Authentic Thousand Island Dressing

Authentic Thousand Island Dressing


"Many variations of this recipe exist, but this version has been a favorite in Alexandria Bay, NY (the Heart of The Thousand Islands) for nearly 50 years."


20 m servings 436 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  • Calories:
  • 436 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 45.2 g
  • 69%
  • Carbs:
  • 8g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 56 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium:
  • 499 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Cover and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool, peel and chop.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the chopped eggs, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, vinegar, cloves, mayonnaise, relish, olives and red pepper until evenly blended. Chill and serve spooned over fresh greens. Store in the refrigerator.
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  1. 100 Ratings


This recipe proves how a great dressing can become immensely popular and then be ruined by corporate profiteering interests once they start cutting corners. This dressing is NOT the orange color...

I grew up in a tiny town in the midwest and we had this cafe run by some woman who is no longer with us and she made the absolutely best homemade thousand island recipe. This is the first recip...

I must concur with all the other reviewers. This dressing is wonderful! I used to love 1000 Islnd, but found that over the years the ready made stuff has bvecome too sweet or cloyingly sour. ...

My bf made a concerned face when he saw that my homemade version of his favorite dressing was not orange. But he freaked out after he tasted it, and now he wants me to make it all the time, and...

Made this today. It was very good. I will keep it on hand at all times. My kids even like it. Very easy. Thank you!

A little bit of Heaven atop a bed of crispy romaine! Wow! Everyone loved this dressing. Thanks to the local 1000 Islander! This is a keeper at my house! PS...I must admit I left out the cloves. ...

This was very good. I hate olives so they were out. I used reduced fat mayo and it worked well. We also used this as a topping on a hamburger. Thank you.

This is a great TI dressing! I didn't have any red peppers or cloves on hand, so those were omitted. But I added a teaspoon of chili sauce that gave it some color and a little bit of that extr...

Thank You! I've been looking for a good thousand for a long time. Our family loves this we even dipped our homemade fries into it tonight. I followed the recipe exactly and it made 6 1/2 cups...