Paleo Thousand Island Dressing

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This Paleo Thousand Island Dressing is made from scratch, using only healthy ingredients! It’s great for salads or even drizzled on burgers.

Paleo Thousand Island Dressing

Hi sunshine! I’m currently 37,000 feet up in the air, waving an early good morning to the moon on my way from San Antonio, TX to Santa Barbara, CA. I’ve got Lord Huron’s freaking fantastic Strange Trails album in my ears and a not-short to-do list at my fingertips. I haven’t met a life season that I didn’t find an abundance of joy in, but gosh I have to say, this current one is pretty dang sweet. Before baby Cricket (nickname, not her real name) gets here in January, we’re working our tails off to launch one MAJOR project (tune into Juli’s PaleOMG podcast from September 2nd for the sneak peak details) and to get at least 3 months ahead on blog content (my maternity leave). It is SO MUCH FUN working so hard. My personality is one that grooves very well with the “busy hands are happy hands” philosophy. Though my work will take on a different form when baby girl gets here, I can’t wait for that, too.

Before she gets here, I’ve got no shortage of trips on my schedule! I’m currently on my way to California for a resort weekend with some movers & shakers at Beautycounter; will head off to Phoenix, AZ next week with my friend Lexi; will roll right into College Station for my first Texas A&M University (my alma mater) home football game of the season; will welcome friends Lexi, Vanessa, and Juli to my home to work on our collaborative upcoming 4-Seasons eBook; have a trip back to Arizona (this time, Tucson); will hop back over to College Station a couple more times to cheer on my Fightin’ Texas Aggies; will enjoy a nature-oriented baby-moon with my hubby; and then will settle in for a quiet holiday season at home with my family while baby continues to grow and we continue to prepare for her arrival.

It’s a lot of travel (which I love) and it all feels even more special that I get to share this time with baby girl. This growing and VERY active nugget is along for the ride, making the current adventure all the sweeter.

Side note, I think Lord Huron’s “Fool for Love” is my favorite song of the year. It makes me want to boogie up and down this airplane aisle. I sure hope Cricket will dance with me when she’s older.

NOW, before I talk about this recipe, I have a (couple) question(s) for you.

I semi-announced yesterday on Instagram that I have my heart set on a new podcast. This idea is one that has haunted me (in a good way) for almost a year now …and I think I’m ready to make it happen. I’d LOVE to know your thoughts…

The podcast will be called “The Good News Show” …and it will feature only GOOD news. I’ll source stories from around the world through my own research and those submitted from readers via email. It will be a short show that tells heart-warming stories of goodness, joy, triumph, and perseverance. While on walks and drives for the past couple weeks, I just couldn’t bring myself to listen to any more grim podcasts. Uplifting stories of goodness are out there and I feel a responsibility to find them and share them. My heart needs this show and, I think, others might enjoy it, too.

SO, what do you think?? Do you like the idea? All I need is just a little more lighter fluid on this idea before I’m fully ablaze and making it happen.

NEXT QUESTION, what do you think about a co-host? Do you prefer podcasts that are hosted by 2 people? I have a couple folks in mind that I could invite to co-host, but who would YOU choose if I did have a co-host??

Note: this new show will NOT replace my current Fed & Fit Podcast. They’ll be separate weekly entities. Also note (if anyone is concerned), I have a growing team to help manage our workload. I wouldn’t take on a new project if it would overwhelm my family or me. 🙂

Paleo Thousand Island Dressing

Paleo Thousand Island Dressing

Paleo Thousand Island Dressing

NOW, let’s finally talk about this dressing! I can’t believe I haven’t written you a Paleo Thousand Island Dressing before now. I hope this dressing makes some of your pre-Paleo foodie dreams come true. It would be great on a salad, great in tomorrow’s recipe (a chicken bake), and even great on a burger (think “special sauce”).

The trick to a Paleo Thousand Island Dressing is to use fresh, pure ingredients. We start with a basic Paleo-friendly mayo. You can make your own via the recipe in my book or snag a jar of Primal Kitchen mayo. From there, we add some tomato paste (instead of ketchup), fresh onion/garlic (dried works, too, if you’re in a pinch), dill relish, and a little acid + salt/pepper! BOOM. Delicious Paleo Thousand Island Dressing is at your fingertips.

I hope you enjoy and be sure to check out the recipe for an EASY Paleo Thousand Island Chicken Bake and way to score 3 (!!) packages of bacon with ButcherBox!


Paleo Thousand Island Dressing

  • Author: Cassy
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Cuisine: Dressing


  • 1/2 cup Paleo mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons dill relish
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar


Combine all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and mix. Season with salt and pepper as you like!

Note: may substitute fresh chopped onion and garlic for the powder. Increase amounts to 1 teaspoon each.


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  1. Julie says:

    Yes PLEASE on the Good News Show! There’s so much good news happening, and so little attention paid to any of it. I’d tune in for sure.

  2. Alyssa says:

    I will listen to any podcast you do, especially if it contains good news!!

  3. Emily says:

    Cass, I absolutely LOVE your idea about the good news show. And I couldn’t think of someone more appropriate to host than you! I do like the idea of a co-host just to mix it up and have some fun dialogue. I think any one you get along well with would be super fun to have.



  4. Tiffany S. says:

    Yes, please! The Good News Show sounds amazing and I would subscribe. You are such a happy, positive light in social media and for you to share uplifting stories from around the world is so fitting! I’m on the fence about podcasts with two hosts – I feel like sometimes the relationship and banter between the two hosts overpowers the conversation and detracts from the person or subject they are discussing but that’s just my two cents! Either way I will listen 🙂 Can’t wait!

  5. Ashley says:

    Where is the recipe? Thanks!

  6. Karra says:

    I think a co-host would be nice for banter, but only if you both have quality audio. There’s nothing worse that one person who is super loud and the other is muffled (due to recording, not natural speaking volumes). It makes it impossible to listen to, especially in headphones. I also notice that with a lot of co-hosted podcasts, there’s always the one person that completely dominates the conversation time and again. I think your personality is the type that could carry the podcast on its own and be fine 🙂

  7. Laura says:

    LOVE the podcast idea!!! I would for sure be a loyal listener. Honestly undecided on the co-host idea, but I think I’m leaning towards you solo hosting. That way it wouldn’t detract from the content. But either way would be just great!

  8. Kelly says:

    I could not love this Good News podcast idea anymore! I feel like we’re surrounded by so much negativity, and to have a podcast filled with heartwarming stories would bring so many people so much joy. Please do it! And a cohost could be fun, as long as they are as optimistic and wonderful as you, but if it was just you it’d be fine too! I think it’s whatever you’re comfortable with!

  9. Carol says:

    Absolutely yes to a Good News podcast! There needs to be more balance to the bad news that makes the headlines. Thanks!

  10. JennyBC says:

    Oh how I would love a good news podcast. I can barely listen to the news or current events shows anymore. Good news would certainly be uplifting and encouraging!