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Tartar Sauce Recipe

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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.

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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.

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Tartar Sauce Recipe

4.99 from 715 votes
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Try this quick and easy tartar sauce recipe and you'll never want store-bought again! | NatashasKitchen.com
Homemade Tartar Sauce is way better than any store-bought version. This has just the right taste and texture. It's perfect for fish sticks, or with crab cakes or salmon cakes.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 8 servings or 1 1/2 cups total
  • 1 cup real Mayonnaise
  • 1 cup dill pickles, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp dill, fresh or frozen, OR 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
  • 2 Tbsp onion, finely chopped, optional

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine.
  • Add more lemon juice or pickles if desired.

Nutrition Per Serving

196kcal Calories1g Carbs1g Protein21g Fat3g Saturated Fat12mg Cholesterol334mg Sodium22mg Potassium1g Fiber1g Sugar51IU Vitamin A1mg Vitamin C10mg Calcium1mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Tartar Sauce Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
196
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
21
g
32
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Cholesterol
 
12
mg
4
%
Sodium
 
334
mg
15
%
Potassium
 
22
mg
1
%
Carbohydrates
 
1
g
0
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
1
g
2
%
Vitamin A
 
51
IU
1
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
10
mg
1
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Tartar Sauce
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $3
Calories: 196

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  • Gayle Gohdes
    September 25, 2023

    Oh yeah I forgot you can use onion powder and or garlic powder as spices too….maybe Old Bay seasoning – I just thought of that.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 25, 2023

      Thanks for sharing!

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  • Gayle Gohdes
    September 25, 2023

    I use purchased sweet pickle relish in mine (drained) instead of the dill pickles since I like a sweeter taste, also you can use dill weed and celery seed and lemon pepper for some seasoning in addition to salt and sugar, some sour cream too mixed in….

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  • Beam
    September 25, 2023

    I tried for the very first time. I purchased some tarter sauce from my local market.
    R u ready?
    Very good!

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  • Bo
    September 18, 2023

    Used dill relish as a substitute. It’s fantastic on Shrimp Cake “Sandwich’s”. The onions work for sure.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 18, 2023

      That’s great, Bo!

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  • Shannon
    September 10, 2023

    Delicious! Made as written, but added a dash of cayenne. I’ll never buy tartar sauce again!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 10, 2023

      Hi Shannon, nice to know that you enjoyed it!

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  • Maybelle
    September 9, 2023

    You’re absolutely right about a couple of things. It’s so complicated and you’ll eat more of it than the fish! A reason to fry more fish. 🙂 Thank you, Natasha…for sharing this wonderful recipe!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 9, 2023

      You’re welcome, Maybelle!

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  • Chris
    September 2, 2023

    Made exactly as written.delicious!!!! Easily halved or doubled.family loved it and no extra chemicals like store bought.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 2, 2023

      Hi Chris! I’m glad to hear the recipe was enjoyed. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Alex
    September 1, 2023

    First, I want to point out this is a great recipe. Made it a dozen times in 1/4 amounts for 2 people. I keep the liquid down by using a manual food processor (the ones with the pull cord). Mine came with a spinner basket that can spin the liquid out of ingredients such as jarred relish.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 1, 2023

      Hi Alex! That’s a great idea. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  • Meka
    August 30, 2023

    I loved making this even though I substituted a few ingredients, it came out very tasty. No more store bought tartar sauce for us. Thx!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 30, 2023

      You’re welcome, glad that you enjoyed our Tartar Sauce Recipe!

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  • Muniba Ali
    August 29, 2023

    I tried these and they were so quick and delicious! Thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 29, 2023

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Muniba Ali!

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  • Cleve
    August 26, 2023

    Great recipe! Everyone loved it and said it was much better than the tarter sauce from the restaurant. This will definitely be my go-to tarter sauce recipe.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 26, 2023

      That’s great, Cleve! Thank you for the feedback.

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  • Shelley
    August 25, 2023

    Great Tartar Sauce, have made it three times now and everyone loved it

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 25, 2023

      I’m so glad it was a hit!

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  • Terry
    August 21, 2023

    This is freaking AMAZING tartar sauce. I will never use any other! A billion stars!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 21, 2023

      Thanks, Terry and wow a billion stars!

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  • Beth
    July 29, 2023

    Easy to make and excellent to taste. I am not a pickle person but even I ate some. My husband was reminiscing about a coastal restaurant we visited on vacation a couple years ago…it was that high quality. The only modification I made was using onion powder and blending up the ingredients in my food processor. Yum! Thanks for sharing.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 30, 2023

      You’re welcome, Beth! Thank you for the feedback.

      Reply

  • Marisa
    July 18, 2023

    I’m possibly looking to make this for a business who sells calamari, how long does it keep in the fridge, would it last a week or less?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 18, 2023

      Hi Marisa! The tartar sauce keeps covered and refrigerated for 5 to 7 days.

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  • Nic
    July 5, 2023

    Didn’t have enough tartar sauce to serve with your Cheesy Chicken Fritters (which we love) so I found this recipe and halved it for dinner. Only had dried dill on hand but it turned out great! Will let chill for longer next time. The fritters with this sauce in a bun – yum. Thanks Natasha!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 5, 2023

      I’m so glad you loved that combination! Have you tried our Garlic Aioli with the Cheesy Chicken Fritters recipe?

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  • PCWDEN
    July 5, 2023

    Love the salmon cakes! Can I use lite Mayo for the tartar sauce and do you know how many calories per tablespoon your recipient has?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 5, 2023

      Hi! I haven’t tried it with lite mayo for flavor, but I imagine it will work. You can find the nutritional information on the printable recipe card. I recommend clicking “Jump to recipe” at the top of the post, it will take you to our printable recipe where you’ll see it. I hope that helps.

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  • Joan Wisnowski
    June 23, 2023

    I also like Trident’s fish sticks. Trident is a good company.

    I also am disappointed with the bottled tartar sauce on the market and am thankful for your recipe. I don’t have dill pickles, but I have sweet pickles and will use them. Thanks for the recipe.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 23, 2023

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Joan!

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  • Dan
    June 22, 2023

    Tartar sauce is great . I sometimes crush capers instead of pickles for a change up I like capers too !

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 22, 2023

      Sounds great, Dan!

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  • Julia Laine
    June 22, 2023

    Best tartar sauce I’ve ever had. Great with Mahi mahi. Used more onions. Thanks!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 22, 2023

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Julia!

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  • Kevin Mitchell
    June 19, 2023

    I don’t understand all of the good reviews. The proportions are way off. It tastes like dill pickles. When I was making it I realized I had made it before and cut the dill pickle amount in half. Still way too much.

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    • Patricia Meyer
      June 29, 2023

      Well I would just add more of the mayo and other ingredients . At least that what I did.

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    • Dalen
      July 20, 2023

      I originally thought the same thing added a pinch of sugar and some onion powder and it mellowed it out.

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  • Tracie Marie Stoica
    June 18, 2023

    Fantastic!! I made it with onion powder instead of onions and it was delish!! Also, after tasting, I added horseradish, but I really didn’t need to. This recipe is perfect as written. Thank you Natasha!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 18, 2023

      Aaaw, thank you! It means a lot to us, thanks so much for sharing.

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    • Beth
      July 29, 2023

      I think that would taste fabulous with horseradish added…when I tried the recipe and tasted it, it hinted at that tart flavor…I will have to try it that way,too.

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  • Teri
    June 10, 2023

    I reduced the dill pickles a bit and found this to be absolutely delicious. I’m curious how long it is expected to last in the fridge.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 10, 2023

      Hi Teri, this recipe stays fresh in the fridge for a few days.

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  • Mary K
    June 6, 2023

    I made this one day when I decided last-minute to have fish for dinner and the tartar sauce in my refrigerator was outdated. I had all the ingredients on hand plus fresh chives from the garden. It’s delicious! The next day I mixed some chopped, hardboiled eggs into it which made a wonderful egg salad dish!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 6, 2023

      Hi Mary! Thank you for trying the recipe! I’m glad you loved it!

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  • Cheryl W
    May 26, 2023

    I like to add cilantro in mine. A friend made this for me once and since then I have been hooked!

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  • ME
    May 19, 2023

    Mine needed a touch of salt, even though there was plenty in home made pickles I chopped for the recipe. Other than that, it was pretty good!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 19, 2023

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Tamara
    May 14, 2023

    5 stars just for the instructions… made me laugh! Getting real tho – I scaled the recipe to yield 1/4 cup because it’s just me and I’m a vegetarian so I’m going to eat fake fish. At first this was so abrasive! Like fear for your veneers abrasive! BUT. Make it a bit ahead (I only did 12 minutes) and there’s magic happening. Rivals any commercially available. Except for the scaling, I didn’t change anything and it’s good. Thanks for the recipe.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 14, 2023

      You’re welcome, thanks for sharing your experience trying out this recipe and good to know that you enjoyed it!

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  • Kari
    May 8, 2023

    Love This! 😋😋Frozen Dill? Where can you find frozen herbs? I Never seem to have fresh on hand…Help?!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      May 8, 2023

      Hi Kari! Some grocery stores carry them in the frozen section but you can also buy fresh herbs, wash them, pat them dry and freeze them yourself as well. I hope that helps.

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    • ME
      May 19, 2023

      If you grow your own dill (which we do) it is cut, washed, separated into as many individual use sections, wrapped up in waxed paper like a cigar. Then all are put into a large freezer bags and frozen. Take out when needed.

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  • BONNIELYN DIXON
    May 4, 2023

    This is the best tartar sauce we have ever had. The entire family loves it!!!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      May 4, 2023

      Hi Bonnielyn! Thank you for the feedback. I’m so glad your family loved it!

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  • Female Taxter
    May 1, 2023

    I have tried a few of your recipes and really like them. Eggs rolls is one of my favorites. I just made the relish for fish and I really like it. Thankyou.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      May 2, 2023

      That’s great! Thank you for trying my recipes.

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  • Madeleine
    April 30, 2023

    Your recipe is so clear I could make this with 9 year old daughter who loves them. Pickles in tarter sauce were a big hit.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 30, 2023

      That’s wonderful to hear, Madeleine! I appreciate the feedback.

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  • Janet M.
    April 26, 2023

    Make this tartar sauce and you will never buy store bought again! Easy, tastes great and wonderful with fish. I added a wee bit of horseradish instead of the onions. Will definitely make this again.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 26, 2023

      That’s great to hear, Janet! I’m so glad you love the recipe. Thank you for the feedback.

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  • ED DAVIS
    April 22, 2023

    Love this tarter sauce, it’s easy to make and taste GREAT!!! I make my own tarter sauce now that i’ve found your recipe. I am a big vinegar fan ,so I do add some to the mix.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 22, 2023

      I’m so happy you loved it, Ed! We never buy it anymore!

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  • Amadea
    April 19, 2023

    Perfect Tartar sauce, few tweaks, omitted sugar, added splash of pickle juice. Delicious! Thanks 😊

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 19, 2023

      Sounds great, Amadea!Thank you for sharing. 🙂

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  • Frances
    April 18, 2023

    I halved all the ingredients & subbed dill relish for the dill pickles which probably made it thinner. Next time I’ll cut the relish down a bit more. Overall it was very tasty and my hubby loved it… TY appreciatively for the recipe.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 18, 2023

      You’re very welcome, Frances!

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  • Krista
    March 23, 2023

    When I read the ingredients in premade tartar I decided to make this recipe and it was delicious. Can we freeze the leftover sauce?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 23, 2023

      Hi Krista! The tartar sauce keeps covered and refrigerated for 5 to 7 days but I have not tested freezing.

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  • Bob
    March 18, 2023

    Once again you knocked it out of the park! Every recipe of yours we had tried has been fantastic.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 18, 2023

      So glad you loved it, Bob! Thank you for the feedback.

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  • Don
    March 15, 2023

    My kind of girl and recipe….omit raw onions!!! Great taste…thank you!

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  • Pamela
    March 8, 2023

    I just made this for dinner. I love it! My husband didn’t really care for it, but what does he know. LOL

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 8, 2023

      Hi Pamela! Well, I’m glad you loved it. 🙂

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  • Bruce
    February 28, 2023

    Natasha
    love all of your cooking
    l have love this dish
    Ps! waiting for your cook book in October

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 1, 2023

      Thank you, Bruce! 🙂

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  • Carol Ann Barfield
    February 26, 2023

    Natasha, I follow you every day and Ir have made so many of your recipes. Now I have a problem, where can I find a large recipe for Tartar Sauce for our church fish try. I mean really large, like to start with for a 100 servings. Our little packets of Tartar sauce Friday night were awful.
    Love your family.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 26, 2023

      Hi Carol Ann, you can go to the recipe card and click servings to adjust the serving size but the maximum is 20 servings so I would multiply it if you need more.

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      • Randy Winkler
        March 17, 2023

        Did not know you can change serving size by changing the number. Thank you. I usually do that in my head, but this is much easier. Thank you.

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          March 17, 2023

          I’m so glad that’s helpful, Randy!

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  • Greg Willson
    February 26, 2023

    My only suggestion is squeezing most of the juice out of the pickles. The sauce was more runny than I’d like.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 26, 2023

      Thanks for your suggestion, Greg!

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    • Shelley
      April 7, 2023

      Agree! Hoping putting in the fridge is going to help make it less runny for tonight’s dinner. Otherwise tastes good

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    • Sandi
      May 13, 2023

      I use relish in my potato/macaroni salads. I dump a whole jar of the relish in my mid size strainer and let it drain for quite a long time over a bowl or cup. My salads don’t get to “drippy” that way. Good luck.

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  • Brigid
    February 25, 2023

    This is delicious! I halved the recipe and we put them on fish sandwiches. SO good! Way better than store-bought.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 25, 2023

      Thank you for trying my recipe. I’m so glad you loved it!

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  • Judy Handschug
    February 25, 2023

    How long will this Tartar sauce keep in the fridge? My husband is the only one that likes Tartar sauce so takes him months to go thru a 12 oz. bottle.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 25, 2023

      The tartar sauce keeps covered and refrigerated for 5 to 7 days.

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  • Leny Hettmansperger
    February 23, 2023

    I follow You Since 00s Twenty And I enjoyed all your recipes, you are my hero

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 23, 2023

      Hi Leny! I’m so glad you love my recipes, thank you!

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  • AJ
    February 7, 2023

    you forgot the capers in the tartare sauce. It adds another layer to the flavours of the gherkins, onion and dill

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 7, 2023

      Hi AJ, I saw others shared that they added capers and enjoyed it!

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  • Laurie
    February 7, 2023

    I used 6 sweet gherkins plus 1 tsp pickle juice instead of dill pickles and added 1/2 tsp Cream of Tartar. Delicious is an understatement! Thank you!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 7, 2023

      Sounds good! Thanks for sharing, we’re glad that you enjoyed this!

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  • Cristin
    February 7, 2023

    Can I use dill relish instead of chopping up dill pickles? Not sure what brand dill pickles to buy? Cooking is beyond me so I need specifics, haha! I eat the polish dills but think they might be too much for tartar? Any thoughts?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 7, 2023

      Hi Cristin! Yes, you could use relish. Some of my readers have reported good results using relish.

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  • Margarete
    January 31, 2023

    I made the tartersauce with the onions, it is the best we ever had! Thanks 😊

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 31, 2023

      I’m so glad you loved it!

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    • Lee
      May 19, 2023

      You can also try “grating” the onions for a finer texture. I like to strain a bit of the juice after grating it. Still adds good flavor, but reduces the liquid so it won’t make it runny after it sits for a bit.

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      • Natasha
        May 19, 2023

        Thank you for the tip! I also just leave them out sometimes when I’m feeling to lazy to deal with onions and the tartar sauce is still delicious.

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  • Sally
    January 29, 2023

    I love salmon Pattie’s they were r go to in college but I’ve never added the red Belle pepper will try this week Thank you for the recipe I agree home made tarter sauce is the best Try adding a T spoon of horseradish to it delicious

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 29, 2023

      Hi Sally! I hope you love this recipe! 🙂

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    • Jim B
      February 10, 2023

      You beat me to post. The addition of horseradish takes this delicious tartar sauce over the top.

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  • Lisa Ferguson
    January 24, 2023

    My tartar sauce is always so runny, what am I doing wrong???

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 24, 2023

      Hi Lisa! If you are following the instructions and ingredients as listed you should not be having that issue. Did you make any substitutions? Or possibly use too much lemon juice or not drain your pickles?

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  • Abby
    January 21, 2023

    I added 1 tablespoon on capers and half the sugar.. this was awesome! Thank you so much, I’m rapidly becoming a huge fan of all your recipes!!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 21, 2023

      That’s wonderful Abby! Thank you for sharing. I’m so glad you love my recipes.

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  • Germaine
    January 20, 2023

    Is dry dill ok to use in place of the fresh stuff.. look so forward to trying this out –

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 20, 2023

      Hi Germaine! That should be fine, several of my readers made a comment of using dry instead of fresh dill. I hope you love the recipe.

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  • monika
    January 18, 2023

    absolutely love this recipe… made tilapia for dinner and forgot to buy tartar sauce and luckily i had all the ingredients for this recipe.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 18, 2023

      This tartar sauce is a must-have! I’m so glad you loved it, Monika!

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    January 10, 2023

    It was nice to go through your post. Thanks for sharing the recipe here. Keep up the good work.

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  • Heather
    January 7, 2023

    Hi! I’m going to try this as I love tartar sauce but can’t find a store bought that I like. How long does this keep for in the fridge?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 7, 2023

      Hi Heather! The tartar sauce keeps covered and refrigerated for 5 to 7 days. I hope you love the recipe!

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  • Wendy
    January 1, 2023

    Made this last minute as it was suggested with the salmon cakes recipe I was using and it was delicious!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 1, 2023

      So glad you loved it, Wendy! 🙂

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  • Tim
    December 22, 2022

    This is 5 stars for a reason!! Easy, quick delicious, time saying, perfect!! if you have specialty pickels with garlic or a mix of bread/butter pickels and garlic pickels it will definitely kick it up a notch..it did for me and never used sugar because of the sweetness in the bnb pickels! To quote Matt Pitman ” I ain’t mad at it”!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      December 22, 2022

      Hi Tim! I’m so glad you loved the recipe. Thank you.

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  • Cathy
    December 2, 2022

    Outstanding ! Didn’t have dill (family doesn’t love dill anyway)used parsley and one clove garlic crushed ! I used gherkins (never had them before)omg so good. I always love your recipes. You are my “go to”. You have taught me a lot . Thank you.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      December 2, 2022

      Aww, thank you, Cathy! I’m so glad you love my recipes.

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  • Pam
    December 1, 2022

    Hi Natasha! thanks for sharing your recipes. This is the best tasting tartar sauce we’ve ever had. Tastes fresh and tangy… goes real well with any fried fish… anything fried really… anything at all really! I can put this on my shoe and I’d eat it. thanks much!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 1, 2022

      You’re so welcome, Pam. We’re happy to that you enjoyed this sauce!

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  • Mary
    November 26, 2022

    Just wondering if anyone made this tartar sauce with a combo of both chopped parsley and dill?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 26, 2022

      Hi Mary, we used dill for this recipe, but parsley is a great substitute. Since it’s a great substitute, I bet that combined; they will work well. I hope that is helpful!

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  • Veronica
    November 18, 2022

    This tastes amazing! I omitted the sugar in it, flavor is right on.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 18, 2022

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Veronica!

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  • Maui Jen
    November 16, 2022

    Easy to make, with everyday ingredients – no special trips to the store, I appreciate that! I’ve made this recipe several times (halving the ingredient amounts) and I like to add a dash of Worcestershire sauce, as well as a tsp of good quality Dijon mustard, and a touch of Caesar dressing, reducing the mayonnaise by as much. Gives it a little kick! Mahalo Natasha and Aloha from Maui!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 16, 2022

      Thank you for the wonderful feedback. 🙂

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  • Marina
    November 12, 2022

    Absolutely love this.! Grew up in the PNW and we had always had tartar sauce with our fries. I like to add Tabasco sauce for a bit of a kick.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 12, 2022

      Yum! I’m glad you loved it!

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  • Stephanie
    November 9, 2022

    This is a great recipe especially now that the store bought brand we like is almost $8!
    I made too much though. How long will this keep refrigerated?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 9, 2022

      Hi Stephanie, good to know that you enjoyed this! The tartar sauce keeps covered and refrigerated for 5 to 7 days

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  • Darren
    November 7, 2022

    Fried some fish today and forgot the tarter sauce 😡 googled best tarter sauce recipe and boom 🤯 I’m never buying store brand again the onions surprisingly adds a great texture to the sauce 10/10 for sure loved it

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 7, 2022

      I’m so glad you found this recipe, Darren! Thank you for sharing.

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  • Robbie
    October 27, 2022

    Adding minced garlic to see how it kicks it up a notch 😂 I have fresh cod running it through beer batter. I’ll follow up with comments.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 27, 2022

      I’m looking forward to your feedback, Robbie!

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  • Charlie Horse
    October 18, 2022

    Used Dill relish and made great fish tacos with a couple other things. Well be much easier to eat more fish with this. Thanks again

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 18, 2022

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Charlie!

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  • Kristina
    October 13, 2022

    I cut the recipe in half. It was so easy and so yummy! No need for store bought again!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 13, 2022

      Yay! That’s great feedback, thank you for sharing.

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  • Donna G.
    September 30, 2022

    I’m not a fan of tartar sauce, but this recipe is excellent. I used sweet pickles, since that’s what I had on hand. Dried dill and minced fresh onion. It is a tasty complement to the Salmon cakes.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 1, 2022

      I’m so glad you gave it a try and loved it, Donna! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

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  • Jeffrey Hatton
    September 30, 2022

    Thanks so much by using bread and butter pickles it goes towards the sweeter side and makes an incredible tartar sauce for those who prefer it sweeter.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 1, 2022

      That sounds like the perfect combination, Jeffrey! Thank you so much for sharing that with me!

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  • Barbara MacDonald
    September 28, 2022

    I usually make tartar sauce without a recipe but I decided to try this. Excellent! My daughter just said it was amazing. Definitely would use this now as my go to recipe. Thanks!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 28, 2022

      That is the best when kids love what we moms make. That’s so great!

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  • Kat
    September 25, 2022

    Omg. Hubby brought home fresh pike and made a beer batter. Made this tartar sauce and DELICIOUS!!! Had to share with friends down the road, because it was SO DELICIOUS. Definitely our now go to recipe.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 25, 2022

      That’s wonderful feedback, yay! Thank you for sharing, I hope your family will enjoy all the recipes that you will try from my website.

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  • Yasmeen Opioyero
    September 21, 2022

    Was looking for a simple but good tartar sauce recipe. I have used some of your previous recipes and liked them so tried this one. Loved it!!!! I just added some Dijon mustard for an extra kick. Will keep

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 21, 2022

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Yasmeen!

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  • Connie
    September 21, 2022

    Hi Natasha,
    I can’t wait to try your Salmon cake recipe. And for the tartar sauce-I am not a Pickle lover, so I was wondering if there could be a substitute for the pickles? Thank you

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 21, 2022

      I have not tried a substitution but someone else shared this comment “Delicious. I used relish instead of pickles. I added mustard.” I hope that helps.

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    • David
      November 5, 2022

      Pickles are kind of an essential part of tartar sauce. Otherwise, it’s just mayonnaise.

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  • Chan T
    September 13, 2022

    We love it! Had blackened halibut one night then used it next day for halibut tacos with homemade coleslaw. Delish. Also used on fried shrimp.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 13, 2022

      Sounds great! Good to know that you enjoyed this recipe!

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  • Casandra
    August 26, 2022

    It definitely needs to rest for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors meld. It tasted way too sweet when first mixed and I almost threw it out. So glad I didn’t! I do like my tarter extra briney, so I also minced up some capers and added a little of the juice as well. Overall, pretty yummy, but next time I will be reducing if not omitting the sugar all together.

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  • crystal
    August 11, 2022

    I made this to go on the Salmon patty recipe you have..it was really great. I did 1/3 of the recipe, because we didn’t need that much, but think I added too much sugar :/ oh well, it was still good, will 100% make again!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 11, 2022

      Wonderful! Thank you for the feedback, Crystal. 🙂

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  • Nikki Krakauer
    August 10, 2022

    I’ve found that adding onions tends to enhance tarter sauce, however I know many folks don’t like the texture of raw onions. So, to have the best of two worlds, I grate onions for almost all my sauces. To add a bit of zip, try adding horseradish (to taste)!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 10, 2022

      Thank you for the feedback, Nikki! 🙂

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  • Cheryl
    August 9, 2022

    Best ever! Will never buy tarter sauce again. Did I read a response that said this could be frozen?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 9, 2022

      Hi Cheryl! So glad you enjoy this recipe. The tartar sauce keeps covered and refrigerated for 5 to 7 days but I have not tested freezing. I am trying to see if there are any comments/feedback about freezing this but I cannot find them…

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  • Robin
    August 8, 2022

    I’ve made this a handful of times and it always turns out great. The consistency is right on and I can make it in small batches since I’m the only fish and tartar sauce lover at home. Thanks!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 9, 2022

      So glad to hear that, Robin.

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  • Loretta
    August 8, 2022

    This was delicious! I added a splash of pickle juice, which upped the wonderful dill flavor. This recipe is a keeper.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 8, 2022

      That’s a great idea, thank you for sharing that with us!

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  • Gina
    August 7, 2022

    Made this tonight and my husband loved it (me too!). Thank you for the recipe. It’s a keeper for sure.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 7, 2022

      Awesome! I’m glad to hear that.

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  • Lee Cornfel
    August 6, 2022

    I will never buy tartar sauce ever again! The best tartar sauce I’ve ever tasted in my life. Absolutely delicious!!! 😋 Thank you for sharing this recipe

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 6, 2022

      I’m so happy you loved it as much as we did! Thank you for your fantastic review, Lee!

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  • Dayna
    July 28, 2022

    Just like everything you make, this was simple and yummy. I think one of the best things about all your recipes and I have made many, is that you make it simple without some exotic ingredient so home cooks can easily make any of your wonderful recipes. Loved it.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 28, 2022

      Hello Dayna, that’s wonderful feedback. Thank you for sharing that with us! I’m glad you enjoyed this recipe.

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  • Ellen
    July 27, 2022

    Thanks so much for sharing this amazing recipe! I realized we had run out of our usual tarter sauce (K^*%t) and needed something quick since all the grocery stores were closed. Found your recipe and tried it, and the entire family LOVED IT! In fact, they loved it so much they asked me to stop buying the grocery store brand I had been using for as long as I can remember! It’s so quick to make, delicious and full of flavor, and I know exactly what is in it. Thank you again for sharing your wonderful recipe! *Kids told me to comment so other families would benefit from the homemade version of tarter sauce too!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 27, 2022

      Love it, thank you for sharing that wonderful feedback with us!

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  • Lin-Lin
    July 19, 2022

    I would dearly love to try some of your fantastic looking recipes, but when it says click here for recipe and I click…nothing happens! Can’t get the recipe to open at all! What is the matter?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 19, 2022

      Hi LIn-Lin, I recommend trying out another device or internet connection as all my recipes are working at the moment.

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  • Wilma
    July 12, 2022

    Delicious! I just added 1 clove of garlic and it was amazing 😋

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 12, 2022

      Thank you for sharing, Wilma. I’m happy you enjoyed this recipe.

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  • Debra
    July 2, 2022

    Hello again. Since I was sick with covid and recovered thank God. Well I had alot time on my hands so I discovered you on the utube channel. Can’t wait to try your recipes so easy. Ooh Can’t wait till your cookbook comes out.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 2, 2022

      Hi Debra! I’m glad you found my channel. I hope you love my recipes. Let us know which ones you try and how you like them. 🙂

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  • Maria T.
    June 15, 2022

    Made this last night to serve with pan seared Rock Fish. This is without a doubt the best Tartar Sauce I’ve EVER had ANYWHERE. The freshness imparted by the fresh parsley, the brightness from the fresh squeezed lemon juice and the bit of chunkiness from the finely chopped dill pickle and onion. I have fresh dill growing in my garden so I’ll try that next time. I might even try substituting greek yogurt for a different taste. I don’t buy premade dressings or sauces like Tartar sauce because I find great recipes like this.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 15, 2022

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite, Maria!

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    • Dinky
      June 18, 2022

      Mayo is the worst! I made it with Greek yogurt and it was a hit!

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  • Twila Fisher
    June 7, 2022

    Thank you Natasha. I just made the tarter sauce and it is delicious. I ask my daughter if she like tarter sauce and she said no and I said well I won’t make any and she said oh if you are going to make it then. After I made it she tasted it and gave me a thumbs up. Thank you again. Stay safe and take care.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 7, 2022

      Sounds like you found a new favorite, Twila! I’m so glad you both enjoyed it!

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  • JT Marroletti
    June 4, 2022

    I substituted lime juice for lemon because I didn’t have lemon, dill relish drained for dill pickle, dried dill weed, lowrys garlic salt with parsley, minced garlic and the rest the way your recipe called for and it was awesome! Thank you, better than any bought tartar sauce!!!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 4, 2022

      That sounds delicious! So glad you enjoyed the recipe.

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  • Natalie
    May 23, 2022

    Very simple yet bang on!! I was making some last minute fish and didn’t have tarter sauce and I was in a rush so I always look for something quick and simple and this recipe is exactly what I was looking for 🙂

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      May 23, 2022

      So glad you found this recipe, Natalie. Thank you for sharing.

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  • Sreve
    May 18, 2022

    Skip the sugar, onion and pickles. Use sweet relish instead.

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    • Amina
      May 30, 2022

      Oh that’s Brilliant. Love shortcuts and of course less work. 😉

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  • DEEANNE ROZINKA
    May 16, 2022

    This is so good and a great recipe. Please try a few minced capers in the mix. Game changer.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 16, 2022

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Deeanne!

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  • PATTI
    May 16, 2022

    in a pinch, I’ve used relish, but freshly chopped pickles sounds much better!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 16, 2022

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Coleen
    May 16, 2022

    Your recipe says 1 cup of pickles chopped. Is that one cup of chopped pickles or one cup of pickle slices chopped? I want to make this but I’m confused. One cup of chopped pickles sounds like a LOT!!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      May 16, 2022

      Hi Coleen, 1 cup measured after they are chopped. 🙂

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  • Melissa Paolo
    May 15, 2022

    What is the shelf life after it’s made if it’s stored in an airtight container?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 16, 2022

      Hi Melissa, the tartar sauce keeps covered and refrigerated for 5 to 7 days.

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  • Cindy Berry
    May 13, 2022

    Saw this recipe pop up on FB, last night and since I was out of tartar, I thought…oooo let’s try Natasha’s, since everything I’ve made of hers has been really good! OMGosh, so easy and delish! I will never buy store bought again! I liked this one because it is made with dill pickles, not sweet, which I can’t stand. I think next time…and there will be a next time, since I’m a tartar girl, not ketchup…I will add a bit more dill, and maybe some garlic. It’s better if you! let the flavors blend overnight! You won’t be disappointed in this recipe, TY Natasha! : )

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      May 13, 2022

      Excellent! So glad you found this recipe. Thank you for the wonderful feedback, Cindy. 🙂

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  • Andrea Manthorne
    May 8, 2022

    We ran out of store bought tartar sauce and I k ew I had seen your recipe for it lately. Easy to make and everything was in the house for it. What could be easier? It is delicious too and I am not a tartar sauce lover generally. Great with popcorn shrimp.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 8, 2022

      Glad you enjoyed this tartar sauce recipe, Andrea! Homemade is always better, so good to know that you liked it!

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  • Monica Reinhart
    May 6, 2022

    This was very good and easy. I had to go buy dill though and the rest was wasted. Can I use dried dill with decent results? Thank you.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 6, 2022

      Hi Monica, I haven’t tried it with dried dill, it truly is best with fresh dill. If you happen to try it thought, I’d love to know how you like that!

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      • Janice Bullock
        June 17, 2023

        I’ve used dehydrated dill and it was still very delicious. It also stayed “fresh” in the refrigerator for over two weeks. If using dried dill, refrigerated for about an hour before using. This is the best tarter sauce recipe ever!

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        • NatashasKitchen.com
          June 17, 2023

          Hi Janice! That’s great to know. Thank you for the feedback.

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    • Karen
      May 21, 2022

      Any remaining fresh dill can be frozen and used in the future, to prevent wastage.

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  • Cheryl
    May 5, 2022

    I have made this recipe several times now and absolutely love it. Made it tonight and everyone loved it as well. Thank you for the recipe

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 5, 2022

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Cheryl!

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  • Melinda
    May 3, 2022

    Made this tonight to put on our cod. Added honey instead of sugar plus added some capers. It was amazing.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      May 3, 2022

      So glad you enjoyed this recipe, Melinda! Thank you!

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  • Nancy Smith
    April 24, 2022

    You add such flair to everything you do. It’s so engaging and captivating to watch you prepare and cook. You give detailed information and exceptional visual effects to keep us wanting to watch more. Thank you to you and your family for making an everyday thing more fun and interesting.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 24, 2022

      That is so heartwarming, thank you for your kind words and good feedback. It helps inspire us to do more recipes for you all!

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