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When given the choice between ranch, blue cheese, thousand island or Italian dressing for my salad, I'll take the thousand island most of the time, there is just something about that tangy flavor that I love! When I would go out to lunch or dinner and order sandwiches or burgers, the ones I would always gravitate towards were the ones that had some kind of thousand island sauce or spread on them. . . mmmmmm, soooo good! What wasn't so good was when I started becoming more interested about what I was eating and paying closer attention to ingredients over nutrition facts, I was shocked at all the junk that made up your typical dressing. Inflammatory oils, added sugar and preservatives make up the unnecessarily long list and sadly, rarely found any real ingredients! I looked at a popular brand that has a thousand island dressing they call "Anything." This product has 19 ingredients listed and the worst offenders are; high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), soybean oil, artificial color, calcium disodium EDTA and gums or thickeners.

Thankfully there are much better choices available to us when it comes to being able to run in and grab a dressing off the shelves but none of those compare to a fresh homemade dressing that comes together quickly and has healthy real food ingredients. This thousand island dressing is also perfect as a spread/sauce on burgers or sandwiches and can be a delicious change from the expected ranch dressing for your crudites not to mention smuggling in a small container into a restaurant and using it in place of the stuff they give you. As always I hope you will find time to make this dressing and tag me in all your fantastic social media photos so I can see how you are using it! Have a great rest of the week.


In health,





  • Author: Lori Newlon
  • Yield: about 1 1/2 cups 1x
  • Cuisine: dressing





  • 1 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup of ketchup
  • 1 hard boiled egg, peeled and cut in half
  • 4 tbsp dill pickle relish
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • few dashes/shakes of smoked paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste


  •  combine all your ingredients, except the hard boiled egg in a mixing bowl.
  • using a fine mesh strainer positioned over the mixing bowl with the dressing in it, use the back of a spoon to force 1/2 of the hard boiled egg at a time through the strainer to get fine “bits” of egg into the dressing.
  • mix well and taste the dressing to see if you want to add any more of the ingredients to suit your taste.
  • place in a jar with a lid and store in the refrigerator for up to a week.


 Use as a dressing on salads, dip for veggies, sliced roast beef and pastrami or a sauce on your burger patties and sandwiches.

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By Lori Newlon

Lori is a Registered Nurse, Certified Bariatric Nurse and a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, with a passion for learning about holistic, "real food" nutrition with a focus for Bariatric patients. She has a firm belief that nutrition plays a pivotal role in not only maintaining your weight, but also supporting your health and wellness through out your weight loss journey!

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