Skinny Kitchen’s Thousand Island Dressing (21 calories a tablespoon)

Thousand Island was extremely popular back in the 1950s. After you try this coral-colored dressing you’ll clearly see why it’s still so popular today! Normally quite fattening, my skinny remake uses my very low calorie ranch dressing as its base. With just a handful of ingredients, it comes together really quickly. Each tablespoon of this nostalgic dressing has just 21 calories and 1 gram of fat.
Skinny Kitchen’s Thousand Island Dressing (21 calories a tablespoon)

Helpful Tips About this Recipe

Makes 1⅛ cups total (18 tablespoons)

Food Facts

The origin of this dressing seems to have come from the Thousand Islands region in upstate New York and Canada that borders Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. The dressing contains chunky ingredients that resemble thousands of tiny islands.
Chili sauce is a ketchup-based sauce used as a condiment. You can usually find it in the grocery store aisle near the ketchup and barbecue sauces. Heinz is a major brand.

Serving Tips

This is such a versatile dressing. It tastes great on all types of salads such as taco, seafood, chef and dinner salads. In addition, it makes a wonderful spread for sandwiches and a dip for veggies.

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SKINNY FACTS: for 1 skinny tablespoon
21 calories, 1g fat, 0g sat. fat, 2mg chol, 1g protein, 3g carbs, 0g fiber, 164mg sodium, 1g sugar


Skinny Kitchen’s Thousand Island Dressing (21 calories a tablespoon)

Skinny Kitchen’s Thousand Island Dressing (21 calories a tablespoon)

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill Time: 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 18
Calories 21 kcal



  • Prepare the skinny ranch dressing. You don’t need to refrigerate it before making this dressing.
  • In a medium bowl, add 1 cup of ranch, chili sauce, pickle relish, mustard and paprika. Mix together using a whisk to blend well.
  • Refrigerate at least ½ hour to thicken. This dressing will keep in the refrigerator for at least 1 week.


Serving: 1tablespoonCalories: 21kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 164mgSugar: 1gBlue Smart Points: 1Green Smart Points: 1Plus Points: 1
Tried this recipe?Let me know how it was!


  1. Deborah, you could either use a few more tablespoons of light mayo or cut the buttermilk down to 1 1/2 cups. Salad dressing companies use something called xanthan gum to thickened bottled dressings. You only need about 1/8-1/4 teaspoon for the entire recipe. You can buy it at most health food stores like Whole Foods.
    Best of luck,

  2. This is so good! I love all the dressing recipes you can make with the original ranch dressing on your site:) Yummy stuff!

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