Perk up your salad with a flavor packed Thousand Island Dressing with less fat and sugar than store bought versions.
The quickest way to ruin a healthy salad is to pour on a bunch of sugary fat laden dressing.
Thousand Island is one of the worst offenders!
This version tastes just like the store bought kind, but only uses the sweetener already present in the ketchup and pickle relish. Use low sugar versions of those if you want.
The fat is reduced by swapping part of the mayonnaise for some plain yogurt. Greek yogurt will be thicker so start with a bit less milk and thin to your liking.
Ways to Use Thousand Island Dressing
Besides topping salads, Thousand Island Dressing is a delicious condiment that can be used in a variety of ways:
- hamburgers and patty melts (think McDonald's "secret sauce")
- sandwiches (especially Reuben sandwiches)
- dipping French fries, chicken strips, seafood, etc.
Lighter Thousand Island Dressing
- ½ cup low fat Greek yogurt
- 3 tablespoons nonfat milk
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise ((regular or reduced fat))
- 2 tablespoons ketchup
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
- 1 ½ tablespoon chopped roasted red pepper
- Combine yogurt, milk, mayonnaise, ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce in a medium bowl until thoroughly combined.
- Stir in pickle relish and red peppers. Thin with additional milk as needed, about 1 teaspoon at a time.
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Audrey, I'm #98 today. Thank you for hosting. And thanks for posting this wonderful lightened up Thousand Island dressing. I'm going to try it soon on a chef salad.
Sounds worth a try! Thanks for linking up at #FridayFrivolity.