Homemade Keto Thousand Island Dressing

Last Updated on February 24, 2020

This homemade Keto Thousand Island Dressing is one dressing that isn’t going to wreck your whole healthy-eating plan. If you’re looking for a simple dressing recipe that is keto-friendly and also tastes great on salads AND sandwiches, this is the one for you. 
I don’t know about you, but I know that I’m growing tired of buying salad dressings at the store that contain a lot of “ingredients” in them that I either can’t pronounce or worried about putting in my body, sometimes both. Instead of giving into the game, I just decided that it was time to reinvent the wheel and create my own recipe instead. 
Not only do I know exactly what ingredients this salad recipe has, but I also know it is truly delicious on salads, burgers, and sandwiches! I also know it will help to maintain my low-carb diet and help to maintain your eating plan or save money for you as well. It’s no secret that the hardest part of cutting out the carbs and calories is finding a salad dressing that doesn’t put you over the top completely. That worry is now nonexistent!  
Do you suffer from a soy allergy or have a family member or friend who does? You can rest assured knowing this salad dressing is soy allergy-friendly. Another reason why I create my own salad dressings is for that very reason – food allergies. Our youngest son has a soy allergy and I make sure many of my recipes are soy-free (or can be made soy-free easily) for him and his needs. 

Can you use other low carb sweeteners for this homemade keto thousand island dressing recipe?

Absolutely. However, the one that you’ll notice on this ingredient list is one that we prefer to use. It’s great for all of our allergy needs and it doesn’t have a bad aftertaste like some of the other options available on the market.  

What are some foods that go well with this homemade keto thousand island dressing?

The most obvious pairing is salad. My husband enjoys pairing this dressing with raw broccoli and raw cauliflower. Some other viable options are:

A few days ago, I tried this dressing with a big plate of Air Fryer Keto Reuben Style Irish Nachos! The family LOVED it! Talk about a flavor sensation that will have you begging for more! 

Everyone knows that this type of dressing tastes great on a Reuben sandwich, so it just makes sense that a little dollop here and there on your keto nachos would elevate the taste to new levels. 

Although I’ve never tried it this way, my husband and many of his friends say it tastes great on a hamburger. This leads me to swap out other condiments for this keto dressing. It can be used in place of mayonnaise easily and potentially even ketchup or mustard for certain dishes. 

Other recipes that would be a good pairing with this Keto Thousand Island Dressing are: 

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How long will this Keto Thousand Island Dressing stay good for in the fridge?

As long as you put it in a tightly sealed container and store it in the fridge immediately when not in use, it should remain good for up to a month or so. 

One other thing that I think is really important to point out is that you don’t ever want to dip a spoon, fork, or knife into the jar of dressing that has already been in yours or somebody else’s mouth. It’s more common than you think! 

The reason for this is that the bacteria that are in our mouth are then transferred into the jar and that can be a potential breeding ground for the bacteria to grow. So just take my word for it and use a clean spoon every single time. 

Homemade Keto Thousand Island Dressing


Homemade Keto Thousand Island Dressing (soy-free, gluten-free, low carb, keto)

This recipe as listed below will make 2 cups of dressing. 


Homemade Keto Thousand Island Dressing ingredients

Instructions to make Thousand Island Dressing 

In a bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, ketchup, onion and garlic powder and pyure sweetener. Whisk well.

Homemade Keto Thousand Island Dressing

Add the diced red peppers, onion, and minced pickles and fold it in.

Homemade Keto Thousand Island Dressing

Store it in a clean, dry glass jar in the refrigerator. It should stay good for about a month.

Homemade Keto Thousand Island Dressing



See, didn’t I tell you that this recipe was crazy simple? In fact, it’s literally just a few steps. I don’t know many recipes out there that are soy-free, gluten-free, low-carb, and Keto that take a few minutes to make and be ready to eat shortly after! 


What is the difference between Thousand Island dressing and Russian dressing?

It’s actually mostly about the pickles! Russian dressing doesn’t have any type of pickles added into it while they’re one of the biggest stars of the show for the Thousand Island dressing. The Russian dressing is also usually a different color as well. 

Can the hot sauce be left out of this dressing recipe?

For sure. If you’re not interested in having the hot sauce in the recipe, just go ahead and leave it out. Just keep in mind that if you do, it will alter the recipe and taste.

If you’re looking for a super simple salad dressing recipe that is low-carb and keto-friendly, you’re going to want to keep this on your radar and in your fridge at all times! 

Do you love this homemade salad dressing recipe? Don’t forget to check out these other great recipes, too!


Don’t forget to print the recipe out for later! 

Homemade Keto Thousand Island Dressing

Homemade Keto Thousand Island Dressing

Yield: Makes 2 cups


  • 1 cup of soy free Mayonnaise (Like Sir Kensington)
  • ½ cup of Sour Cream
  • ½ cup of Sugar free Ketchup
  • ¼ cup of finely chopped Red Onion
  • ¼ cup of finely diced Red Bell Pepper
  • ¼ cup of minced Dill Pickles
  • 2 tablespoons of Pyure (or your favorite low carb sweetener)
  • ½ teaspoon of Onion Powder
  • ½ teaspoon of Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon of Hot Sauce


  1. In a bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, ketchup, onion and garlic powder and pyure sweetener. Whisk well.
  2. Add the diced red peppers, onion, and minced pickles and fold it in.
  3. Store it in a clean dry glass jar, in the refrigerator. It should stay good for about a month.


  • In place of dill pickles, feel free to use sugar free relish.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 192Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 298mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g

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