It's tangy taste is sure to give your salad some sass.

But how did Thousand Island Dressing get its name?

If you're looking to top off your salad; bacon bits, croutons, and tomatoes can all do the trick.

However, let us remember, what's a salad without dressing?

While it may be a tossup whether to dress up your salad with Thousand Island, it's a popular pick among people who poured into the Ham Fam Diner in Allentown.

But how did this tangy topping get its name?

Thousand Island Dressing was named in honor of the beautiful area where it was first prepared, Thousand Islands, New York.

Story goes, in the early 20th century, a fishing guide's wife, Sophie Lalonde, made the condiment for her husband's shore dinner.

Actress, May Irwin liked it so much she requested the recipe.

She in turn, gave it to another Thousand Islands summer visitor George Boldt, who was the owner of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York.

Boldt then directed his world famous maitre d', Oscar of the Waldorf, to put it on the hotel's menu at once.

So, next time you want to veg out, try drizzling or drenching some on your salad.

Why do they call it Thousand Island Dressing?

Now you know.

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