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Vegan Thousand Island Dressing

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Vegan Thousand Island Dressing | Feed Your Skull

If my memory serves correctly Thousand Island dressing was one of my favorites growing up. I remember going to the Ponderosa salad bar and getting black olives, cherry tomatoes, and cottage cheese and putting said dressing over all of it.

I’m sure I had other veggies too. Probably.

Today I wanted to share my veganized version. I’ve made this twice already and am in love.

Thousand Island dressing was first created in the early 1900s and most likely – though disputed – originated in the Thousand Islands region along the St. Lawrence River.

Let’s get into it.

Vegan Thousand Island Dressing | Feed Your Skull

The base of this dressing is ketchup and vegenaise—the vegan version of mayo. I’ve added in a little worchestshire sauce, because it’s one of my favorite condiments plus some lemon for extra tartness, and a little black pepper to balance out the sweetness.

I used fermented dill relish which adds some healthy probiotics. To make your own dill relish just shred your favorite dill pickle. We were out of homemade ones so I used Bubbies. Local peeps can find this and vegenaise at the Moscow Food Co-op in the refrigerated section.

Vegan Thousand Island Dressing

  • Yield: approximately a 24 oz jar
  • Serving Size: 18 grams or 1 tablespoon
  • Calories per serving: 50
  • Fat per serving: 5 grams


  • 1 cup Annie's ketchup
  • 3/4 cup Roasted Garlic Vegenaise
  • 3/4 cup Soy-free or regular Vegenaise
  • juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • 2 teaspoons vegan worchestshire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup dill relish, drained


  1. To a medium bowl add ketchup, both vegenaise, lemon juice, worchestshire sauce, and black pepper. Whisk it good. Whisk it real good.
  2. Fold in the dill relish and transfer to a 24 oz ball jar.

Vegan Thousand Island Dressing | Feed Your Skull

At some point in time I became really afraid of mayo. I don’t know if that’s because of salmonella scares growing up, but I’m glad I enjoy it now.

A message for those like my dad, this is a salad dressing not a soup. 😉

Vegan Thousand Island Dressing | Feed Your Skull

I’ve made so many treats with this dressing. And I can’t wait to share them all with you! Look forward to recipes for kale salad, reuben sandwiches, something Big Mac-ish, cucumber canapés, and iceberg wedges.

We would love to hear if you make it, so be sure to come back and share. Or tag me on instagram with #feedyourskull. xx

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