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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 452 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
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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  • 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!

      Reply

  • 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.

      Reply

  • 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!

      Reply

  • 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. 🙂

      Reply

  • 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! 🙂

      Reply

  • 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…

      Reply

  • 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!

      Reply

  • 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.

      Reply

  • 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!

      Reply

  • 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.

      Reply

  • 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!

      Reply

  • 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.

      Reply

  • 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.

      Reply

  • 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!

      Reply

  • 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.

      Reply

  • 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.

      Reply

  • 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!

      Reply

  • 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. 🙂

      Reply

  • 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!

      Reply

  • 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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    • Karen
      May 21, 2022

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

      Reply

  • 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!

      Reply

  • 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!

      Reply

  • 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!

      Reply

  • linda
    April 23, 2022

    hi

    so think your posts r great

    haven’t tried your receipts .. yet,, but plan on soon

    thank you

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 24, 2022

      Thanks, Linda. Hope you’ll love all the recipes that you will try!

      Reply

  • Heidi
    April 21, 2022

    Amazing! Awesome! Easy! And perfect! We fried some fish and had roasted asparagus, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts for the side. This was perfect!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 21, 2022

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Heidi! Thank you so much for sharing that great review with me.

      Reply

  • Farrel
    April 20, 2022

    I have been making tartar sauce like this for years, but I also add capers. Not everyone likes them, but if you do, they are a nice addition. I also added fresh parsley, finely chopped, because I had some in the crisper. I literally just made this tonight to have with halibut!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 21, 2022

      Thank you for your suggestions, glad you enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • Vivien Wilkinson
    April 20, 2022

    Very tasty sauce, I mix half and half Greek yoghurt and kewpie Mayo instead of all Mayo.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 20, 2022

      Sounds great! Thanks for sharing and we’re glad you enjoyed this recipe.

      Reply

  • Susie Portugal
    April 17, 2022

    Just spotted it keeps a few days in the fridge. I also forgot to give you a rating, it’s way better than tge allowed 5 stars.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 17, 2022

      Thank you, Susie. We appreciate that!

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  • Susie Portugal
    April 17, 2022

    Wow, amazingly delicious. I’ll never buy store bought Tartare Sauce ever again. I made it exactly as stated and without onions. Btw, how long does it keep in the fridge?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 17, 2022

      Thanks for the great review, Susie. The tartar sauce keeps covered and refrigerated for 5 to 7 days.

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  • Ann
    April 15, 2022

    I was in a pinch for tarter sauce. This is fabulous. I did add 1 teaspoon of grated onion. Thank you for a great recipe. No more store bought .

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 15, 2022

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

      Reply

  • Rabbit 65
    April 15, 2022

    Little bit finer cuts, no sugar and 2 tbsp of white wine instead of lemon. Perfection.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 15, 2022

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Ann
    April 9, 2022

    This was the best tartar sauce that I have tasted added the onion
    excellent

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 9, 2022

      That’s so great, Ann! It’s my favorite also!

      Reply

  • Daniel Hart
    March 29, 2022

    Sour cream is a good alternative to mayo for a healthier tartar sauce, cleaner with a less oily taste.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 29, 2022

      Thanks for the tip, Daniel!

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  • Louise Hudson
    March 27, 2022

    Add a couple of TB of Trader Joe’s chili lime mayonnaise. Wow! Can also add some hot sauce or ground chilis to taste.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 27, 2022

      Sounds delicious!

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  • Brooke
    March 27, 2022

    This tartar sauce is so good! Very easy and quick to make as well. Thank you!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 27, 2022

      You’re welcome, Brooke. Thank you for your good comments and feedback!

      Reply

  • Carol Wilson
    March 27, 2022

    Live the recipe. It is also a good recipe to mix with tuna for a great sandwich!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 27, 2022

      Sounds good, Carol. Enjoy!

      Reply

  • Chasity
    March 26, 2022

    I added some garlic powder, paprika and vinegar! The vinegar gave more tang!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 26, 2022

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

      Reply

  • Haley
    March 21, 2022

    Love this! I use Bubbies dill pickle relish (no sugar added) to make my life easier, and also because it’s DELICIOUS! But your additions make this spectacular! For those in the Treasure Valley, you can find Bubbies in the refrigerated section at Boise CoOp. Thanks, Natasha!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 21, 2022

      Thank you for sharing, Haley! I appreciate the review and I am so happy you enjoy this recipe.

      Reply

  • Lorraine Séguin
    March 21, 2022

    Very good the best easy fast the only thing next time I will last the dill pickles in my small chopper
    Awesome

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 21, 2022

      Thank you for sharing, Lorraine. I am happy you enjoyed this recipe.

      Reply

  • Julie
    March 14, 2022

    Delicious! Like some of the other people that have posted I was making fish for lunch and the tartar sauce I had in my refrigerator was expired so I googled tartar sauce recipes and yours was the first one that popped up I did not have everything I subbed miracle whip for the mayonnaise dried parsley for the fresh parsley and pickle relish for the pickles and it actually turned out delicious although I will try it the other way when I have all of the ingredients but don’t be afraid to sub out what you don’t have it came out delicious!!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 14, 2022

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Julie! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Donna Dornes
    March 13, 2022

    I just made this and and it is….just that good. I added the optional onion. I will NEVER buy tarter sauce again. Thank you so much for this recipe.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 14, 2022

      You’re welcome, Donna. Yes, that’s right! No more store-bought tartar sauce moving forward!

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  • Susan MacArthur
    March 13, 2022

    This was wonderful! I will always have these staples on hand…(or dried dill and parsley rplacements)
    Thank you for sharing!.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 13, 2022

      You’re welcome, Susan. Thanks for your good comments and feedback!

      Reply

  • LYNDA
    March 10, 2022

    what’s the shelf life of this tartar sauce? We have some type of fish several times a week. It would be great to be able to make a batch for a week or so.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 10, 2022

      Hi Lynda, the tartar sauce keeps covered and refrigerated for 5 to 7 days. You can use it to top other fish recipes.

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  • Becky
    March 8, 2022

    Omg! I will never go back to prepared tarter sauce again! So easy and the deliciousness tastes 10 in my book! Thank you!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 8, 2022

      You’re very welcome! It really is so easy and good!

      Reply

  • Tia
    March 6, 2022

    This tartar sauce is very good, and easy to make. I will never go back to store bought tartar sauce. Thank you for sharing!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 7, 2022

      You’re welcome, Tia. Thanks for sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • AnnW
    February 19, 2022

    So glad I was out out of the tartar sauce I normally use!!! We usually buy the overly-expensive homemade sauce from an Overly-Expensive seafood restaurant but we like to cook our own fresh fish, but loved their sauce. Was out of today when we decided on fish fry and broiled tonight .. but alas, I found your site, this recipe, of course so nice that ingredients are staple, on hand…and (heavy, happy sigh..) I don’t have to buy that over-priced pint of sauce Ever Again!!! This is so much fresher and I mixed a batch of dill and Polish-pickled-Dill pickles together for it. The best of all worlds and is now the go to!! Thank you, and I just signed up for your emails to stay abreast of all your new and delicious recipes 🙂

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 19, 2022

      I’m so happy you found this recipe! I hope you try more soon!

      Reply

  • Melissa
    February 14, 2022

    Delicious! My son kept asking his girlfriend if she was just eating tartar sauce. She said, “No. I’m eating my fish too.” Then he asked if she was dipping her fries in it. “Yes.” I had to tell him to leave her alone. She could eat as much as she wanted because I can make more!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 14, 2022

      That’s great feedback, Melissa. Thanks for sharing that with us, I’m glad that they enjoyed it!

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    • Tom
      May 28, 2022

      Glad to see that I’m not the only weirdo who likes tartar sauce on my french fries. 🙂 It’s also good on the breaded chicken patties I like from Costco.

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  • Jennifer Jorski
    February 6, 2022

    Better than the store!! Love all your recipes. You are definitely my first go to when looking for a recipe. Keep them coming!! Thank you.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 7, 2022

      Thank you, Jennifer. I appreciate it! I hope you’ll love all the recipes that you will try.

      Reply

  • AJ
    February 3, 2022

    Such a quick and delicious tartar sauce!! Better than the packaged or bottled sauces. It was the best compliment to our fish! Thank you so much Natasha for this incredible recipe! Love your YT channel. God Bless.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 3, 2022

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, AJ! I appreciate your excellent review!

      Reply

  • Gracie
    February 1, 2022

    Easy and sounds delicious but where are the capers?
    I hate that I have to use at least 50 characters or you won’t post my comment.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 2, 2022

      Hi Gracie, we don’t have a character limit on our comments. We haven’t tried adding capers to this recipe, but several of our readers have successfully. I hope you love this recipe.

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  • Cannon
    January 30, 2022

    I loved the ingredients and that included the 1:1 ratio for mayo and pickles. I thought it would be way too many pickles, but it wasn’t!
    However, although this recipe called for real mayo, the main difference between mayo and Miracle Whip is that MW has sugar in it. So, when I followed the recipe, the addition of sugar made the whole bowl taste like MW to me. I would definitely leave sugar out next time, and relish (haha) the tartar sauce without it. Thank you for the rest of the recipe, which is unique to me, and I will definitely try to make again.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 31, 2022

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Cannon!

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  • Dominic
    January 28, 2022

    I made the tarter sauce along with the salmon pattie recipe. Turned out great!! Look forward to making this again.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 28, 2022

      This is our personal favorite! I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Dominic!

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  • Nicole
    January 24, 2022

    Super easy to make and family approved!! You can increase or decrease the ingredients as you see fit. Taste away. I did add a little garlic powder because I love garlic

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 24, 2022

      Adding garlic powder sounds like a good idea. Thanks for sharing, I’m glad your family loved it!

      Reply

  • Jackie
    January 14, 2022

    This was PERFECT! I’ve tried to “whip up” my own without following a recipe, only to be disappointed. Thanks for posting this one.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 15, 2022

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

      Reply

  • Diana
    November 15, 2021

    I made fried fish for lunch. Time to eat and realized we were out of tartar sauce so I quickly googled it and yours was the first one to pop up. I loved it! I will never buy it again. I didn’t have dill pickles so I added dill pickle relish instead. I am not allowed to have sugar so I subbed what I one pack of blue sugar. Delish! Thanks for a good simple recipe.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 15, 2021

      I’m so glad you gave this a try! I hope you try it with pickles next time, and I promise you won’t go back to the bottled tartar! Thank you for your awesome feedback.

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  • Mitch
    November 13, 2021

    What I used miracle whip would it taste as good?im not a fan of real mayonnaise

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 14, 2021

      Hi Mitch, I haven’t tested that yet but feel free to try and do an experiment.

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  • Karen Andreu de Patiño
    November 6, 2021

    I live in El Salvador and NO ONE has tartar sauce, I sell sauces and you saved my life, simple, delish and feels soooo fresh! I thank you from the bottom of my heart!💖

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 6, 2021

      I’m so glad you found and love my recipe, Karen! Thank you for your excellent review!

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    • Catherine
      December 15, 2021

      Made this to go with baked salmon. Used fresh dill sans onion. Simply amazing. I am never using store brought tartar sauce again.

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  • Veronica
    November 4, 2021

    I want to say thank you for the recipe. This was is exactly what I was looking for. I’ll be making this from now on. This is sooo much better than takeout or premade.
    Worth the few minutes it takes to whip up.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 4, 2021

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

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 4, 2021

      You’re very welcome, Veronica. Great to hear that this will now be your go-to recipe. I hope you love all the other recipes that you will try!

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  • Elizabeth Burrow
    October 29, 2021

    That was amazing!! I not cooked shrimp, but also used it on chicken thighs… My husband commented that this was the best, most crisp shrimp he’s ever eaten… Thank you for an easy, delicious meal!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 30, 2021

      That’s so great! Thank you for your excellent review, Elizabeth!

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  • John B.
    October 23, 2021

    Usually I just finely dice an onion and use lime juice instead of lemon juice. One little secret I learned from a friend who lived in the islands is to let the onion sit in the lime juice for about 10 minutes then add in fine sea salt, fresh ground black pepper and enough Mayo to get the consistency I’m looking for. Dill, parsley, pickles, etc. are all optional for me. I think you may really enjoy this.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 23, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, John! I will have to try that out!

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  • Janet
    October 11, 2021

    I really don’t like dill pickles, but I went out and bought a jar of them for this recipe. It’s delicious and I’m SO glad I did. I’ve printed the recipe and will write: “Be sure to drain chopped pickles well before combining with ingredients.” Love it!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 11, 2021

      Thank you for your good comments and feedback, Janet. Glad you loved this recipe!

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  • Mel
    September 21, 2021

    Sounds awesome, going to make it right now ! How long will it last in the fridge ?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 22, 2021

      Sounds good, Mel. This recipe stays fresh in the fridge for a few days.

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  • Anne
    September 17, 2021

    So… I loved you from the start admitting that you use Costco fish sticks. That was what we were having (Trident panko tilapia) when I found your tartar recipe. My husband was so complimentary of the sauce and said it was way better than what I have previously bought from the store. I have to agree! So, so, so good!!!! Thanks for sharing! 😊

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 18, 2021

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite, Anne! I don’t think I’ll ever go back to store-bought tartar sauce!

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  • Roxanne
    September 5, 2021

    I made this tarter sauce months ago and loved it! Kina strange, my mother is a good cook and taught me a lot about cooking. She always made it with mayo and sweet relish and it was never that good, so I have always resorted to jarred tarter. No more!! This stuff is a game changer!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 5, 2021

      So glad you enjoyed this recipe, Roxanne!

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  • Jay
    August 31, 2021

    Excellent tarter sauce. I definitely would have to say this is best I’ve ever had.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 31, 2021

      Love it! Thanks a lot for your short but very sweet message, Jay!

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  • Sue
    August 16, 2021

    My recipe is the same, except I like a few drops of tabasco & of Worcetsershire sauced added – gives it a bit of snap! (& for my heavy hubby I use light Salad dressing instead of mayo)

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 16, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Sue!

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  • Margie
    August 12, 2021

    Can you use veganaise instead of Mayo to lower the calories?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 12, 2021

      Hello Margie, I honestly haven’t tried that yet to advise. If you do an experiment, please share with us how it goes.

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  • Jeanette
    August 12, 2021

    This is excellent! I didn’t really want to chop that many dill pickles so I did use dill pickle relish and drained them for about 30 minutes on paper towels. Came out nice and thick!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 12, 2021

      That sounds perfect, Jeanette! Thanks for sharing that with us and for leaving a review. We appreciate your feedback!

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  • Tracey Reed
    July 28, 2021

    My apologies, Natasha. I had to improvise. I cut the recipe in half. I used 1/4 cup dill relish since I had no pickles. (Yes, it was soupy.) I used dill weed.
    OMGOSH! I didn’t have any left. Fish. French fries. Ritz crackers. Nothing was safe. Lol. It was great. Thank you.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 28, 2021

      No worries at all, Tracey. I’m happy that you loved the sauce! Thank you for leaving a review.

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  • Karen
    July 27, 2021

    This recipe is excellent. I made it to go with with my husband’s freshly caught Walleye from Lake Erie. Never will I buy jar tartar sauce again

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 27, 2021

      That’s great feedback, thanks for sharing that with us. Great to know that you enjoyed this recipe!

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  • Anna Rose
    July 23, 2021

    It’s more of the same but worth repeating—-fantastic and easy! Thank you so much for being generous with your recipes. Our supermarket breaded fish was elevated. This is my first time trying one of your recipes and I’m now looking forward to trying something else. I love that this is a team effort with your hubby. It increases my desire to sample more of your offerings.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 23, 2021

      That’s so great! I’m so glad you discovered my blog and liked this recipe, Anna!

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  • Carole
    July 23, 2021

    My husband really enjoys tartar sauce on his fish and sadly we have not been able to find his “go to brand” for well over a year now. Have tried several others and none have been keepers. Love your recipes Natasha and figured a home made one that you recommend is worth the try. Well, as with all of your recipes, this tartar gets 5 stars! Just made a batch to have with our dinner tonight and without it even getting to sit and rest for a while, when tasted before it headed into the fridge he said “wow, better than even my old jarred favorite”. Love everything we have tried and when looking for something different to try or even a staple with a new flair, I find we head to find a recipe you have so graciously shared. Thank you!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 23, 2021

      Homemade is always best, and I’m so glad this was no exception! Thank you so much for sharing this lovely review with me!

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  • kay
    July 22, 2021

    This was delish with our halibut and cod. The only thing different I did was add 2 TBSP prepared horseradish for a little kick!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 22, 2021

      Sounds great, Kay. Good to know that you liked this recipe and thanks for sharing that with us!

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  • Abby
    July 20, 2021

    Love this recipe! I always add a little bit of pickle juice for an extra pickle flavor.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 20, 2021

      That’s a great idea, Abby!

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    • Sue
      August 19, 2021

      I do that, too!

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  • Wendy Gantt
    July 3, 2021

    Natasha, I made this today because I forgot tartar sauce for our fish fry tomorrow. Am I ever so glad I forgot it. I will NEVER buy tartar sauce again thanks to you!! This is absolutely delicious!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 3, 2021

      I’m so happy you tried this! You will never buy store-bought again– we haven’t had to! So so good, and I’m glad you loved it too!

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  • JMS
    June 25, 2021

    Made it without what I didn’t have on hand… lemon juice and sugar… and used 1/3 mayo and 2/3 plain greek yogurt as the mayo was low- Still great results! Thanks!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 26, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

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  • Kathy
    June 23, 2021

    This is so good. Even my husband liked it. It’s a keeper for our family.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 23, 2021

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

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  • Sharon
    June 19, 2021

    Great recipe. I have made your Tartar sauce for several fish fries this summer. Everyone loves it.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 19, 2021

      Its our absolute favorite and popular for good reason! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Carmen Bonnici
    June 9, 2021

    I make my own tartare sauce as I don’t like the bought version. I just use chopped capers and mayonnaise and it’s really fantastic. I use it always when I cook fish and it’s quite often, sometimes twice a week

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 9, 2021

      Homemade is always better, I’m glad you always make your own too.

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  • Joe Wilderness
    June 8, 2021

    I make my Tartar Sauce with the following.

    1/4 cup Dill Relish
    1 cup Blue Plate Mayo

    If not enough relish, add to taste.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 8, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

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  • M. Burton
    June 5, 2021

    Loved this recipe. Family really enjoyed it, even crab cake and salmon cakes recipe which started it all. I will look to your site again for other recipes.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 5, 2021

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

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  • Anthony B. Sanders
    June 4, 2021

    Amazing recipe! Thanks Natasha! Just tried Bonefish Grill’s fish and chips and yours is better!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 4, 2021

      Wow! Thank you for that lovely comment and compliment!

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  • John
    May 25, 2021

    Natasha, you’re amazing, your entire family is amazing, and your recipes are always delicious. Thank you so much for bringing a smile to my face and a happy face to my food. Please don’t allow anyone to dim your shine! Well, I’d write more, but I have tartar sauce to make. Thanks!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 25, 2021

      Hi John, thank you very much for your kind words and good feedback. I feel so inspired when I see messages like this. I appreciate you sharing this with us!

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  • Fran Johnson
    May 22, 2021

    Way back in the late sixties i worked in a diner where we had carhops . I learned that fries dipped in tartar sauce was pretty good .Trying homemade thanks to you .

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 22, 2021

      I hope you love this recipe! You will never go back to jarred tartar sauce!

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  • Sharon Shockley
    May 22, 2021

    Nat,
    I used jarred dill relish and dried herbs. This by far is the only recipe I will ever use again for tarter sauce. The hubs scarfed it down! Thanks so much for sharing!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 22, 2021

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite, Sharon! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

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  • Teresa Gruber
    May 16, 2021

    Excellent, thanks. Don’t know why I never made my own before, so much better than store-bought.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 16, 2021

      I’m glad you think so! Thanks for your great feedback, Teresa.

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  • Mark
    May 13, 2021

    Exactly what I was looking for!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 13, 2021

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

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  • Tracey
    May 10, 2021

    You just saved my bacon!! Well, technically you saved my fish sticks. I thought I had tartar sauce in the fridge, but I was mistaken. My mom can’t eat fish without tartar sauce. (I think the fish simply serves as a tartar sauce delivery device). So, I was in trouble. Google pointed me to you, and I will never buy store-bought tartar sauce again. You’re a miracle worker. Thank you for saving the day!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 10, 2021

      I’m so glad you discovered my blog and recipe! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Tracey!

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  • Mayumi
    May 6, 2021

    Hi, Natasha! I love your website and youtube videos so much and I’ve cooked some of your recipes and my husband and I love them!
    I have a question for you about this recipe. I cooked too much tartar sauce and now I no longer have any more salmon cakes.
    Do you have any recommendation about how to use this leftover sauce?
    I’m from Japan so I’m afraid my English might be difficult for you to understand, but I hope you could do!
    Thank you always!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 6, 2021

      Hi Mayumi, I’m glad you liked it! The tartar sauce keeps covered and refrigerated for 5 to 7 days. You can use it to top other fish recipes.

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  • Valerie
    May 4, 2021

    Excellent!!! I found that I could use a very small amount of Ghee (clarified butter). This reduced the amount of fat while maintaining good flavor. I also used frozen salmon filets that needed to be used (butter, lemon pepper and garlic salt with squeeze of lemon) and baking under a foil covered casserole. The homemade tartar sauce was great!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 5, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I’m so happy you enjoyed that.

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  • Laura Anenberg
    May 3, 2021

    great recipe, very simply
    I made this last week, is it still good 7 days out?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 3, 2021

      Hi Laura, I’m glad you liked it! The tartar sauce keeps covered and refrigerated for 5 to 7 days.

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  • Aubrey
    April 29, 2021

    Hi,
    Can I substitute Greek yogurt and maybe a bit of sour cream for mayo?
    For some reason I am not able to eat mayo anymore, but love tartar sce
    Aubrey

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 29, 2021

      Hello Aubrey, I imagine that will work. If you do an experiment, please share with us how it goes.

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  • Gwynneth Cowley
    April 23, 2021

    Very likely the best tartare sauce I’ve ever tasted!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 23, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Greg VanZile
    April 18, 2021

    Finely chopped dill pickles.

    Possible to use a store bought jar of dill relish, or are there ingredients in it, that would change the flavor profile?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 19, 2021

      Hi Greg, 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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  • Tammy Jeancola
    April 9, 2021

    First I want to thank you for sharing This wonderful recipe. After a long day at work I did not want to stop at the grocery sty for a bottle if crappy tarter sauce. I never made homemade before but I had all the ingredients and decided to give it a shot. I am so happy I did;!!! This totally puts store bought to shame. I will forever mae my own using only this recipe. My husband and ai loved it 😊.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 10, 2021

      Isn’t it the best! We will never buy tartar sauce again, either! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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. 🙂

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 4, 2021

      Thank you for the wonderful review!

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