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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Homemade 1000 Island Dressing

I love a good salad dressing.
Especially if it is homemade.
One that can sit in the fridge and I can eat it on everything in site for a week.
One that is great on sandwiches, on salads {of course}, used as a dipper or for eating straight up with a spoon.
This, my folks, is this dressing.
Let's clarify one thing.  I have never, ever bought a bottle of Thousand Island dressing at the grocery store.  The only time I eat it is at a restaurant or if it is sitting at a salad bar.  Why haven't I bought it?  I'm not really sure....because I really do love that stuff!
Please don't ever be afraid of making your own salad dressings.  They are so easy!  And you will know exactly what it is made of.  {Have you ever read the back of some of those bottles?}
I also make a good Greek dressing in the summer and a yummy ranch for wedge salads.  Try them both, you won't regret it.
We have been eating off a huge head of lettuce this week and this dressing has pretty much been snatched up the kids, husband and me.  {Hey, don't judge me, if this dressing gets my kids to eat salad, then so be it}.

I am also putting the fixings for my open-faced reuben sandwiches on the menu for next week, because let's be honest...this dressing would be fabulous on those.

Whip up a batch of this today.  Keep it in the fridge for up to a week in a half pint mason jar.  Refill as many times as needed.

It's okay.

I understand.

It's that good.

Homemade 1000 Island Dressing
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1 c. mayo
1/8 c. ketchup
1 small dill pickle, finely chopped
1 t. garlic powder
1 t. pepper
1 t. onion powder

1.  Combine all ingredients and use as a salad dressing, as a topper on a sandwich or as a dip with vegetables.
2.  Keep in the fridge for up to a week.

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  2. Growing up I remember in the summer time we would have "salad night." My parents had this giant lazy susan in the middle of the dining room table, and there would be everything to build your own salad - lettuce (which I only ate at that time, now I hardly every use that!), carrots, cucumbers, bacon bits, hard boiled eggs, etc., and my Dad would make thousand island dressing from scratch - so good! Thanks for the memory!