One of my very favorite salad dressings is Thousand Island. Unfortunately, the bottled versions purchased from the grocery store don’t do it justice. Not by a long shot.
The rancid vegetable oils like soy or canola, chemical additives, artificial thickeners and even high fructose corn syrup can quickly turn your healthy salad into a bowl full of indigestion and inflammation!
Even organic salad dressings leave much to be desired as canola (short for “Canadian Oil”) is typically used – a hybridization of the poisonous rapeseed oil. Why bother paying the premium for organic salad greens if the dressing is unhealthy? It would be better to buy non-organic salad greens and get the dressing right.
If salad enthusiasts only knew that these rancid vegetable oils in their beloved organic store salad dressings were contributing to skin wrecking brown spots and wrinkles, they would be horrified. Yes, that’s right. Women who eat a lot of processed, rancid vegetable oils like canola are much more wrinkled than women who don’t. It is so worth it to make your own!
Fortunately, homemade salad dressing is quite easy to make yourself and recently, I have started making a lacto-fermented version of Thousand Island dressing which adds beneficial enzymes and probiotics to the mix.
My husband and I particularly enjoy this probiotic rich, fermented thousand island salad dressing on our grassfed burgers too. Talk about delicious!
The truth is that this fermented thousand island dressing tastes good on just about everything. I was dipping a grilled cheese on sourdough sandwich in it just the other day and it was just as yummy!
All you have to do is make lacto-fermented ketchup and homemade mayonnaise and mix them together in a 50-50 ratio. Since I already make ketchup and mayonnaise myself, I don’t have to do any additional work to make Thousand Island dressing!
Anything that saves me time and effort in the kitchen is ok by me!
I’ve also posted videos of both recipes. For those who are more visual learners, here they are for your convenience:
Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist
Source: Skin Deep