We won't even mention just how long it's been since I've done that. (It's been since November of 2011.)
This one is just too good not to give mention to, and I have my mama to thank. She's pretty awesome like that.
We have our family favorite homemade ranch dressing and it's awesome. I seriously haven't bought salad dressing in a sweet forever. Although I'm not nearly on the whole foods bandwagon as I was three years ago (but certainly should be!), I still don't buy salad dressing.
I've heard it's one of the worst processed foods out there, with all the preservatives and junk that manufactures put in them. I know for darn sure that my homemade salad dressing isn't good for like six months after I make it. It's probably good for two weeks, tops. Not that it ever lasts that long--because it's so much better.
Anyhow, thousand island dressing. Seriously NOT my favorite dressing out there. I mean, if it was the only dressing available, I would eat it. Begrudgingly. I would never choose it from a restaurant when eating out. It's simply is not my go to dressing.
Until now--at least when eating at home!
My mama added several things to give this some kick, including horseradish, Sriracha hot sauce and cayenne pepper. And it is yum.
It definitely gets 10 stars in my book!
1,000 Island Salad Dressing with a Little Something Extra
3/4 cup mayonaise
1/3 cup to 1/2 cup of ketchup
2 Tbsp dijon mustard
1 Tbsp prepared horseradish
2 Tbsp Worsteshire sauce
2 Tbsp pickle relish
2-3 tsp Sriracha hot sauce (I don't like things super spicy, but I seriously had to add a fair amount to give this some noticeable kick)
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
Salt, to taste
Mix ingredients together thoroughly. All of these ingredients are approximate.....that's how I (and my mom) both roll in the kitchen!. Feel free to add additional of any of the above ingredients to suit your tastes!
Refrigerate until ready to serve.
This recipe is linked to:
Flour Me with Love's Mix it Up Monday
Premeditated Leftovers Hearth and Soul Hop