At least three mornings a week, I stir up a little batch of Thousand Island Dressing.. There are all kinds of variations but my basic “recipe” is this:
- Boiled egg, chopped (which I place in the bowl and mash with a fork instead of taking the time to chop)
- Chopped red onion
- Sweet pickle relish
- Greek yogurt (plain)
- Apple cider vinegar
- Cheddar cheese (chopped into tiny little bits)
You can leave out the sugar, add chopped bell pepper or jalapeno pepper, parsley, green onions .. whatever you want.
I never measure ingredients but here are my guesses .. and please use these only as a suggestion. These are roughly the amounts I used this morning and I ended up with almost 1-1/2 pints of dressing.
- 2 boiled eggs
- 2 T. chopped red onion
- 4 T. sweet pickle relish
- 3/4 cup Greek yogurt (plain)
- 3/4 cup mayo
- 1/3 cup ketchup
- 3 T. apple cider vinegar
- 1 T. sugar
- salt to taste
- 1/4 cup cheddar cheese bits
We use a lot (obviously) of Thousand Island dressing.
- When making deviled eggs, I use just the dressing mixed with the yolks and a few celery seeds.
- For sandwiches and burgers, we almost always use Thousand Island dressing instead of plain mayo.
- Reuben – absolutely necessary for reubens!
- Salads, of course!
If you’ve never made your own Thousand Island dressing and you like it, you probably have all the ingredients and can whip up a batch. I think you’ll be surprised how easy it is and how delicious it is.