This recipe is incredibly easy. Why? Because when it comes down to it, I want a dressing with three ingredients. Period. End of story. I’m a busy girl. I have things to do. People to chat with on Facebook. Bravo TV shows to watch.
What makes Thousand Island so… pink? Red + white in the form of ketchup and mayonnaise. The ketchup adds sweetness, the mayonnaise adds the bulk and the fat. Sweet relish (sugar free. Look for the Mt. Olive brand sweetened with Splenda) adds the delicious, chunky texture.
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Use this dressing wherever you need a little sweetness in your life.
Opt for the low carb ketchup (Low Carb Heinz is 1 carb per Tbsp) or just suck it up and use a regular, organic brand with sugar (no high fructose corn syrup) and absorb the 3 carb hit per Tbsp.
And, unlike the thousand island in the stores, an added bonus–no MSG! What are you waiting for? It’s your Birthday. It’s your Birthday.
One if B’Island Thousand Island Dressing
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 Tbsp sugar-free ketchup
3 tablespoons sugar-free relish (I use Mt. Olive)
Blend. Chill. Serve.
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Makes: about 3/4 cup or about 10, heaping 1 Tbp servings
Nutritional Information per heaping Tbsp serving: Calories: 83, Carbohydrates: .5g, Fiber: 0g, Net Carbohydrates: .5g, Fat: 9g, Protein: 0g.
Options: Use hot and spicy mayonnaise for a spicier dressing. Since you want vibrant over sweet, lessen ketchup to 1 Tbsp.
Use horseradish mayonnaise for something with a clean kick to it. Since you want fresh over sweet, lessen ketchup to 1 Tbsp.
I do this a lot for a hot dog/hamburger dip. I use Dill relish though and add a bit of yellow mustard to the mix. Without the relish, it becomes "fry sauce" too. 😉
Anne H says
Yummy as usual!
Lee Jacintho says
There is also a dill relish available. So no need to worry about sugar.
It’s nice to have a change for salads! Thank you!
I had to order the relish on-line, and made this recipe the day it was delivered. Oh my, it is so good that it is hard to believe it is so simple to make. We love it!