Thursday, March 17, 2016

Thousand Island Dressing

Thousand Island Dressing

I have really enjoyed learning how to make my own dressings because we all know you buy a bottle of that stuff in the bottle and use it once or twice and then it sits on the door of your refrigerator until it is questionably bad by the labels standards, but because it’s so full of preservatives NOTHING ABOUT IT CHANGES!!!  I never really enjoyed bottled stuff but it’s convenient and cheap, and really, is anything in life that is “cheap and convenient” that good? No.  As I go forward I will start to total up how much things are and show you that often for not much more than you would spend on something prepared you can have something fresh, delicious and that you made to your liking!


1/2 cup mayonnaise

2 tbsp. ketchup

2 tbsp. sweet pickle relish

2 tbsp. finely diced onion, any type you have on hand

1 small clove garlic, pressed

1 tsp. white vinegar

2-3 dashes Tabasco Sauce (Optional)

Salt and Pepper to taste


Add all ingredients to a small bowl and mix well.  Taste and add salt and pepper to desired taste.  Add hot sauce if you would like and stir again.  Cover and let sit for 1 hour in the refrigerator before using to let the flavors really blend.  I like making it in a Tupperware because that way you can store it easily for up to 4 days in the refrigerator.

I have made this so many different ways, swapping out the Tabasco for sriracha, adding some yellow mustard, more garlic or no garlic, even with vegan mayonnaise!  Change the ½ cup mayo to ¼ and add ¼ miracle whip, 2 tbsp. French dressing, and 2 tbsp. dill pickle relish and you have Big Mac sauce!  We will re visit Big Macs at a later date!

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