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Homemade Thousand Island Dressing being poured onto lettuce in a white bowl.

Homemade Thousand Island Dressing Recipe

This Homemade Thousand Island Dressing recipe comes together in 5 minutes with just 5 ingredients! It's thick, delicious, and perfect on your next salad.
Course Pantry
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 12 servings (2 tablespoons each)
Calories 135kcal


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup bread and butter pickles finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup ketchup or chili sauce see notes
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • Salt optional


  • In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients until combined and smooth. Add salt to taste if desired (I like 1/2 teaspoon). Use immediately or refrigerate up to 4 days.


You can use either ketchup or chili sauce in this recipe. I prefer it with ketchup, but many "popular" recipes use chili sauce. Use whatever you like better or, more importantly, have on hand.


Calories: 135kcal