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Thousand Island Dressing Recipe


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Thousand Island Dressing Recipe

These days, Thousand Island dressing is probably more popular as a sandwich spread than a salad dressing. For a real treat, try it on your next burger!

Any of the mayonnaise-based salad dressings can be made with store-bought mayonnaise. But if you really want the full effect, why not try making your own mayonnaise?

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 1 pint mayonnaise
  • ½ cup chili sauce, cocktail sauce or ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp minced onion
  • 2 Tbsp minced green pepper
  • 2 Tbsp pimento, drained and finely chopped
  • OPTIONAL: 1 large, hard-cooked egg, chopped


In a glass bowl, combine the mayonnaise and other ingredients. Chill.

Store unused portion in the refrigerator, where it should keep for a day or two.

Makes about 2 cups of Thousand Island dressing.
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