chef to multi-millionaire George Boldt created the original
recipe for Thousand Island dressing. 1,800 islands speckle the
St. Lawrence River where his mansion is built on Heart
Island—and so the name Thousand Island was given to the
dressing. Baby corn can be purchased in cans for a crisp,
colorful addition to this salad. Paprika comes from a red sweet
pepper originally found in Central America and cultivated in
Europe and the United States. The best paprika comes from
Hungary and can be smoky. Use a non-smoky version here.
2 packages mixed lettuce
baby corn, drained
green onions, sliced
carrots, peeled and shredded
Thousand Island Dressing
2 cups mayonnaise
tablespoons pickle relish
tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
teaspoon shredded onion
teaspoon sweet paprika
teaspoon dried dill weed
Chopped hard-cooked egg
In an extra large bowl, toss the lettuce, cucumber,
onions, tomatoes and carrots.
In a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, chili
relish, parsley, onion, paprika and dill weed.
3. Top individual
salads with egg, bacon, cheese and dressing.
Makes 8 side