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Spicy Thousand Island Dressing

This gluten free homemade Spicy Thousand Island Dressing recipe is made from scratch with mayo, chipotle sauce, and dill pickles.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: thousand island dressing, 1,000 island dressing, thousand island dressing chipotle,
Servings: 12
Calories: 115kcal
Author: Christine Rooney



  • Mince ⅓ cup of chives.
  • If using kosher dill pickles (and not kosher dill relish) finely chop ½ cup of kosher dill pickles.
  • Add ¾ cup mayo, 2-3 Tbsp. adobo sauce, 2 tsp. lemon juice, 2 tsp. sugar, ¼ tsp. garlic powder, and a pinch of kosher salt and pepper in a small bowl. Stir until combined using a small whisk or a fork.
  • Add the relish or chopped pickles along with the minced chives. Stir until combined.
  • This dressing may be served right away or stored in the fridge for 1-2 hours to let flavors meld.


Sweet relish may be substituted for kosher dill relish if you like a sweeter dressing.
If dressing is too spicy simply add more sugar to balance out the spice.
For a thinner dressing add more lemon juice. For a thicker dressing use less lemon juice or add more mayo.
Adobo sauce quantity may be adjusted according to your desired level of spiciness. 


Serving: 2Tbsp. | Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 622mg | Potassium: 16mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg