by Texas Homesteader ~
RancherMan’s not much of a salad guy. But he knows I’ll be pushing the fresh veggies on him every chance I get. LOL!
Recently I came by a larger quantity of carrots. So in an effort to make sure they didn’t go to waste I blanched & froze quite a few. I also steamed others for supper sides.
Oh, and I also sliced up some raw ones as well. In a sneaky sneak-in-more-veggies move I have a glass container that I keep in the fridge with these sliced carrots. While I’m preparing supper I’ll bring it out for him to snack on.
But he’s not one to snack on carrots without dipping them into a sauce of some kind. And his sauce of choice is Thousand Island dressing. But then the unthinkable happened – we ran out of the dressing.
(In my best southern belle voice) “Oh gracious, what evah shall I do??”
Well thankfully, Thousand Island dressing is ridiculously easy to make. I stir in equal parts of homemade sweet pickle relish and homemade mayonnaise, and 1/2 measure of ketchup.
Since RancherMan doesn’t typically eat salad I don’t want to make a huge quantity. So today the quantities I mixed up were 1/2 cup each relish & mayonnaise and 1/4 cup ketchup along with a little salt & pepper.
Not being genetically able to leave a recipe alone I also minced up about 1/4 teaspoon of garlic and about a tablespoon of onion and a minced dill pickle slice. Hey, the more veggies I can sneak into everyday foods for him the better, right?? I also like to stir in a small amount of prepared mustard since it adds some zing and cuts the dressing’s sweet flavor a bit.
Then I just poured it into the empty Thousand Island dressing bottle. The salad dressing was replenished, balance was restored and peace reigned once more in our homestead kingdom, with RancherMan happily munching on raw carrots.
Thousand Island Dressing
Out of Thousand Island Dressing? No problem, this recipe only has THREE ingredients (although you can add minced onion, pressed garlic or other flavorings if you like.) Just stir the ingredients together & you're done!
- 1/2 cup sweet pickle relish
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- salt & pepper to taste
OPTIONAL INGREDIENT OPTION(S):
1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
1 Tablespoon minced onion
1 finely-chopped dill pickle slice
1/4 teaspoon prepared mustard cuts the sweet & adds some zing, if desired
Mix all together & pour into repurposed container - ENJOY!
Other Favorite Condiments
- Homemade Mayonnaise
- Baconnaise – Bacon-Flavored Mayonnaise
- Fast Food: Basic Mix-n-Pour BBQ Sauce
- Honey-Sweetened, Smoky BBQ Sauce
- BBQ Rub & Beer-Based Mop Sauce Recipe
- Thousand Island Salad Dressing
- Sweet/Savory Pear Relish
- Fresh Pico de Gallo
- Fresh Herb & Olive Oil HERB BOMBS
- Quick Garlic/Herb Sauce Using Fresh Herbs
- Oats Can Substitute Easily For Bread Crumbs
…and MUCH more
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