I can’t really see buying many salad dressings anymore because making them with ingredients normally in your fridge or pantry is so easy and so much better. If you don’t do this yet, try it. It’s one of the easiest and cheapest ways to experiments with flavors and in minutes you have a dish that is uniquely your own, using the ingredients you have in hand.
Anyways, here’s another good one to keep on hand: Thousand Island Dressing. After searching online for a recipe that I could easily whip up to go with my burgers one night, I happened to find this one that looked simple and promising (despite the name): Aaron McCargo’s Big Daddy’s Thousand Island, which can be found here — http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/aaron-mccargo-jr/big-daddys-thousand-island-recipe/index.html
Mix all of the following ingredients well together in a bowl:
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 3 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
- 1 1/2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
- 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
- Pinch salt
- Pinch coarsely ground black pepper
I dont usually measure this recipe out but tend to stick roughly to the 3 parts mayo to 1 part ketchup, and I think I’ve always used white wine vinegar instead of the red wine vinegar. Feel free to add other ingredients too…I’ve seen diced hard-boiled eggs, jalapeño, capers, lemon juice, mustard, garlic, chili paste, Worcestershire, or onions.
Use this on burgers, salmon burgers (be on the lookout for my recipe soon), reubens, fries, a lightly dressed salad, veggies, chips, or even shrimp.