Homemade Thousand Island Dressing

Homemade Thousand Island Dressing 1

As a salad lover, I’m always on the lookout for ways to jazz up my salads. And one of the best ways to do that is with a delish homemade dressing. These days, I rarely use store-bought dressings, mostly because I’ve discovered homemade dressings are fairly easy to make and their ingredients and flavors tend to be better.

I mostly make vinaigrettes, but every once and while I whip up my favorite creamy dressing ~ Homemade Thousand Island Dressing. As a child, this is the dressing I would choose over all others. And as a grown-up, it still ranks toward the top of my list. In this recipe, the veggies add a delightful fresh crunch to the dressing.Colorful Salad

This versatile dressing works marvelously as a flavorful condiment on a Reuben sandwich or spooned over a green salad. If you have a little extra time, make up the homemade mayonnaise. You won’t be disappointed. :0)

Homemade Thousand Island Dressing

From Salads by Elsa Petersen-Scheperlern with slight modifications

  • ¾ cup homemade mayonnaise or a good-quality store bought mayonnaise {Click HERE for my favorite homemade mayo.}
  • ¼ cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 3 TBSP chile sauce
  • ½ green bell pepper finely chopped
  • ½ red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp onion, finely chopped


Mix mayonnaise, yogurt, and chile sauce in a bowl. Add bell peppers and onion and mix well.  Serve immediately or refrigerate and use within 3 days. Makes about 2 cups.

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