Family Favorites - Creamy Thousand Island Dressing

My favorite dressing for salads is Thousand Island. The bottled dressings you can buy just are not as good as I remember from years ago. I am always on the lookout for a recipe and have tried several. 
  This recipe from The Farm Journal Country Cookbook looked closer to what I remembered eating and so decided to try it. I must say, this is marvelous! Just what I remembered eating, easy to make and really, really good.
  My daughter and grandson were here when I was making it, and I had a hard time stopping them from sampling it before I could get it in the refrigerator to chill. They are not fans of Thousand Island so I was really surprised at their reaction. 
  The dressing is fairly thick and we thought it would make a great dip. Tried it with celery and chips and I think that I will have to start keeping this on hand. This is so good and so easy, that I hope some of you will try it for yourselves.
Creamy Thousand Island Dressing
½ cup salad dressing (I used Miracle Whip)
½ cup chili sauce
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
Dash of Tabasco sauce
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon paprika (I omitted this)
2 tablespoons chopped celery
2 tablespoons pickle relish ( I used sweet)
2 tablespoons chopped pimiento olives
1 teaspoon minced onion
1 hard cooked egg chopped
½ cup dairy sour cream
   Combine salad dressing, chili sauce Worcestershire, Tabasco, salt and paprika in 1 qt. Bowl. Stir in celery, relish, olives, onion and egg; mix well. Fold in sour cream. Chill. Makes one pint. Will keep for one month if tightly capped and refrigerated.


  1. This recipe looks marvelous and I shall make it soon, since I usually have all these ingredients on hand. Thousand Island is my husband's favorite salad dressing. I look forward to reading your blog posts and thank you for sharing!

  2. Thanks Donna, we really liked it. It is one of my favorites. The only problem is now I don't want the store bought ones.

  3. This is delicious! I've been searching for a 1000 Island recipe that wasn't too vinegary and this is it. Thank you very much for sharing the recipe.

  4. Nancy, I am so glad you liked it. It is my favorite dressing and this tastes so much better than the bottled stuff from the store, just like I remember growing up.

  5. I came across you blog awhile back and am really enjoying reading your posts. I love the recipes you share and plan to start making some of them. This dressing will be one of the first on the list! I too am from Iowa and am enjoying the pictures you share!

    1. Thanks for your nice comment Rhonda, always nice to hear from our readers. Hope you like it.


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