there is no accounting for taste ;)

    • Melissa
      March 25, 2014 at 8:21 pm

      Hi Vicki! I’m so pleased you like my recipe :) You’re so sweet! Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the dressing. XO

  7. linda techlowec
    March 26, 2014 at 3:32 am

    I so love all your recipes keep them coming!

    • Melissa
      March 26, 2014 at 7:07 am

      Thanks so much for saying so, Linda :) You’re a sweetie. XOXO ~M

  8. Holly
    March 29, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    You know some people are just plain miserable and have to have something to complain about. There’s always one in a group haha! I love your recipes! Found you through my niece’s Facebook page. Let your haters be your motivators right?! ;D

    • Melissa
      March 29, 2014 at 11:14 pm

      Hi Holly :)

      Yes, you’re right. Some people are just miserable. I try to keep in mind that everyone is on a journey, including myself. I also try to remember that some people are miserable and sad because they have awful circumstances that are challenging them on their journey.

      That being said, I can’t quite figure out what makes these sad individuals lash out at food bloggers. LOL :) Really, if I was sad about something I think the last thing I would think is, “Hey, let’s get online and terrorize people who take pretty photos of food and share their recipes for free!” Just sayin’…

      So glad you visited me!


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