Thousand Island Dressing

Thousand Island Dressing

Stirring a little chile paste into an otherwise classic Thousand Island dressing tones down its sweetness slightly, adding a very gentle bite. For something spicier — and for a noticeable pepper punch — substitute up to 2 tablespoons chile sauce for ketchup. Or, for something sweeter and more mellow, leave out the chile sauce entirely. Other great additions here include a dash or two of Worcestershire sauce or a spoonful of mustard.
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  • Serves: 1 person



  1. Step 1

    In a medium bowl, whisk together all ingredients. Taste and add more salt, vinegar and chile paste, if needed. Use sauce immediately or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
  2. Step 2

    Use as a salad dressing for sturdy, juicy greens, like an iceberg wedge or shredded cabbage, or instead of straight mayonnaise in potato salad, egg salad or tuna salad. Use it to top hard-cooked eggs, hot dogs or avocados. Spread in sandwiches, especially a tomato sandwich or a BLT.