Salad dressings might be the easiest things to buy at the store but they are also the easiest things to make. The end results are always fresh, flavorful homemade dressings. Homemade dressings help us stay creative in the kitchen.
We have a family friend that recently came out with her own cookbook, The Cheese Lover’s Cookbook. Emily’s cheese ideas are endless! We were excited when we learned how many creative and delicious recipes were contained in this book!
One of our favorite recipes is the Baked Reuben Braid (pg. 44). Stuffed with sauerkraut and (of course) cheese, this bread is a unique twist on a classic sandwich. We’ve made this bread a few times, as written and even vegetarian. When we first made it, it seemed fitting to make our own naturally sweet Thousand Island Dressing to go with it.
This dressing was flavorful enough to shine in the baked reuben but is light enough for veggies and a big dark leafy green salad. You can play around with the ingredients listed in this dressing so it’s completely versatile. Keep it in an airtight container and it lasts weeks in the fridge, ready for whenever the need strikes. If you’d like to create a need for it sooner than later, check out Emily’s book for the recipe for the Reuben Braid! Enjoy!
Homemade Thousand Island Dressing
- In a bowl, whisk ingredients together until smooth. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.