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Homemade Thousand Island Dressing Recipe

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Category: Dressing
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: American


Homemade Thousand Island Dressing | This easy recipe can be made with ingredients you already have in your fridge & pantry. It’s better than bottled and the best for salads and Reubens. Dairy free and vegan option. #dressing #salad



  • 1 cup mayonnaise*
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons dill pickle relish
  • 2 tablespoons diced onion
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. In a mixing bowl *affiliate link, whisk together ingredients until evenly combined.
  2. Transfer to an air tight container and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.


*To make this recipe vegan, swap vegan mayonnaise

Keywords: easy, vegan option, dairy free, 5 ingredient, gluten free