gluten-free thousand island dressing

Amys Gluten Free Pantry

I remember eating this as a kid over an iceburg lettuce salad. I never cared that the lettuce had absolutely no flavor – the point was the dressing. This is great over a standard salad, or better yet, as the dressing for Taco Salad (recipe forthcoming). My kids love to dip veggies in it as well. Our original family recipe makes about a quart and a half because it never lasted long around our house. This is halved, but trust me, it’ll go fast!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 5 minutes
Yield: almost 3 cups

2 c. mayonnaise or Spectrum brand
1/2 c. ketsup
2/3 c. finely chopped yellow onion
1/4 c. finely chopped green pepper
2 oz. green olives with pimentos, drained and finely chopped

  1. Mix all ingredients together and store in fridge. Addicting!

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7 Responses to gluten-free thousand island dressing

  1. Saundra says:

    I remember reading about your shade plant allergies. Are those allergies gone now? Or do you cook separately for your family? I have such a hard time cooking without using shade plants!! They are in every recipe. I’ve always had those items as staples in my pantry.
    Your recipe looks good. My husband used to always eat thousand island dressing. He will love your recipe I’m sure!

    • Amy says:

      I have this really weird relationship with nightshades. I have to stay away from potatoes completely, but if I am feeling well and have had plenty of sleep, I can sneak a nightshade in once in a blue moon. If feels like the solanine stock piles in me, so I just try to stay away from it. This dressing is definitely for my kids. And yes, I do manage my own meals around the nightshade. Giving up nightshades made giving up gluten seem like a walk in the park. Removing tomatoes and peppers is the most challenging part of my diet. Sounds the same with you too. Lots of salads, huh? Take care!

    • Hi Saundra, just wanted to sympathize. I can’t do nightshades at all. Even a little bit gets my joints sore and a few tablespoons of salsa and I am out of sorts for 5 days. It is so hard when out- restaurants and parties. I cook nightshade free for my family. Occasionally my kids will have ketchup or tomatoes in their lunches. It just seems easier to cook one meal. Anyways, I am always looking for good blogs that are nightshade free. This one (Amy’s gluten free pantry) is great. Mine is new but all nightshade free if you care to stop by.

      • Amy says:

        Love your website! So creative! From one achy joint owner to another – I cut out corn and I am exponentially better in the joint pain department. I hate to even mention giving up yet one more ingredient, but it might be worth a try for you. Take care!

        • Thanks Amy! No stone unturned- I have done several elimination diets on corn (and other grains). Never seems to have an impact on reintroducing it. (Lucky). Blueberries on the other hand, just left my diet a few months ago- sad.

          • Amy says:

            So happy you can have corn. I miss it terribly – living in Mexican food central San Diego doesn’t help. I’ve got your site on my blogroll – best of luck – it’s a great blog!

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