Homemade dressing is always the BEST way to show off fresh greens. This Classic 1000 Island Dressing, made in less than ten minutes, is creamy, tangy with a hint of sweetness and is not only wonderful on salads but also on burgers, sandwiches and as a dip!

Classic 1000 Island Dressing made with mayonnaise, ketchup, relish and onion is a great topping for salads and is also a yummy dip!

This dressing has been a staple in my kitchen for years. I use it to dress my greens, of course, but it has so many other uses. It’s a must on my Slow Cooker Corned Beef Reubens and when grilling season starts, it’s the perfect topping for a juicy burger. It’s shown up at many a party as a dip with carrot and celery sticks, too. My personal favorite way to enjoy this yummy dressing is just to dunk a few pretzels in that creamy goodness. Now, the secret is out!

Classic 1000 Island Dressing made with mayonnaise, ketchup, relish and onion is a great topping for salads and is also a yummy dip!

I call my recipe a “classic,” mostly because I’ve been making it for so long. It’s original name 1000 Island Dressing, has graced many a restaurant’s menu but you might also know it as “special sauce” or “secret sauce.” As far as the history of the recipe, it appears it was introduced in the early 1900’s. Not that any of this matters in the long run, it’s just kind of fun to know a bit about this yummy concoction since it’s just so stinking good!

Classic 1000 Island Dressing made with mayonnaise, ketchup, relish and onion is a great topping for salads and is also a yummy dip!

I am not kidding when I say this dressing goes well with so many other dishes. Once you make it you’ll know what I mean. Just let your imagine go wild…and grab some pretzels while you’re at it!

Other great recipes to serve with 1000 Island Dressing:

Classic 1000 Island Dressing made with mayonnaise, ketchup, relish and onion is a great topping for salads and is also a yummy dip!

Classic 1000 Island Dressing

Prep Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Extras, Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24
Author: Donya | asouthernsoul.com

Ingredients

  • 2 cups mayonnaise (NOT salad dressing)
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 heaping tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons grated onion
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Add mayonnaise, ketchup, relish, lemon juice, grated onion to a small bowl. Whisk together until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. 
  • Can be stored in refrigerator in sealed container for up to one week.

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Classic 1000 Island Dressing made with mayonnaise, ketchup, relish and onion is a great topping for salads and is also a yummy dip!

Classic 1000 Island Dressing made with mayonnaise, ketchup, relish and onion is a great topping for salads and is also a yummy dip!

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Shared with my friends at Weekend Potluck and Meal Plan Monday.

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