Saturday, April 21, 2012
Homemade Thousand Island Dressing
We haven't been eating very many fresh greens lately and I have been craving a salad. My husband's favourite salad dressing is Thousand Island, and we didn't have any (well, technically we do actually have a bottle in the fridge that I have not yet removed although it expired months ago--we don't eat a lot of salads when it isn't barbecue season). I really wanted to have a salad tonight with supper, so I looked up homemade thousand island style dressings online, and combined a few to make this. It's super easy and it tastes just as good (if not better, with a bit more oomph!) than the bottled variety.
Some day maybe I'll really make it from scratch with homemade mayo and ketchup but for now, I'll do it the easy way, with the Hellmann's and Heinz varieties. The great thing about this dressing is I can pretty much guarantee you have everything you need in your house right now!
Thousand Island Dressing
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tbsp ketchup
1 tbsp white vinegar
2 tsp sugar
2 tsp sweet pickle relish
1 tsp finely minced onion (I used Epicure 3 Onion Dip Mix to make it even easier)
2 shakes of Worcestershire sauce
a couple shakes of salt
some freshly ground black pepper
Whisk together in a bowl until smooth and creamy and spoon over a fresh salad, in this case, romaine lettuce, diced red onion, grated carrot, and walnut. Yum. I love pantry staples turned into something easy and yummy!
This post is shared with Homestead Barn Hop #59 at The Prairie Homestead.