Learn how to make amazing homemade Keto Thousand Island Dressing with just 5 simple ingredients. Top salads, sandwiches, or anything else you are in the mood for. It’s delicious, tastes way better than the bottled stuff, and its low carb, gluten-free, and grain-free.
I know many people think of ranch dressing as the king of dressings. I can’t blame anyone, because it goes so well with everything. However, I often get a mood for something different, and that is when this keto dressing works perfectly. It’s creamy and zesty, just the way I like it.
You can top a cheeseburger with this dressing or add it to your favorite salad fixings. You honestly can’t go wrong, and I would be lying if I said I didn’t lick the spoon. Don’t judge; it’s truly that good!
How To Make Keto Thousand Island Dressing
You are going to love how quickly you can throw this dressing together. It makes it easy to add to all your favorite recipes and takes less than 5 minutes to make.
All you need to do is add the mayonnaise, ketchup, dill pickles, lemon juice, and garlic salt together. Give the dressing a stir, and you can eat it right away. For even more flavor, place it int the fridge for an hour to let the seasoning and flavors to marry even more. Enjoy!
Is There Sugar In 1000 Island Dressing?
Traditional thousand island dressings typically do have sugars in them. Ketchup is known for being filled with sugar. That’s why I use keto-approved sugar-free ketchup when I make this thousand island dressing. It’s a delicious option to keep it low carb, but still gives you a subtle sweetness that’s wonderful. So be sure to use ketchup that is sugar-free, and you shouldn’t have any problems.
Can I Swap Dill Pickles For Sweet Pickles?
Yes, as long as you use sugar-free sweet pickles, they would be a great swap idea. Sweet pickles often have sugar added to them to make them taste so sweet. Look over the ingredients and make sure there isn’t any type of sugar added. When you add sweet pickles to the keto 1000 island dressing, it will taste different, so you’ll want to keep that in mind. The pickles are an important ingredient to give you some tasty tang in every bite.
How Long Does Homemade Dressing Last?
You can prepare this thousand island dressing and keep it in an airtight storage container for up to one week. It needs to be kept cold in the fridge until you are ready to use it. If you do a lot of meal prepping and planning, you will love having some of this dressing on hand for those meals.
What Can I Serve Keto Thousand Island Dressing On?
Obviously, you can add this homemade dressing to your favorite salad, but there are other foods that taste amazing with it too. Here are a few ideas for you to consider trying out.
- Burger - Grill a juicy cheeseburger and top it with a tablespoon or so of this thousand island dressing. I will warn you; it’s insanely good!
- Make it a dip - You don’t have to only use the dressing on top of foods, you can dip foods into it too. We love to dip our fresh veggies in thousand island dressing. So good!
- Add it to a sandwich or lettuce wrap - Rubens is well known for being served with thousand island dressing, but you can also add it to any other sandwich you are making. Try it and see what you like.
Can I Make Thousand Island Dressing Spicy?
If you want to add a little bit of heat in your homemade keto dressing, that’s no problem at all. To add a little bit of spiciness, I recommend a splash or two of sriracha sauce. Add it to taste, and it will be wonderful. You can also add in some crushed red pepper flakes to add some fire to the dressing.
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- 1 cup mayo
- ¼ cup sugar free ketchup sugar free
- ¼ cup dill pickles finely chopped
- 2 tablespoon lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon garlic salt
- Stir together all ingredients.
Take a look at a few other dressing recipes that are all keto and delicious.
- Creamy Garlic Salad Dressing
- Paleo Ranch Dressing
- Cilantro Lime Pesto, Dip, Dressing and Mayo
- Cucumber Tomato Salad with Lemon Dill Dressing
This recipe is delicious and extremely versatile! We have used it on burgers, salads, and low-carb pressed sandwiches. (It complimented our chicken/bacon sandwiches perfectly!) This dressing is a staple in our Keto journey.
Oh my word, this was delicious 😋!!!!! Thousand Island is my favorite dressing. My husband, who doesn’t really use thousand island tried and really liked it. We use G Hughes ketchup(walmart). Great ketchup 😊. Thanks Taryn. Looking forward to trying more of your recipes
This was the perfect dressing for my salad this afternoon! Thanks for sharing, can't wait to make more already 🙂
Erica Schwarz says
This dressing is so easy and delicious. I don't do keto, but I avoid sugar so this recipe was perfect for us. Thanks!
Mandy Smith says
I have been wanting to find a healthier option for store bought thousand island! What is your favorite sugar free ketchup?
I like this one by Primal Kitchen and it's readily available. I can get it at Walmart or Target.
Edward Kowalski says
when all of the ingredients will last over a month in your refrigerator why are you saying that when you combine them they will only last one week?
I am not a food scientist but I've found that when you combine an acid (lemon juice & pickles) with mayo the result lasts a shorter period of time. This could be good a month if you do use all fresh ingredients but I prefer to play it safe and only make the amount we will use in a week or two.