Recipe for Thousand Island Dressing

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I'll always remember making Thousand Island Dressing as a girl at a 4-H cooking meeting. Pink sauce with yummy chunks of boiled egg and relish. Click to Tweet

I’ll always remember making Thousand Island Dressing as a girl at a 4-H cooking meeting.

I was probably 7 or 8 years old, and everyone in the cooking class road the bus home after school to our cooking leader’s house. As soon as we’d get there, we’d have to wash our hands. And then we’d sit around the kitchen table or in the living room to go over what we were going to learn that day. We had a little cookbook that we followed that gave detailed instructions as well as tips and nutritional information.

Thousand Island Dressing

Some days we’d make cookies, or muffins, and I think there was usually a snack or an actual meal that we prepared. We would pair off and each group would be in charge of doing part of the meal, maybe something like potato boats. Do you remember those?

One afternoon my group was assigned a dressing to go with a salad. It had eggs in it. It was delicious! And it was PINK!

I had never tasted a chunky, pink salad dressing before. (My mom bought Ott’s French Dressing and Ranch.) So, I was really branching out at this cooking meeting. But that’s what 4-H and learning how to cook is all about. Trying new things.

As a mom and recipe blogger, I was challenged one year to find a similar recipe to what I had learned as a girl.

This Thousand Island Dressing is very easy and perfect for little hands to prepare. Say for instance, my granddaughter, who is now 7 and who has hopes of joining her local 4-H club this next year!

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Recipe for Thousand Island Dressing

Thousand Island Dressing

I'll always remember making Thousand Island dressing as a girl at a 4-H cooking meeting. Here's a similar recipe for you to enjoy.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Serving Size 10



  • Place eggs in a small saucepan, covering with water. Bring to boil. Cover saucepan with lid and turn off heat. Let set for 12-14 minutes. Drain water and place eggs in cold water. Refresh cold water as needed, letting them cool for 5-7 minutes. Crack and remove shell from eggs. Dice into small pieces.
  • Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine mayonnaise, ketchup, relish, sugar, lemon juice, onion, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, salt, and pepper. Mix to thoroughly combine. Stir in egg. Serve over your favorite lettuce salad. Serves 10


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