Tartar Sauce Recipe

Try this quick and easy tartar sauce recipe and you'll never want store-bought again! | NatashasKitchen.com

I was frustrated with store-bought tartar sauce; one disappointing can after another. Solution: homemade tarter sauce. Making your own is really easy. It’s fresh and amazing for these salmon cakes fish sticks or breaded fish fillets.

See those fish sticks there; yeah; those are from Costco. Maybe one day, I’ll make my own fish sticks, but for now; these are really good (the Trident brand). Sometimes I find that I eat more tartar sauce than fish stick (sounds gross, but this sauce is THAT GOOD!). This recipe stays fresh in the fridge for a few days.

Try this quick and easy tartar sauce recipe and you'll never want store-bought again! | NatashasKitchen.com

Ingredients for Tartar Sauce:

1 cup real Mayonnaise
1 cup finely chopped dill pickles
1 Tbsp dill (fresh or frozen), OR 1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 Tbsp finely chopped onion is good too, but optional (I usually skip it)

Tartar Sauce Recipe

How to Make Tartar Sauce:

This is really complicated so pay attention. Are you ready?…
1. Combine everything in a mixing bowl and give it a good stir.

Tartar Sauce Recipe-8Try this quick and easy tartar sauce recipe and you'll never want store-bought again! | NatashasKitchen.com

Tartar Sauce Recipe

5.0 from 22 reviews
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Skill Level: Easy
Cost To Make: $3
Serving: 1½ cups

Ingredients

  • 1 cup real Mayonnaise
  • 1 cup finely chopped dill pickles
  • 1 Tbsp dill (fresh or frozen), OR 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped onion is good too (optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine everything and give it a good stir.

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  • V
    September 22, 2017

    Really nice blend, used a green onion & my husband & daughter loved it! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 22, 2017

      I’m glad to hear that! Thanks for sharing your great review! 😀 Reply

  • September 17, 2017

    Natasha, I made your salmon cakes and tartar sauce for my son — who usually doesn’t like pickles — but loved your recipe. I didn’t take a picture because they weren’t as beautiful as yours, but they were mighty tasty! Thank you for a wonderful recipe!
    –Bevolyn Williams-Harold Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 18, 2017

      My pleasure Bevolyn! I’m glad to hear the recipe is “picky eater approved”! Thanks for sharing your fantastic review! Reply

  • Kathern Bowen
    September 11, 2017

    I found that when you make this wonderful-tasting tartar sauce, make it atleast an hour or more before you plan to eat.It “marries” the flavor……. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 11, 2017

      Great tip Kathern! Thanks for sharing your tip with other readers! Reply

  • Sharon
    September 9, 2017

    Just made the tartar sauce I added some capers and some spring onions (scallions) lovely recipe. Tastes so fresh and so simple and quick to make. Thank you. Have made the salmon patties to have with it tonight. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 10, 2017

      You’re welcome Sharon! I’m glad you love the recipe! Thanks for sharing your wonderful review! Reply

  • Lisa F Smith
    September 7, 2017

    This is the best tartar sauce I’ve ever tasted. My autistic kids actually consumed their fish without any complaints and I heard some say “Yummy!” Thank you!!!❤❤ Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 7, 2017

      You’re welcome Lisa! I’m so glad to hear that! Thanks for sharing your incredible review! Reply

  • Corinna
    September 1, 2017

    I add capers when I make tartare sauce.. seriously a delicious addition 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 1, 2017

      That does sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing Corinna! Reply

  • Terese
    August 31, 2017

    Crazy Wild Tarter Sauce:
    I use 1 c Mayo, 1/2 relish, 1 Tbsp onion powder (cause some friends n family don’t like texture of fresh onions, but like flavor!!?? So ok!), 1 Tbsp worchester Sauce, 1 tsp Bay seasoning. 1 tsp garlic. 2 Tbsp minced finely red pepper. Pinch of cayenne, it wakes the flavors with out the heat. 1 1/2 Tbsp horseradish. 1 Tbsp minced parsley.
    I try to make early in the day to let it incorporate the flavors. Then add salt or pepper if needed.
    Great as a sandwich spread, too! Enjoy! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 31, 2017

      So awesome of you to share!! I love the name of it and it must be good when it’s called “Crazy Wild!” 🙂 Reply

    • Svetlana Knight
      September 18, 2017

      Terese, is it 1/2 cup of relish? Reply

  • Diane
    August 31, 2017

    This is nearly identical to the tartar sauce I’ve made all my life (recipe from my mother), and I’m an old broad now. Except, I simply can’t understand why you’d put sugar in tartar sauce, and make onions optional? Onions are a must. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 31, 2017

      Hi Diane! I have made it without onions to make it more kid friendly and it still works :). My aunt shared the idea for a bit of sugar and it balances the tang and saltiness. It can be omitted but we like to add it 🙂 Reply

  • Jeanne
    August 18, 2017

    I found that mixing mayonnaise, horseradish sauce, and dill relish, then salt and pepper to taste works well, too! I never thought about using parsley, though. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 18, 2017

      Great suggestions Jeanne! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Reply

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