Thousand Island Salad Dressing | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | fantastic homemade #saladdressing that's perfect for any #salad. It's great to use as a dip as well. #glutenfree

Thousand Island Salad Dressing

June 29, 2012Teresa

2013 – Gluten Free Living

This is a fantastic Thousand Island Salad Dressing recipe! Years ago I found this recipe in a Taste of Home magazine and knew I wanted to try it. I set the recipe aside for YEARS before finally getting around to trying it. When I did I was amazed by the taste and texture.

On top of that it has just a handful of ingredients. The only thing that takes a little time is hard boiling the two eggs. If you’ve already hard boiled some eggs for other purposes and can snag two from another batch so much the better.

Yes, I know this isn’t as healthy as vinegar and oil, but I love Thousand Island Salad Dressing, and this Taste of Home recipe is a great alternative to store bought brands filled with high fructose corn syrup, MSG, and other garbage, although you will have to hunt for Chili Sauce and mayonnaise that doesn’t have any of that in it.

It’s very easy to make, so if you prefer making your own salad dressings this is one to add to your collection. To make this really healthy you will have to make your own mayonnaise (or Miracle Whip) and find a chili sauce (or make your own) that doesn’t have high fructose corn syrup in the ingredients. Even as it is, the recipe is delicious. You will love it served over salad if you like Thousand Island Salad Dressing.

When I originally posted this recipe in June 2012, it was right after I started my blog. I remade the recipe that first year and took better pictures, but they still weren’t taken with my Canon so they weren’t as nice as I would have liked.

I recently remade this recipe (February 2016) for a family that had a Leap Year baby! I served it with Vegan Pumpkin Soup with Leeks, Apples & Pears and Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Almond Bread since they have a child with gluten intolerance. I’ve included better pictures so you can see how delicious this salad dressing is to make. I’ve included the salad recipe as well, in case you want to repeat it, but this dressing can go on almost any combination of salad.

Thousand Island Salad Dressing | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | fantastic homemade #saladdressing that's perfect for any #salad. It's great to use as a dip as well. #glutenfree

Thousand Island Salad Dressing is a great recipe to go with any tossed salad combination.

Thousand Island Salad Dressing | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | fantastic homemade #saladdressing that's perfect for any #salad. It's great to use as a dip as well. #glutenfree

For those who like to dip their salad ingredients in dressing, it works great that way, too.

Thousand Island Salad Dressing | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | fantastic homemade #saladdressing that's perfect for any #salad. It's great to use as a dip as well. #glutenfree

Here’s a close up of the dressing so you can see the texture.

Here’s what I did.

Thousand Island Salad Dressing | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | fantastic homemade #saladdressing that's perfect for any #salad. It's great to use as a dip as well. #glutenfree

I used these ingredients.

Thousand Island Salad Dressing | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | fantastic homemade #saladdressing that's perfect for any #salad. It's great to use as a dip as well. #glutenfree

Get the eggs boiling right away. Cover eggs with water. Replace lid. Once water comes to a boil, reduce heat to low/medium and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat immediately and run cold water over eggs. Crack shell and remove. Peel and dice eggs, then add to a mixing bowl.

Measure out Miracle Whip and place in small mixing bowl. Add chili sauce, diced green onions, regular onions (Yes, this recipe uses both kinds of onions), salt and paprika.

Thousand Island Salad Dressing | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | fantastic homemade #saladdressing that's perfect for any #salad. It's great to use as a dip as well. #glutenfree

Stir ingredients to combine. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Thousand Island Salad Dressing | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | fantastic homemade #saladdressing that's perfect for any #salad. It's great to use as a dip as well. #glutenfree

To serve: place salad ingredients on a plate. Top salad with Thousand Island Salad Dressing. 

Thousand Island Salad Dressing | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | fantastic homemade #saladdressing that's perfect for any #salad. It's great to use as a dip as well. #glutenfree

This salad dressing is so refreshing. Serve it with any combination of tossed salad ingredients including just plain lettuce.

Thousand Island Salad Dressing | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | fantastic homemade #saladdressing that's perfect for any #salad. It's great to use as a dip as well. #glutenfree

Thousand Island Salad Dressing is so quick and easy to make up. After the eggs have boiled this recipe only takes about 5 minutes!

Thousand Island Salad Dressing | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | fantastic homemade #saladdressing that's perfect for any #salad. It's great to use as a dip as well. #glutenfree

This recipe makes a spectacular dip for veggies, too.

Here’s the recipe.

THOUSAND ISLAND SALAD DRESSING

(Recipe adapted from Taste of Home Annual Recipes Cookbook, 2001)

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Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
THOUSAND ISLAND SALAD DRESSING:
SALAD:
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
THOUSAND ISLAND SALAD DRESSING:
SALAD:
Thousand Island Salad Dressing | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | fantastic homemade #saladdressing that's perfect for any #salad. It's great to use as a dip as well. #glutenfree
Instructions
THOUSAND ISLAND SALAD DRESSING:
  1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients; mix well.
  2. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  3. Serve over salad greens.
  4. Yield: 1 ½ cups.
SALAD:
  1. Layer in order, toss, and serve with dressing.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: You can use either Hellmann's mayonnaise or Miracle Whip, or a combination of the two (which is what I used).

Other options: 1 yellow pepper, diced, ½ cup shredded cabbage.

Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

 

[b]Thousand Island Salad Dressing[/b]
Recipe Type: Salads and Salad Dressings
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from [url href=”http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/thousand-island-salad-dressing” target=”_blank” title=”thousand island salad dressing”]Taste of Home[/url]
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 6
This lovely recipe is one of the best I’ve ever tasted for Thousand Island Salad Dressing. Amazing taste and gluten free.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup [url href=”http://www.hellmanns.com/” target=”_blank”]Hellmann’s[/url] mayonnaise or [url href=”http://www.kraftrecipes.com/products/miracle-whip.aspx” target=”_blank”]Miracle Whip[/url] (I used ½ cup of each)
  • ¼ cup chili sauce
  • 2 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
  • 1 green onion, diced
  • 1/3 cup chopped celery
  • 4 ½ tsp. finely chopped onion
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • ½ tsp. salt
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients; mix well.
  2. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  3. Serve over salad greens.
  4. Yield: 1 ½ cups.
Notes
You can use either Hellmann’s mayonnaise or Miracle Whip, or a combination of the two (which is what I used).

 

[b]Salad[/b]
Recipe Type: Salads and Salad Dressings
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Teresa Ambra – my own creation
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 6
This lovely recipe is one of the best I’ve ever tasted for Thousand Island Salad Dressing. Amazing taste and gluten free.
Ingredients
  • 2 bags butter bliss lettuce
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes
  • 1 cucumber, sliced or quartered and sliced
  • 1/3 cup matchsticks carrots
  • 1 small zucchini, sliced or diced
  • 1 small yellow squash, sliced or diced
  • about 2 oz. miniature pepperoni
  • 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Layer in order, toss, and serve with dressing.
Notes
[b]Other options:[/b] 1 yellow pepper, diced, ½ cup shredded cabbage.
Thousand Island Salad Dressing | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | fantastic homemade #saladdressing that's perfect for any #salad. It's great to use as a dip as well. #glutenfree

This is the best tasting Thousand Island Salad Dressing I’ve ever eaten. 

Thousand Island Salad Dressing | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | fantastic homemade #saladdressing that's perfect for any #salad. It's great to use as a dip as well. #glutenfree

If you like Thousand Island Salad Dressing you will love this recipe!

Thousand Island Salad Dressing | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | fantastic homemade #saladdressing that's perfect for any #salad. It's great to use as a dip as well. #glutenfree

Delectable!

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Thousand Island Salad Dressing BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
This lovely recipe is one of the best I've ever tasted for Thousand Island Salad Dressing. Amazing taste and gluten free.
Thousand Island Salad Dressing | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | fantastic homemade #saladdressing that's perfect for any #salad. It's great to use as a dip as well. #glutenfree
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
THOUSAND ISLAND SALAD DRESSING:
SALAD:
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
THOUSAND ISLAND SALAD DRESSING:
SALAD:
Thousand Island Salad Dressing | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | fantastic homemade #saladdressing that's perfect for any #salad. It's great to use as a dip as well. #glutenfree
Instructions
THOUSAND ISLAND SALAD DRESSING:
  1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients; mix well.
  2. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  3. Serve over salad greens.
  4. Yield: 1 ½ cups.
SALAD:
  1. Layer in order, toss, and serve with dressing.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: You can use either Hellmann's mayonnaise or Miracle Whip, or a combination of the two (which is what I used).

Other options: 1 yellow pepper, diced, ½ cup shredded cabbage.

Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

9 Comments

  • Marja

    March 11, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    Hi,
    Something went wrong i guess, i was still writing when it vanished.
    I just have one question. Can i put this all together in a blender or food processor to make a smooth dressing wich i love?
    I live in the Netherlands, Europe and the only thousand island dressing i can buy is smooth. I love that only the flavor is not right to my opinion.
    That’s why i want to try yours.
    Oh…one more question. Can i put some vinegar in the dressing? I like my dressings to be sour and tart. I like to eat sour food. Or do i destroy the flavor when i put some vinegar in it?
    Thanks in advance for answering my questions.
    Have a great day and who knows till next time?

    1. Teresa

      March 12, 2019 at 4:41 pm

      Hi, Marja. Let me offer a few suggestions. First of all I would try the recipe as stated. Then if you don’t like it add the extra ingredients. The chili sauce in America is tart and has bite to it. So before you add vinegar you really need to try it this way first. Regarding the blender, why don’t you consider making it without blending it first. If you really don’t care for the texture, then pop it in the blender and puree until it’s the consistency you prefer. It really is a terrific dressing. I hope you enjoy it, no matter which way you make it. 🙂

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  • Alison

    August 28, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    I love Thousand Island dressing and am so excited to try this! Thanks!!!

    1. Teresa

      August 28, 2012 at 4:24 pm

      Hope you enjoy it!

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