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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

4.95 from 131 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
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.

Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $3
Keyword: Tartar Sauce
Cuisine: American
Course: Condiments
Calories: 196 kcal
Servings: 8 servings or 1 1/2 cups total

Ingredients

  • 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

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine.

  2. Add more lemon juice or pickles if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Tartar Sauce Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 196 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 334mg15%
Potassium 22mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 51IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Allene Crosby
    April 8, 2021

    I use chopped green olives with the pimento..finely chopped fresh green onion (or any onion if not available) sometimes bread &butter pickles if you don’t have olives … m..many ways to change. It up !?!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 8, 2021

      There sure are! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

      Reply

  • Jed
    April 5, 2021

    Delicious. I used relish instead of pickles. I added mustard.
    I refrigerated before serving on
    Crab cakes and arugula.
    Ty

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 5, 2021

      Yum! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

      Reply

  • SylviA
    April 3, 2021

    Tried this tonight for the first time. My hubby loved it. I had to use dry parsley & dill, didn’t have the fresh on hand. He already had cooked the fish & decided he wanted tarter sauce. I had to mix something quick. Won’t buy the stuff in the jar again. This was quick & simple. So much better for you without all the sodium! Thanks for the recipe. 🙂

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 4, 2021

      Thank you for the wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Marcia Claxton
    March 31, 2021

    Hi Natasha…just wondering what you mean by ‘real mayonnaise’? Love your recipes!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 31, 2021

      Hi Marcia, the packaging/ bottle should say “Real” on it. We used Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise.

      Reply

  • Helene Cooke
    March 18, 2021

    can you use dry dill instead of fresh for the tarter sauce?

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    • Helene Cooke
      March 18, 2021

      can you use dry dill for the tarter sauce?

      Reply

      • Natashas Kitchen
        March 19, 2021

        Hi Helene, we prefer fresh but that will work.

        Reply

      • Wendy Isaacson
        March 28, 2021

        I am making it now with dry and I read that you use 1/3 the amount.

        Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 21, 2021

      Hi Helene, that will work too. I hope you love it!

      Reply

  • Goran
    March 11, 2021

    Did you do your own mayo? I’m not trying to be cleaver just asking. Fish fingers, it’s so easy to make yourself from fresh fish. Make the effort and you’ll find it even better even though I understand that you’re happy with it now. Just take the next step and you might be even happier. Happy cooking!

    Reply

    • Natasha
      March 11, 2021

      Hi Goran, I love that suggestion and thank you for sharing! A homemade mayo tutorial would be fun.

      Reply

  • Chariz
    March 9, 2021

    Hello Natasha,I’m from Philippines.So thankful that I found your channel because I love all your recipes its simple and taste good.and this tartar sauce awesome! Iove mayo it’s always been my best choice for sauces.wow,thanks to this.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 9, 2021

      Hi Chariz, that’s so great to hear. Thank you for sharing that with us, I’m glad that you’re enjoying my recipes!

      Reply

  • Pam
    March 8, 2021

    First time leaving a rating on a recipe but this one deserves it for sure. We didn’t want to go out and buy jarred sauce so I found this recipe and WOW, we will never buy jarred sauce again. This was delicious on the grouper sandwiches my husband made last night. Thank you so much!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 8, 2021

      Hello Pam, you are very welcome! Thank you for your awesome review and feedback, we appreciate it!

      Reply

  • Patricia
    March 6, 2021

    Another excellent recipe for the tartar sauce. I didn’t have the pickles but had unsweetened dill relish. Worked perfectly!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 6, 2021

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for that great review, Patricia!

      Reply

  • Monica Miramontes
    March 5, 2021

    My husband couldn’t find any tartar sauce at the store so I found your recipe and whipped this up for him. He was definitely pleased with the outcome. We’ll never buy it from the store again! Thank you

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 6, 2021

      We never buy it anymore either! This is so fresh and tasty! I’m glad you enjoyed it, Monica!

      Reply

  • Mas
    March 5, 2021

    I don’t know about onions but i added 2 table spoons of Vodka 🙂

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 5, 2021

      How did it go?

      Reply

  • Kitty
    March 2, 2021

    I made the salmon cakes and tartar sauce. Both were delicious! I added a bit of chopped pickled jalepenos to the sauce to give it a little spice – it worked well.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 2, 2021

      Hello Kitty, I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed the salmon cakes and this tartar sauce. Thanks for your awesome review!

      Reply

  • Jude
    February 27, 2021

    I made the salmon cakes and tartar sauce for dinner, and they were excellent. The tartar sauce at the supermarket has some scary ingredients listed, but this was very quick, easy and delicious. Thank you!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 28, 2021

      You’re welcome, Jude. I’m glad you liked this recipe!

      Reply

  • Steven l
    February 26, 2021

    Wonderful last minute in home date night. Fresh fish in a rice flour mix, topped with this great recipe and most ingredients from our garden thank you!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 26, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Shantel Walters
    February 26, 2021

    How long does this stay good? It’s lent season and we have quite a bit left over!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 26, 2021

      Hi Shantel, I’m so happy you’re enjoying this recipe. The tartar sauce keeps covered and refrigerated for 5 to 7 days.

      Reply

  • Sal Rodriguez
    February 21, 2021

    Very easy and delicious i used the small grater on my cheese grater to add around 1 tsp of onion/juice and dried dill because it was all I had available very quick sauce and tasty

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 22, 2021

      Sounds great! Thanks for sharing that with us, Sal and I’m glad you loved this recipe.

      Reply

  • Deb
    February 21, 2021

    I always make a homemade tartare sauce. My version doesn’t have lemon or sugar, but does have capers. I also add some of the liquid from the pickles (called gherkins here in Australia!).

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 21, 2021

      Thanks for sharing, Deb! I hope you can try our version too.

      Reply

  • A Miller
    February 16, 2021

    Soooooo delicious! I made it with homemade bread and butter pickles/onions so I didn’t add any sugar. The dill adds a pop of fresh flavor! I halved the recipe because usually we have a lot left over but we didn’t have any left this time. It’s a keeper. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 16, 2021

      You’re welcome! I’m happy you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Colette
    February 15, 2021

    Love this tartar sauce recipe! So easy, so good, and much better than store bought tartar sauce! Thanks for sharing!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 15, 2021

      You’re welcome, Colette! I’m happy you enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • Michael K
    February 14, 2021

    We made it last minute. It was easy, quick and delish. LOVE IT.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 14, 2021

      Glad you loved it, Michael! Thanks for your great review.

      Reply

  • Steph
    February 12, 2021

    Excellent tartar sauce. I used scallions and add a touch more lemon juice. I placed the pickles, herbs (I used both dill and flat parsley) and scallions in my food processor to get them all finely chopped.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 12, 2021

      Great idea! Thank you for sharing that with me!

      Reply

  • Vio
    February 5, 2021

    Hi, Natasha!
    I follow you from Danmark (for the time being, as I live in Panama) and I love your recipes.
    Me, when I make tartar sauce, I like to make it with 2/3 cup mayonnaise and 1/3 cup greek yogurt (well-drained) and I also add a tablespoon of mustard. I too don’t like the onion, so I leave it out. The rest of the ingredients I use are just the same as in your recipe.
    (I have to tell you that my whole family is crazy about this sauce – we absolutely love it!)
    Wish you all the best!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 5, 2021

      That’s so great, Vio! Thank you for sharing your version with us. I’m happy you enjoyed this recipe.

      Reply

  • Cameron
    February 2, 2021

    I love tartar sauce, and this was delicious and so easy!! One question – how long should it keep in the fridge?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 2, 2021

      I’m so happy you’re enjoying this recipe. The tartar sauce keeps covered and refrigerated for 5 to 7 days.

      Reply

  • Fab
    January 27, 2021

    Lovely flavours that compliment the fish.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 27, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

    • Suzi T
      February 28, 2021

      I had never made my own tartar sauce before but our bottle had expired. I made this and added a bit of extra Mayo and yellow mustard. It is so fresh tasting. I’m never buying it again. Thanks!

      Reply

  • donnalee c stadt
    January 27, 2021

    This does sound good. I usually add capers to mine, but not everyone is a fan.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 27, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

      Reply

  • SharonL
    January 20, 2021

    Wow! The best tartar sauce ever. You weren’t kidding about it being better than store bought! Hands down a keeper! Made this to go with your salmon cake recipe. Utterly fabulous!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 20, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Amy Chawla
    January 16, 2021

    You are simply amazing Natasha! Love everything about you! The recipes, the cleanliness, your pretty face and the fun you add to the videos. Its an utter pleasure watching you unfold magic in your kitchen and we get to enjoy the same! Bless your heart. Stay safe and healthy!

    Reply

    • Natasha
      January 16, 2021

      Hi Amy, thank you so much for the sweet and thoughtful comment. I sure appreciate you!

      Reply

  • Shiela
    January 13, 2021

    Excellent recipe!! I don’t even like tarter sauce. I made this for my husband and I ended up eating most of it. Thank you very much for sharing.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 13, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Brad
    January 9, 2021

    Delicious tartar sauce thank you for sharing. I substituted a couple shakes of onion powder for the onions and it was great.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 9, 2021

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review!

      Reply

  • Mary
    January 7, 2021

    Don’t worry Natasha, I love tartar sauce so much I even like to dip french fries in it. It’s great, lol.

    Reply

  • ANNIE
    January 5, 2021

    HI NATASHA, CAN WE SUBSTITUTE PICKLES FOR SOMETHING ELSE?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 5, 2021

      Hi Annie, I honestly haven’t tried anything else for this recipe. Someone shared this “Did not have dill pickles, decided to use what I had – pickled onions! It was great. I still used the dill and I added a small amount of horseradish as someone else recommended. It was great!”

      Reply

  • Leslie
    December 25, 2020

    The best tartare sauce and soooo simple !! I have tried so many sauces over the past years and wasn’t really happy with any of them. Thanks a million for this simple recipe !!! Love gron Canada
    Leslie

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 26, 2020

      You are most welcome, Leslie. It’s my pleasure to be able to share recipes that you enjoy!

      Reply

    • Dee
      January 31, 2021

      This looks very good (and easy!) I scrolled many of the comments, so if someone has already asked this, I missed it….you suggested fresh or frozen??? dill, what about dried? How much would you suggest, same amount or less? Thanks so much!

      Reply

  • Nanci
    December 20, 2020

    Love all your recipes.
    May I ask what Brand and kind of dill pickles do u use for this.
    Thank you for your help.

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    • Natasha
      December 20, 2020

      Hi Nanci, I have used a variety with great results: Nalley, Mt Olive, Vlasic, etc. I would suggest using your favorite dill pickles. I’ve also used full-sized dill pickles and baby dills. Both work great. Just avoid the sweet dills like the bread and butter types.

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      • Nanci
        December 22, 2020

        Thank you

        Reply

      • Barbara Carson
        January 8, 2021

        Love your videos. I like to use bread & butter pickles in the tartar sauce. I like the tang. Just sayin. Barb from Anaheim, CA

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          January 8, 2021

          Sounds good, Barbara. Thanks for sharing!

          Reply

  • Ann McLeod
    December 17, 2020

    I made your tartar sauce! It was delicious!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 17, 2020

      Glad you loved it, Ann!

      Reply

  • DEBORAH JEANNE CONRO
    November 21, 2020

    This is AMAZING!!! So simple. My husband tried it and he does not generally care for Tarter Sauce and called it “Damn Girl…Thats good!!! Sauce.
    I put the pickles in a mini chopper and they were done in seconds. Super quick. Was a great compliment to our shrimp dinner.
    5 Stars for this one.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 21, 2020

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

      Reply

  • Vi
    October 19, 2020

    These sound so good. Do you use Italian parsley or curly parsley in your cooking?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 19, 2020

      Hi Vi, we used dill for this recipe but parsley is a great substitute. You can use Italian parsley for this recipe. I hope that is helpful!

      Reply

  • Karen
    September 26, 2020

    I’m planning on making this tonight to go with your salmon patties recipe. Just curious, mayo and pickles last a long time in the fridge. Why would the sauce only last 5-7 days? Thanks

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    • Natasha
      September 26, 2020

      Hi Karen, it’s the combination of ingredients. It will last longer if you leave the dill and onion out.

      Reply

  • Janet H
    September 10, 2020

    Ok, this is a FABULOUS recipe! I actually was planning on making Costco fish sticks for dinner tonight but didn’t have any tartar sauce so began looking for a recipe. I literally just finished making it and I am super happy! Made a small batch, kind of eyeballed the portions – rehydrated some dried minced onions, chopped up 2 Claussen pickle slices, added light mayo (all I had), a splash of lemon juice, a tiny bit of garlic powder, sugar, and a little bit of dried dill, and YUM!!! Thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 10, 2020

      You’re welcome, Janet! I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • Leo
    August 25, 2020

    Dill pickles make the difference – brilliant. Anything from a store is based on vinegar pickles.
    I’ve used parsley and dill plus doubled the garlic but it’s personal preference.
    Anyhow best tartar sauce ever.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 25, 2020

      Love it! Thanks for sharing your preference with us, that helps!

      Reply

  • Dan
    August 20, 2020

    Your Directions are So Confusing. So which order do the ingredients go in?????
    LOL 🙂

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    • Natasha
      August 20, 2020

      There is definitely room for creativity in the order you add the ingredients. Ha ha! Your comment made me smile.

      Reply

  • Jan Curran
    August 19, 2020

    This was very good although it made over 2 cups which I will have a hard time using over the next week or so. Will make 1/2 the recipe next time.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 19, 2020

      Thanks for your good feedback, Jan!

      Reply

  • Jan
    August 19, 2020

    Actually a question. Is 1 cup relish correct? if I use 1 cup mayo and 1 cup relish, plus the other ingredients, why does the finished product only make 1 and 1/2 cups?

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    • Natasha
      August 20, 2020

      Hi Jan, once the pickles are mixed with mayo, it’s closer to 1 1/2 cups – maybe slightly more.

      Reply

  • Ariel Frank
    August 17, 2020

    This is such a good recipe! I’ve never made tartar sauce before, always bought it. But I will never buy it again!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 17, 2020

      Sounds like you found a new favorite Ariel!! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • Rima
    August 16, 2020

    Hello, Natasha, you are an amazing cook can you share please the fried fish recipe that it shows in the picture along with the tartar sauce🤗

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 17, 2020

      Thank you so much, Rima. I don’t have a friend fish tutorial or recipe but I’ll note that on our suggestions list.

      Reply

  • Antoinette
    August 15, 2020

    Hi. I love this recipe best I ever made. We never have any left overs. But if we did , how long can it stay in the fridge .
    Thanks Natasha. 😊

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 15, 2020

      Thank you so much for your good comments. The tartar sauce keeps covered and refrigerated for 5 to 7 days.

      Reply

      • Antoinette
        August 16, 2020

        Wish I new I to post my pics
        Made beef Mongolian

        Delicious

        Also made tre lece cake this morning. 💕 Super amazing. Thank you for all that you share with us

        Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          August 17, 2020

          I’m so glad to hear that you enjoyed those recipes! Thanks for your good feedback.

          Reply

  • Willie
    August 10, 2020

    We were thinking of using dill pickle relish rather than chopping dill pickles. Do you think it would ake a good substitute?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 10, 2020

      Hi Willie, I haven’t tried relish but I think it could still work fine as long as it isn’t a sweet relish which would change the flavor profile.

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    • Betty
      October 29, 2020

      Willie, I’m sure you have already discovered your answer. I did use dill relish and it was fine, just not the juices. I also use local honey for my sweetener rather than sugar when I make this.

      Reply

  • Yvonne Kirby
    August 2, 2020

    I love homemade tarter sauce but I’ve used my Mom’s recipe for years and years. All I use is mayo, chopped dill pickles, chopped onion, and a bit of dill pickle juice.
    No salt or pepper. I can honestly say it’s very good.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 2, 2020

      Thanks for sharing that with us, Yvonne. I’m sure your mom’s recipe is awesome too!

      Reply

  • Lisa
    July 28, 2020

    PERFECT!!! BETTER THAN STORE BOUGHT!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 28, 2020

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing that with me!

      Reply

  • Linda L. Stiglitz
    July 28, 2020

    So good. I am never buying tartar sauce again. Even my husband liked it and he never does. Thank you

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 28, 2020

      So great to hear that, Linda. Thank you so much for your good feedback!

      Reply

  • MJK
    July 26, 2020

    In my humble opinion, in needs a heaping tablespoon of sour cream to finish. I used parsley as opposed to the dill as that is what I had. Great recipe though!

    Reply

  • Grace
    July 23, 2020

    You left out the one ingredient that turns mayo into tartar sauce.

    Tsk!

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    • Natasha
      July 24, 2020

      Hi Grace, I hope you give our tartar sauce a try before making your decision. It is excellent.

      Reply

  • Andrea
    July 13, 2020

    Just like mine except I add fresh garlic as well…. sooo yummy!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 13, 2020

      Yum! Great idea! Thank you for sharing that Andrea!

      Reply

  • Jamie
    July 4, 2020

    You hare HILARIOUS ! Love it

    Reply

  • bluehenks
    June 22, 2020

    Outstanding, what a treat! Made with my teenager and we used Vegenaise for mayo (which is great egg-free alternative), homemade dill pickles, and chopped up dill from our pickles because we didn’t have fresh. Ea-sy!! Compelled me to review. Thank you, Natasha!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 22, 2020

      You’re welcome! I’m happy
      you enjoyed that!

      Reply

    • Cassie
      August 14, 2020

      This tartar sauce is amazing. I don’t care much for tartar sauce but everytime I cook fish I have to make this. Delicious

      Reply

      • Natasha's Kitchen
        August 16, 2020

        I’m so glad to hear that! Thanks for your wonderful feedback, Cassie.

        Reply

  • Andrea
    June 18, 2020

    I had to do a little improvising because I only had few ingredients on hand. What I came up with was; only about a Tbsp of mayo (and then since I ran out I used plain greek yogurt for the mayo part instead), pickle, fresh dill (which I think is totally the key to the tartar sauce), a few cracks of black pepper, and that’s it! I didn’t have parsley, lemon, sugar, or onion. But it still tasted great, and especially with your salmon cakes recipe!! My boyfriend loved that meal. Next time I will have to try adding the rest of the ingredients when I have them. But it’s nice to know it still tastes good with fewer calories, so you can’t go wrong there ;). Thanks Natasha!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 18, 2020

      Sounds great! I’m so glad your were able to make it work. Thank you for sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • Elia C.
    June 15, 2020

    Finally a tartar sauce that taste amazing!!!! No more trying store-bought brands and no more making other recipes. This is a winner! My family and I love it. The only ingredient I omit is the sugar. To me it doesn’t need it. The tangy-ness is perfect without it. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe. I love to watch your recipes.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 15, 2020

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

      Reply

  • rick
    June 8, 2020

    i like to add a little horseradish

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  • Janie Xiong
    June 8, 2020

    How long can u keep tartar sauce in the fridge?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 8, 2020

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

      Reply

  • Luci
    June 3, 2020

    I tried it with just parsley because I didn’t have fresh dill and then opted to add a dash of dried–definitely needs the dill. Awesome sauce

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 3, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that Luci!

      Reply

  • Lynn
    May 27, 2020

    The BEST tartar sauce I have ever tasted!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 27, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that Lynn! Sounds like you found a new favorite!

      Reply

  • Rochella Neely
    May 22, 2020

    The sauce came out great. I thought the quantity was too much for my family as I wanted to whip up some tarter sauce to go with the kids fish sticks. Next time I will make half the quantity needed for the recipe so the rest won’t go to waste.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 22, 2020

      Thank you for sharing that with us! The tartar sauce keeps covered and refrigerated for 5 to 7 days.

      Reply

      • Betsy
        October 21, 2020

        Thanks ! Just made it tonight and it was delicious, will make more fish just to have the tartar sauce again.

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          October 21, 2020

          That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing that with me Betsy!

          Reply

  • Lena
    May 17, 2020

    Loved it! Didn’t have fresh dill but used some dried and added a 1/2 teaspoon of horseradish.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 17, 2020

      Nice to know that Lena. Thank you so much!

      Reply

  • David
    May 13, 2020

    would love to have your batter recipe for the cod. Looks amazing

    Reply

  • Catanea
    May 2, 2020

    & if you make your own mayonnaise it’s even better & you know what’s in it (added preservatives, &c.).
    Into your blender put: one egg, approx. 3 T vinegar OR lemon juice OR [I often use] orange juice, ¼ – ½ t sugar, ¼ – ½ t salt, one pitted green olive [if you want that “olive oil effect], aprox 2 t mustard [Dijon, or anything, really]; then, start with ¼ c sunflower oil, start whizzing, & drizzle in more oil….until it thickens and stops integrating the oil instantly.
    That’s it.
    Costs almost nothing.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 2, 2020

      Thanks for sharing that with us!

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  • Preston
    May 1, 2020

    Love this recipe and thoroughly enjoy all your recipe videos. I used pickle relish instead of chopping up the pickles and it was darn tasty.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 1, 2020

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

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  • Claire
    April 30, 2020

    Can I use dried dill for this instead? It’s hard to get fresh herbs where I am. Thanks!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 30, 2020

      That should work too, Claire.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 30, 2020

      Hi Claire, we prefer fresh but that should work.

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      • Claire Frydenlund
        May 4, 2020

        Gotcha. Thank you!!

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    • Kathryn
      February 19, 2021

      dont forget dried should be much less than fresh.

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  • Brenda
    April 29, 2020

    Did not have dill pickles, decided to use what I had – pickled onions! It was great. I still used the dill and I added a small amount of horseradish as someone else recommended. It was great!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 29, 2020

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

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  • Vanilla
    April 29, 2020

    Thank you so much for this amazing recipe! It has been so long since I have had a delicious tartar sauce like this one!

    I did do a couple of variations based on what I had available. I used dried parsley and honey to taste. I also didn’t chop the pickles, but instead coarsely shredded them and discarded the pickle juice that they released.

    Thank you again for posting such awesome recipes! Keep it up!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 29, 2020

      You’re welcome! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Marr
    April 25, 2020

    Can this be frozen for future use?

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    • Natasha
      April 25, 2020

      Hi Marr, I honestly have not tried freezing it but I would be concerned about the ingredients separating. It’s not typically recommended to freeze mayo.

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  • Milo
    April 24, 2020

    Do you have a recipe for
    PETCHA ???

    Jelled Calves Foot ???

    Milo
    miloli1@aol.com

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 24, 2020

      Hi Milo, sorry but I don’t have a recipe for that.

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  • David Brem
    April 15, 2020

    I have made my own tartar sauce for the same reason, store bought just isn’t satisfying. But, I use dill relish instead of chopped dill pickles.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 15, 2020

      Thank you for sharing that with me!

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  • Antony
    April 10, 2020

    The recipe calls for dill. Did you use the seed, or the leaf? I have both available fresh from my garden, when in season.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 10, 2020

      Hi Antony, we used dill leaf.

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  • Shelly
    April 6, 2020

    How long in the refrigerator before it should be thrown out?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 6, 2020

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

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      • Shelly
        April 6, 2020

        Thank you! I just made it for tonight. Had a little taste, yummy! Can’t wait to see how it tastes tonight!! I have loved all your recipes I’d made and I love your videos! Your humor is contagious

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          April 6, 2020

          That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Shelly!

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  • Kévin Bourbon
    April 6, 2020

    Homemade tartar sauce with pre-made mayonnaise.
    Yeah, that sure is homemade.

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    • Natasha
      April 7, 2020

      Hi Kevin, you are welcome to make your own mayonnaise. If there’s a specific recipe you use to make your own mayo, I would love to hear about it. I think most people appreciate the shortcut of using a staple in people’s pantries without having to make a homemade version, but you definitely can.

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    • dominique
      April 19, 2020

      Could we have your DIY mayo recipe, please?

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    • Vicky
      May 21, 2020

      Bet you’re a hoot at parties.

      Natasha, thank you for the recipe!

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  • Susan Carr
    April 3, 2020

    SPEECHLESS, BEST I’VE EVER EATEN!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 3, 2020

      Short but sweet compliment! Thank you.

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  • Barry L. Freeman
    March 31, 2020

    The best tartar sauce ever! Thank you.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 31, 2020

      You’re welcome! I’m so glad you enjoyed that!

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  • Marketa
    March 25, 2020

    Yummy! I’ll be trying your version. I use pickle jar vinegar instead of lemon juice and sugar. I put my tartar sauce on fries, sometimes mix it in tuna or chicken salad. I am the only person in my family eating tartar sauce. More for me!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 25, 2020

      I hope you love it! We look forward to your feedback.

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  • Beth
    March 20, 2020

    The is exactly what a place here in town made and the owner called it her secret recipe tartar sauce. Thanks a bunch!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 20, 2020

      I’m so glad you found our recipe!

      Reply

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