Thousand Island dressing is a popular dressing that derives from Canada. It gives off a nice sweet, tangy taste. It's great not just on salads, but it also enhances the flavor of burgers and serves as a nice topping for Reubens. The two key ingredients of Thousand Island dressing is mayonnaise and ketchup, and it usually contains a variety of other ingredients to adjust the flavor, such as olive oil, ketchup, lemon juice, orange juice, vinegar and mustard.
Purchasing salad dressing from the store is convenient, but many brands can be unhealthy and contain high amounts of sodium, sugar, fat and preservatives. If you want to be completely in control of what you're putting into your body, try making your own Thousand Island dressing at home.
This recipe uses a hard-boiled egg to thicken the contents and makes around two and a half cups of the dressing.
The dressing can be served as soon as it's done being prepared, but refrigerating it for 12 to 24 hours before serving yields the best results.
This variation for Thousand Island dressing is quick to prepare and is not made with any eggs, which makes it a good option for lacto-vegetarians and vegans. Because there is no thickening agent, this recipe will be more liquid-like and thin than the recipe above, but still taste delicious.
A healthier version of Thousand Island dressing, this recipe uses low-fat plain yogurt as the base with a small amount of mayonnaise, therefore greatly reducing the fat content. It makes about one cup of dressing, and it only contains 50 calories and three grams of fat.For the best results, use a blender to mix the ingredients.