Thousand Island Dressing

Total Time:
20 min
Prep:
20 min

Yield:
2 cups
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons mustard powder
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon sweet relish
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped green olives
  • 1 jalapeno, finely chopped
Directions

In a bowl combine yogurt, vegetable oil, tomato sauce, lemon juice, mustard powder, sugar, salt, and pepper. Whisk together until blended. Add onion, sweet relish, olives, and jalapeno and whisk to combine evenly. Chill 1 hour.


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    as alway Alton brings a fresh look to food. Yogurt instead of mayo works for calories minded people
    I absolutely loved this dressing the first time I made it's become my go to dressing for almost any type of salad and I think it works better with a Reuben than a traditional thousand island dressing. One thing that I've begun to do that makes it a little less strong on the harsh onion notes is to saute the onions, olives and jalapeños in the oil. It sweetens the onion a bit to keep the flavor but relieve a little of the harsh bite. It also adds a nice smoky flavor from the jalapeños being cooked which really brings the whole thing together. Hope it helps!!
    This is a great recipe -- it's a way to eat a salad with a creamy, heavy dressing, without feeling guilty about fat and calories. It is quite oniony as written. We cut the amount of onion in half, and it still overpowered the dressing -- especially after it was allowed to sit for a few hours. I recommend using only a tablespoon or two of onion, or perhaps using scallion or shallot instead. Also, doubling the amount of tomato sauce makes it less "blond", and (in my opinion) more like thousand island.
    I tried this out and loved it! Just that it does not stay for too long.
    A great recipe variation of the classic wonderful salad dressing.
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