Did any of you ever have a Big Mac? Yes, I am talking about the one from McDonald’s that has its on song and stigma attached to it. I’m not ashamed to admit that I have because that was what we grew up on before we knew any better!
As time went on and I educated myself about health and nutrition, McDonald’s was a distant memory to my body. However, I do remember really enjoying the Bic Mac Sauce. It was kind of sweet but tangy and had a good hit of garlic and onion.
It really just made the dish. When I realized that this was actually Thousand Island Dressing I was super excited because it meant I could just start buying that.
Except when I did, it just wasn’t the same and was filled with a lot of sugar which made it taste syrupy and weird. Those are two words you definitely don’t want describing your food.
It’s a good thing I am no stranger to making my own dressings and condiments because a homemade Thousand Island Dressing has been a game changer in this house.
What is Thousand Island Dressing?
Thousand Island dressing is an American salad dressing and condiment that is mayonnaise based. A variation of thousand island dressing is usually known as a secret or special sauce to top burgers with at popular fast food restaurants.
How Do I make Thousand Island Dressing?
Can I make Keto Thousand Island Dressing?
Thousand Island dressing can be made in many ways, but it can also be made low carb or keto by using tomato paste or sugar free ketchup and making sure that the pickles being used to not contain sugar.
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How many carbs does Thousand Island Dressing Have?
Each carbohydrate count in thousand island dressing varies, but this recipe will have a little less than 3 carbohydrates per serving. Make sure you check your labels if you are counting carbs as most store bought dressings contain sugar.
What are the ingredients in Thousand Island Dressing?
While the ingredients vary for thousand island dressing, you can mostly find a combination of these ingredients:
- Tomato Paste
- Lemon Juice
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This thousand island dressing recipe is made with simple ingredients from home. It is compliant with Whole30, Paleo & Keto and is great for topping salads, chicken and burgers.
- Add all ingredients to a bowl and whisk until fully combined.
- Keep in an air tight container in fridge for up to 10 days.
- Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
- Calories: 59
- Fat: 5
- Carbohydrates: 3
- Protein: 0
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