This thick, satisfying condiment has long been a favorite of salad lovers the world over. This is our interpretation of the Waldorf-Astoria’s recipe, which we love spooned over a crisp, cool wedge of iceberg lettuce or charcoal-grilled hamburgers.

Yield: makes 1 3/4 cups


  • 1 12 cups mayonnaise
  • 3-4 tbsp. Heinz chili sauce
  • 2 tbsp. finely chopped vidalia or other sweet onion
  • 2 tbsp. chopped drained sweet pickles
  • 1 tsp. pickling juice from sweet pickles
  • 1 tbsp. chopped, drained, jarred pimientos
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Put mayonnaise, chili sauce, onions, pickles, pickle juice, pimientos, and salt and pepper to taste into a medium bowl and stir until well combined. Dressing will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.