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Just fabulous ! I learned that there is a huge difference between Russian Dressing and Thousand Island. Russian has Vinegar…..spices…not my favorite in Reuben sauce or sandwich sauce. Then, I found your recipe. EASY, BASIC, FLAVORFUL, UNCOMPLICATED. My fiancé and I love to cook and usually fight over who’s going to cook tonight LOL, we never follow exact recipe’s but use 3 or 4 to get an idea of the dish. Then we do our own thing according to smells of herbs, taste, etc. You know exactly what I’m talking about. But your recipe was perfect . I only took one short-cut because I didn’t have 24 hours to let it sit, only about 6 hours. I “mashed” the onion in the garlic press to make it blend faster. Also, since I used no sugar added ketchup I added a 1/4 tsp of sugar. Thank you for showing us a basic recipe that out tastes all of the others!
You and your fiance have a really delightful process for creating meals, Gail! Thanks for sharing.
Gail–nice review! I use a ketchup that has no sugar but is sweetened with agave nectar. It’s called Organicville Ketchup. Sweet enough & a tad spicey. I find it in the health/organic sections of larger stores or in health food stores. I’m in Wisconsin, so likely it’s readily available most places. A little pricey but the best out there, sugar or no. I take high school students on a weeklong camping trip each summer & always bring this with. They really like it–lovingly refer to it as “hippy ketchup”!
Hippy ketchup! What a gas. Thanks for sharing, Richard!
It was delicious, better than anything in the store.
This dressing was outstanding! Thanks for the recipe!
Excellent and simple!
Made for Ruben sandwiches this evening was super easy omg. I tasted it before putting in refrigerator was amazing delish. Can’t wait for the final outcome this pm when all put together. Thank you
Last comment….I meant DELICIOUS,!!!!
Is there away to convert recipe to alternate measurements? I would like to use a kitchen scale but I am not yet an expert cook. Just thought I would see if there is a way without having to convert each item.By the way, I have made this recipe in the past & it is devious!
We’re so glad you like this! You don’t have to be an expert to use a scale, fortunately. One thing I do with favorite recipes I want to convert is to do volume measurement, then weigh them, and then record it. It’s a little extra work, but the best way to be sure you get accurate results. If that’s too much fuss, you can see if this handy table will help at all. Good luck!
Good recipe.Why do people have to tell us what they substituted or added to a recipe.
Glad you liked this. I think people share their own tweaks and substitutions because it’s fun to have a place to discuss these things with other like-minded cooks. Not everyone has a receptive audience for that sort of thing, so we’re happy to provide a venue for it. It’s really cool when people make the recipe as stated, and also really cool when people make it their own. Thankfully, people do not often complain when they make it their own but it does not work.
Its perfect the way it is, but I tend to double the: relish, ketchup, and onion. I then add about 2 tbsp of ranch powder and a pinch of celery salt.
So good with a homemade Reuben! Used chopped dill pickle instead of sweet (personal preference and apple cider vinegar instead of lemon. Delicious!
This was my first time making 1000 Island dressing.
The Reuben sandwich was my dinner tonight and it was, by far, the BEST.one I’ve ever eaten. Thank you for the recipe! Tomorrow night it should be even better if that’s possible,
This was exactly what I was looking for, reminds me of salads in the summer back when I was a kid. Made it for my fiancé a couple nights ago and he said it reminded him of dinners at his grandma’s :) This was tasty and so simple to throw together.
This is so simple and tastes good. Instead of lemon, I used vinegar. Also added a dash of salt. Thanks for the recipe.
I really like this version. Not as sweet as some. Will be using it for Shrimp Louie tonight. Thank you!
You should use Worcester sauce, instead of sweet pickle, add a teaspoon of runny honey,
you’re only making a very small batch. No wonder the egg overpowered it.
It lacked zing, to me. So I added chipotle powder and abt 1/4 cup apple cider. Everybody called it Grandma’s Special Sauce spread over hamburger, hot dogs, steamed spinach, etc. Yummy!
I made this a low carb version by using a sugar free ketchup and wheylow (sugar substitute). It was delicious!!!! Way better than other thousand island recipes I’ve tried.
Love it! How long is this good for in the fridge?
The dressing will keep for about a week, Sabrina.