1000 Island Dressing - Canadian National Railway

Susan Feliciano


Another great recipe from the book, "Dining By Rail" by James D. Porterfield.

I recommend using pasteurized eggs for safety in this recipe. It makes quite a bit, so I made it by cutting it to one-third. Excellent dressing.

Easier option: add the chili sauce, chives, hard-boiled egg, pimentos, green pepper and seasonings to 3/4 cup good quality mayonnaise.


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3-4 cups
35 Min
No-Cook or Other


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  • 3
    egg yolks
  • 2 c
    light flavored salad oil
  • 1/2 c
    white vinegar
  • 1/2 bottle
    chili sauce
  • 1 bunch
    chives, chopped
  • 3
    hard-boiled eggs
  • 2
    pimentos, chopped
  • 1/2
    green pepper
  • ·
    paprika to taste
  • ·
    salt to taste

How to Make 1000 Island Dressing - Canadian National Railway


  1. Beat egg yolks until of light lemon color. Continue beating as you slowly alternate adding oil and vinegar. Continue beating for approximately half an hour, until a smooth and well-blended mayonnaise forms. (Note: if using electric mixer, this may only take 5-10 minutes.)Now, slowly stir in chili sauce and mix well.
  2. Meanwhile, chop together chives, hard-boiled eggs, pimentos, and green pepper until very fine. Add paprika and salt and mix well. Stir this mixture into mayonnaise.
  3. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving. Cover and refrigerate unused portion.
  4. Amounts to use for 1/3 of recipe:
    1 egg yolk
    2/3 cup salad oil
    3 tbsp white vinegar
    2 oz. chili sauce
    3 tbsp chopped chives
    1 hard-boiled egg
    3 tablespoons chopped pimentos
    1 small wedge of green pepper
    paprika and salt to taste

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About 1000 Island Dressing - Canadian National Railway

Course/Dish: Lettuce Salads, Dressings
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: Canadian
Other Tags: Healthy, Heirloom

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