Low-Carb Diets Low-Carb Recipes Salad Recipes Healthier Thousand Island Dressing Recipe By Laura Dolson Updated September 29, 2017 Share Pin Email Print Thousand Island Dressing for everything from burgers to salads. James and James/Photolibrary/Getty Images More in Low-Carb Diets Low-Carb Recipes Salad Recipes Breads and Cakes Breakfasts Soups Low-Carb Beverages Alcoholic Beverages Sauces and Marinades Pizza Appetizers and Dips Vegetable Dishes View All Basics Food Lists Carb Counts for Common Foods Low-Carb Cooking Tips for Dining Out Nutrition Side Dishes Desserts Product Reviews Atkins Diet Information Menus Main Dishes Recipes Snacks Popular Diet Plans Glossary View All Nutrition Highlights (per serving) Calories 34 Fat 3g Carbs 5g Protein 1g View All (10 ratings) Total Time 5 min Prep 5 min, Cook 0 min Servings 8 (2 T each) This healthy version of Thousand Island dressing can be used for so many things—on burgers (many restaurants use it as their "special sauce"), with shrimp or, of course, on a salad. Most Thousand Island dressings have quite a lot of fat and sugar, but this healthier version is just as good. Feel free to vary the balance of flavors to suit your own taste. Ingredients 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream 1/4 cup sugar-free ketchup 3 tablespoons sugar-free relish, such as Mt. Olive Brand 1 tablespoon prepared mustard Preparation In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, sour cream, sugar-free ketchup, sugar-free relish, and mustard. Adjust amounts of ingredients to taste.Store, covered, in the refrigerator.Salad Dressing PitfallsThe oil in a salad dressing can actually make some of the nutrients in the salad—particularly the fat-soluble vitamins and phytochemicals—more accessible to your body. But the problem with store-bought salad dressings falls into four categories—serving size, added sugars, less-than-great oils, and other ingredients that can be problematic. Serving Size: An easy way to make what would normally be a healthy salad unhealthy is to drown it in dressing. It only takes a small amount of an oil-based dressing to coat the leaves of a salad. Put a small amount of dressing in the bottom of a bowl, add the salad ingredients, and toss the salad very well. This uses less oil and it tastes better when the salad has an even coating of dressing.Added Sugars: In general, reduced-fat dressings have more sugar than "regular" dressings. Try to find dressings that have 0 or 1 gram of carbohydrate per 2-tablespoon serving, as well as no sugary ingredients, especially in the first four ingredients on the list. Note also that balsamic vinegar tends to have some sugar in it.Type of Oil: The best oils for salads dressings have high amounts of monounsaturated fats and low amounts of omega-6 fats. Olive oil is probably the best choice, at 73% monounsaturated fat and 9% omega-6. Also, look carefully for partially hydrogenated fat, which is almost entirely trans-fat. Other Ingredients: There are quite a few salad dressings on the market whose first or second ingredient is water. Those dressings tend to have a lot of vegetables, gums, and other ingredients to add "body" creating a goopy dressing. Nutrition Facts Servings: 8 (2 T each) Amount per serving Calories 34 % Daily Value* Total Fat 3g 4% Saturated Fat 1g 5% Cholesterol 3mg 1% Sodium 108mg 5% Total Carbohydrate 5g 2% Dietary Fiber 0g 0% Total Sugars 3g Includes 1g Added Sugars 2% Protein 1g Vitamin D 0mcg 0% Calcium 12mg 1% Iron 0mg 0% Potassium 48mg 1% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice. Rate this Recipe You've already rated this recipe. Thanks for your rating! Show Full Article Up Next Up Next Recipe Easy and Delicious Healthier Deviled Eggs Up Next Article Healthy Swaps for Ranch Dressing Up Next Recipe A Mango Coleslaw That's Not So Acidic Up Next Article Are Wraps Healthier Than Bread?