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Creamy vegan Thousand Island dressing even non-vegans will love

Grab yourself some vegan mayonnaise along with a few other ingredients to whip up a batch of vegan Thousand Island dressing. Then go ahead and dress up a salad. Or sandwich. Or baked potato. Whatever you like.

The Thousand Islands are just between the U.S. and Canada, in the St. Lawrence River. There are a variety of stories that claim the origins of Thousand Island dressing, but it eventually made its way… well, now you can make this recipe for vegan Thousand Island dressing anywhere.

Vegan Thousand Island dressing

Thousand Island dressing is so popular across the country, and why not? It’s got a bit of tartness to it, and along with its creaminess, it works well on sandwiches and salads, as a dip for veggies and even as a topping for baked potatoes. It’s traditionally made with mayonnaise as its base, and ketchup too. If you’d like to spice things up slightly, then add a dash of hot sauce to the mix. You’ll find about 1,000 uses for this tasty dressing.

Note: Vegan foods are made without any animal or animal-derived products. Carefully check the packaging labels of food products you use for these recipes to ensure they are vegan.

Vegan Thousand Island dressing recipe

Yields 1 cup


  • 1 cup vegan mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 1 teaspoon finely diced onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika


  1. In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients until well blended.
  2. Taste, and adjust the seasoning as needed.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes before using.

Get your salad all dressed up with vegan Thousand Island dressing.

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