If the only Thousand Island Salad Dressing you’ve ever eaten has been from a bottle, then you are in for a very pleasant surprise! I’m adding this recipe to my salad dressing line up and we use it interchangeably with our favorite Ranch Dressing.
By my standards thousand island dressing should have a smooth, slightly sweet, creamy flavor, a light bumpy texture and a creamy. pinkish, color. I have never found a bottled thousand island dressing that I liked; it always has a sharp twang, usually indicated by a orangish color which I find unpleasant. The only place I’d been able to enjoy this dressing was at some restaurants and salad bars, until I found this recipe a few years back. Now I’ve THM’d it for you and hope you and yours enjoy it as much as we do.
Do I sound OCD about thousand island dressing? LOL, I hope not but, I am picky about it; as well as all sauces and condiments. I think they make or break a meal and this dressing has made ours many times. Of course, since starting THM there is the small matter of needing to make your own ketchup first, (unless you have a very good sugar free one that you can buy).
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This recipe zips together easily and sits there in the fridge for a some time till you get ready to use it. The Trim Healthy Mama ketchup, found on page 411 of the original THM cookbook, is very good as an ingredient even if you are a picky ketchup eater. Not only that but this ketchup is made with ingredients that you probably have on hand already.
Just a heads up so it doesn’t take you by surprise; men absolutely love this dressing! Great on Cobb salad’s, seafood salad’s, plain old chef salad’s like they serve at diners, and of course Big Mac in a Bowl!
Thousand Island Salad Dressing (Sugar Free, S)
- 1 cup mayonnaise - Duke's is on plan or another sugar free high quality mayo but it needs to taste very good
- 1/4 cup ketchup - the Trim Healthy Mama book's is the one I use and it works great in this (Pg. 411)
- 1/4 cup dill pickle relish or very finely diced dill pickles - I use Bubbie's from the natural food store, but just check the labels and make sure your brand is sugar free and low carb with no off plan additives.
- Enough Gentle Sweet or Truvia (for NSI) to give it a sweet flavor and it doesn't take much at all
- Mix this together and it will be more of a dip consistency than a dressing so thin it with water or cream or a combination of the two.
- I use about 1/4 cup water.
- Makes 2 cups.