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Salad Dressings: Buttermilk Herb and Thousand Island

These are two of my favorite home made salad dressings.
Both are quick and easy to make.

Buttermilk Herb Dressing
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh Parsley chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • pepper to taste
  1. Blend mayonnaise and buttermilk in a jar or shaker
  2. Add fresh herbs. salt and pepper
  3. Shake or blend well.
  4. Store in refrigerator until needed.

Thousand Island Dressing *
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 can ( 10 oz/284 ml) tomato soup, undiluted
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 medium clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon green pickle relish
  1. Place all ingredients except relish in blender.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Stir in relish.
  4. Refrigerate until needed.
* Thousand Island dressing recipe can be doubled. Just be sure to refrigerate it in a tightly sealed jar.


  1. Love the buttermilk herb, but my Thousand Island ALWAYS tastes like pink wallpaper paste. I will give this a try as my husband love TI.

    You are all gems.

    Thanks so much,


  2. What a timely post. I've been thinking about finding a recipe for thousand island dressing. The buttermilk herb sounds delicious too.

  3. i am a homemade dressing kinda gal and this buttermilk dressing sounds so good. my thousand island dressing is very different than this one, i will have to give it a try and compare ;)

  4. I would like to trly some of your salad dressings
    I would like to know how long they keep in the Fridge as I cannot smell to see if is still good or gone bad

  5. Anonymous, Bev might have another answer for you but you might like to try this site online which talks about how long you should keep certain foods around...

  6. I love to make homemade salad dressings - thanks for sharing yours! I can't wait to try them!

  7. I bought all of the ingredients today to make the Thousand Island Dressing for Sunday Supper. It is my favorite dressing, and I know this recipe is going to be fantastic !

    Thank you,


  8. what a interesting webpage
    Thank you

  9. I made the Thousand Island dressing and it was/is fantasticly delicious !


  10. I'm glad you liked it, Lynn - as for how long they keep - the buttermilk herb has both mayo and buttermilk in it which both keep a long time in the fridge although we usually finish it in a few days. I think I've kept the 1000 Isl. dressing for a good month or so but it would be good to check the website mentioned by Ellen.

  11. Just found the bmilk and herb dressing-love it


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