Thousand Island dressing is a salad dressing and condiment.
Its base commonly contains mayonnaise and can include olive oil, lemon juice, orange juice, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, vinegar, cream, chilli sauce, tomato purée, ketchup, or Tabasco sauce.
It also typically contains finely chopped ingredients, which can include pickles, onions, capsicums, green olives, hard-boiled egg, parsley, pimento, chives, garlic, or chopped nuts (such as walnuts or chestnuts).
Thousand Island dressing is the favoured accompaniment to many dishes, including crisp salads, seafood cocktails and crudités. It also makes a fine condiment for spreading on burgers and sandwiches. Did you know that the tangy yet sweet flavour of your favourite bottled version can be easily replicated, and indeed improved on, if you make it yourself?
- ½ clove garlic, minced
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste
- ¾ cup mayonnaise (prepared or homemade)
- ¼ cup bottled chilli sauce
- 2 tablespoons ketchup
- 1 ½ tablespoons minced onion
- 2 teaspoons sweet pickle relish
- ½ large boiled egg, pushed through a sieve or finely chopped
- freshly ground black pepper
- Make a paste with the garlic and ¼ teaspoon of the salt by crushing them with the side of a chef's knife.
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the garlic, mayonnaise, chilli sauce, ketchup, onion, relish and egg until combined.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Use now or store covered in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.