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Authentic Thousand Island Dressing Recipe

This recipe is really good and it shows you how to make Thousand Island dressing the traditional way. If you dislike the bright pink/orange version of Thousand Island dressing that you get in bottles, you might prefer this one, because it has a more natural look and a good flavor too.

The combination of ingredients in this authentic Thousand Island dressing recipe makes it perfect for dressing up any salad or you can use it as a vegetable dip. Try serving it with raw veggies like bell pepper, broccoli, mushrooms, radish, and celery. Once you try this Thousand Island dressing recipe, you will know why this dressing became so popular in the last few decades. This is nothing like the super-sweet bottled thousand island dressings – it is much, much nicer.

The chopped eggs are a great ingredient. It is best to chop them very finely, along with the red bell pepper and other chunky ingredients, so the resulting dressing is not too lumpy, or at least does not have large lumps in it. This texture gives it a charming homemade feel which makes it really special, and everyone will see and taste that you made it yourself and did not simply buy a bottle.

Thousand Island Dressing Recipe with Olives
Summary: This recipe offers the distinctive tang of Thousand Island dressing, as well as a homemade freshness guaranteed to brighten up any salad. It is easy to make too.
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Salad Dressing
Serves: 25
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  • ¾ cup sweet pickle relish
  • 1 quart mayonnaise
  • ½ cup diced red bell pepper
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • ½ cup chopped black olives
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  1. Put the eggs in a saucepan and cover them with cold water.
  2. Bring the water to a boil and immediately remove it from the heat.
  3. Cover the pan and let the eggs stand in the hot water for 10 to 12 minutes.
  4. Remove them from the hot water, then cool, peel and finely chop them.
  5. Whisk together the chopped eggs, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, cloves, mayonnaise, relish, vinegar, olives, and red pepper, until evenly blended.
  6. Chill and serve spooned over fresh greens or a garden salad.
  7. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

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Thousand Island dressing is one of the most popular kinds and it is tangy, sweet and savory, offering a beautiful blend of special flavors. This dressing is delicious served over mixed salad leaves and it is also nice with delicate types of protein such as shrimp or chicken. This homemade Thousand Island dressing is made with pickle relish, bell pepper, Worcestershire sauce, cloves, olives, eggs, and more, so you can expect a delicious taste. Homemade Thousand Island dressing is much nicer than the commercially made kinds. Make this once and you will never want the readymade type again.

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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hello and welcome to Amazing Salad Recipes. My name is Christine and I'm delighted you are visiting. I started this blog because salad is such an important dish. It can be a side dish or a whole meal, and there are so many type I love to prepare and serve to my family, helping them get all their nutrients as well as having something they can really enjoy.

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