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6 March 2015

Want to make your own homemade thousand island dressing at home? Try our version, with just a bit more zing. This recipe will add pizzazz to any dish.

St. Patrick’s Day is on the way, and we know you’re already looking for traditional recipes to prepare for the family or for your big gathering.

In the U.S., St. Patrick’s Day is a traditional party day, with green beer pretty much everywhere, but it’s also a traditional foodie day. We’re happy for that!

Both Patty and I are part Irish, so we’re very familiar with many of the staples you’ll find this time of year – corned beef and cabbage, beef stew, shepherd’s pie, pasties.

Pasties!

I was introduced to pasties by my father up near Iron Mountain, Michigan. Talk about traditional! I digress…

This is Your New Secret Sauce

Everyone’s heard of that special “secret sauce”, the sauce that makes everything better. This could be it for you. Made famous by Big Macs everywhere, you can put on pretty much anything. It’s great on any sandwich.

And YES, use it as your salad dressing. It’s ideal in a salad with lots of veggies.

For us, Patty and I both look forward to a good old Reuben Sandwich. I’ll be posting that particular recipe very soon, but if you’re going to make a Reuben, you’ll need to have either a good Russian dressing or Thousand Island Dressing on hand.

They’re pretty similar, but Thousand Island Dressing is more commonly found around here. Like any sauce, sure, you can pick up a bottle from the store, but like we always say, if you can make it at home, why not?

Homemade is so much better.

PLUS!

We get to tweak the normal recipe to our own personal preferences, which typically leans toward more spicy and more chili peppers.

So! This particular thousand island dress recipe is our own Madness version, which includes Sriracha for the chili sauce, skips the ketchup, and uses giardiniera instead of a sweet pickle relish.

Let’s talk about how we make it, shall we?

Ingredients Needed

  • 1 clove garlic chopped (garlic powder works, too)
  • ½ onion chopped
  • ¾ cup mayo
  • ¼ cup Sriracha a chili sauce is traditional, but we like a hot Sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon giardiniera pickle relish is more traditional, but this is our version! I used a homemade giardiniera for this
  • 1 hard-boiled egg chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Thousand Island Dressing 

First, add the garlic and onion to a food processor and process to form a paste.

Next, add the remaining ingredients and process until smooth.

Push the sauce through a sieve to smooth it out even more.

Use right away, or set into a bowl and refrigerate overnight until ready to use. Should keep 2 days.

The results? Excellent!

It is very creamy. It’s not only good on a Reuben, but also on baked rutabaga fries. Oh yes! We’re having some of those on the side. Reuben recipe coming soon!

Enjoy your St. Patty’s Day!

Patty’s Perspective

I love the tang of this sauce. I couldn’t wait to use it!

Try Some of My Other Popular Condiment Recipes

If you try this recipe, please let us know! Leave a comment, rate it and tag a photo #ChiliPepperMadness on Instagram so we can take a look. I always love to see all of your spicy inspirations. Thanks! — Mike H.

5 from 1 vote
Homemade Thousand Island Dressing - the Madness Version
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Want to make your own homemade thousand island dressing at home? Try our version, with just a bit more zing. This recipe will add pizzazz to any dish.

Course: Main Course, Salad, sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dressing, recipe
Servings: 2
Calories: 647 kcal
Author: Mike Hultquist
Ingredients
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • ½ onion chopped
  • ¾ cup mayo
  • ¼ cup Sriracha a chili sauce is traditional, but we like a hot Sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon giardiniera pickle relish is more traditional, but this is our version! I used a homemade giardiniara for this
  • 1 hard-boiled egg chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Add the garlic and onion to a food processor and process to form a paste.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and process until smooth.
  3. Push the sauce through a sieve to smooth it out even more.
  4. Use right away, or set into a bowl and refrigerate overnight until ready to use. Should keep 2 days.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Thousand Island Dressing - the Madness Version
Amount Per Serving
Calories 647 Calories from Fat 603
% Daily Value*
Fat 67g103%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 128mg43%
Sodium 1534mg64%
Potassium 114mg3%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 235IU5%
Vitamin C 25.7mg31%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Homemade Thousand Island Dressing - the Madness Version

 

2 comments

  1. 5 stars
    I made my own corned beef, a month fermented, just to make your corned beef recipes. I made Corned Beef Hash Recipe Madness Style: way better with homemade corned beef.
    And I just did this one: awesome recipe, thank you Mike!

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