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Homemade Thousand Island Spread

  • Yield: About 2 1/2 cups


  • *1 egg
  • 1 lemon, juiced (about 5 teaspoons)
  • 1/4 cup chopped onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped green bell peppers
  • 1/4 cup chopped Homemade Sweet and Spicy Pickles, or chopped sweet pickles, recipe follows
  • 1/4 cup chopped green olives
  • 1 tablespoon chopped pimientos
  • 1 hard-boiled egg, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon chili sauce
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup vegetable oil


  • Combine the first 11 ingredients in a food processor with a metal blade and process until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. While the machine is running, slowly add the oil, a little at a time, until thick. Adjust seasonings with salt and pepper, if needed.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: Inactive Prep Time:
  • *RAW EGG WARNING The American Egg Board states: "There have been warnings against consuming raw or lightly cooked eggs on the grounds that the egg may be contaminated with Salmonella, a bacteria responsible for a type of food poisoning....Healthy people need to remember that there is a very small risk and treat eggs and other raw animal foods accordingly. Use only properly refrigerated, clean, sound-shelled, fresh, grade AA or A eggs. Avoid mixing yolks and whites with the shell."