The well known Thousand Island Dressing Recipe dates back to at least the early
1900’s. The "Thousand Islands" suggests the Thousand Islands of upstate
New York. There are as many local as there are personal variations of
this very popular salad dressing.
Today many like to add tomato paste and/or Ketchup. Simply mixing
mayonnaise, ketchup, sweet relish and salt and black pepper gives you a
nice Thousand Island salad dressing as well, but this is a recipe with
some more flavors and “sting” to it.
This homemade salad dressing is thick, and works as a very tasty dip or hamburger dressing as well.
1000 Island dressing is also often used as a spread for Grilled Reuben sandwiches.
If you find the sauce too thick for a salad dressing, just mix in 2 tbs. olive oil and 1 tbs. water.
Simply mix all ingredients, except the egg, in a Mini Food Processor , until evenly blended, and then stir in the chopped egg (if you like egg, this is optional).
Or you can just whisk all ingredients together in a medium bowl. Finally put in a screw cap jar and refrigerate for at least 30 min. before serving to let the flavors develop. Store the dressing in the refrigerator for up to a week.