Thousand Island Salad Dressing
Makes about 1-2/3 cups
As I recall, thousand island dressing was one of my favorites when I was young. What kid would not like it? It is a creamy combination of mayonnaise and chili sauce with sweet pickle relish and chopped hard-cooked eggs. Back in the day, thousand island dressing was especially popular on iceberg lettuce wedges. It is also good with romaine or any hearty salad greens. Although my tastes have changed through the years, I still love this recipe, especially as a base for a spread for sandwiches like a Reuben, or my thousand island cabbage slaw recipe in the similar and related recipes links. This quick and easy recipe can be made in any amount.
- 1 cup mayonnaise (can use reduced fat or canola)
- 2 tablespoons chili sauce
- 1/3 cup milk (can use reduced or nonfat)
- 2 tablespoons pickle relish
- 1 hard-cooked egg, chopped
Combine all ingredients and blend well. Use immediately or refrigerate for up to 3 days.
Notes: This was my mother's recipe and is representative of a classic thousand island dressing. I prefer to substitute reduced fat sour cream for up to half of the mayonnaise to mellow the flavor and smooth out the texture.