Thousand Island Dressing . Pennies

There’s really nothing to a modern-day Thousand Island – as a teenager, I worked in a restaurant that always made their own. A young friend always refers to this as “Mac” sauce; she’s only familiar with this as the “special” sauce on a McDonalds’ Big Mac. As a matter of fact, she’s taken quite a shine to it and calls it “Mac Sauce” when requesting it at other restaurants.

Thousand Island Dressing - Mac Sauce
Thousand Island Dressing – Mac Sauce

One can get a bit fancier with this and add onions, capers, and all sorts of tiny little minced items, but here’s the basic to throw together quickly at home, perfect for a Reuben Sandwich or my Da Bomb Oven Hamburgers.

1,000 Island Dressing

  • Servings: 1/4 cup
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • Two heaping tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • scant two teaspoons of pickle relish
  • teaspoon or a bit more of ketchup (enough to make the dressing pink)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Optional: A bit of finely minced onion, a sprinkle of garlic salt, a dash of vinegar, a pinch of sugar.

Mix all ingredients together. Taste and adjust. Chill. Best after a bit of time in the fridge for the flavors to meld.

That’s it – pure and simple.

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