Thousand Island Dressing Recipe

thousand island on reuben sandwich
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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 15 mins
Servings: 16 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
119 Calories
12g Fat
1g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16
Amount per serving
Calories 119
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 109mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 2g
Calcium 10mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These days, Thousand Island dressing is probably more popular as a sandwich spread than a salad dressing. For a real treat, try it on your next burger!

Any of the mayonnaise-based salad dressings can be made with store-bought mayonnaise, but if you really want the full effect, why not try making your own mayonnaise?


  • 1 pint mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Chili sauce (or cocktail sauce or ketchup)
  • 1 tablespoon onion (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons green pepper (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons pimento (drained and finely chopped)
  • Optional: 1 large hard-boiled egg (chopped)

Steps to Make It

  1. In a glass bowl, combine the mayonnaise and other ingredients. Chill.

  2. Store unused portion in the refrigerator, where it should keep for a day or two.