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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 848 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: $
Calories: 196

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  • Rebecca Burbridge
    March 2, 2024

    Soooooo good!! I love the onion in mine. I also ad 1/4 tsp of granulated garlic!

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  • Dennis G Kelly
    March 1, 2024

    Excellent taste and texture. I added a dash of worchester sauce to mine.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 1, 2024

      Hi Dennis! I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe.

      Reply

  • Janice
    March 1, 2024

    Looking to make this condiment tonight to go with my salmon cakes. It inficates ‘onion optional’; has everyone who made this and commented on how delicious t is added the onions to theirs?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 1, 2024

      Hi Janice. We always add the onions because it gives it a great flavor but I will leave this comment here for others to share their experience.

      Reply

  • Brenda
    February 28, 2024

    😋 finally a great tarter sauce ! I used relish , did not have dill pickles ! I got compliments on how good it was . Next time I’ll try the pickles

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 28, 2024

      Sounds good, great to hear that it was a hit!

      Reply

  • Jay
    February 27, 2024

    Thanks for the recipe! First time making tartar sauce though I make everything from cream of mushroom soup to meatloaf seasoning now so I couldn’t wait to try it! Now I did not have fresh dill or parsley, and I only had sweet pickles, so I added some finely diced English cucumber! I recently discovered how amazing they were in a turkey salad! This is fantastic! Can’t wait for my skillet fried blackened grouper and crab cakes tonight! Thanks again to Natasha and her kitchen, and her cameras, and most of all thank you for your yummy content!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 27, 2024

      Hi Jay! You’re very welcome. I’m so glad you loved it. Thanks for sharing.

      Reply

  • Shirley
    February 16, 2024

    Just love video s ,and also the amount of times meaning for instance how long towhip something all great recipe

    Reply

  • Regina Libby
    February 13, 2024

    Fantastic recipe! Quick and easy 😌 I can not stop sampling)
    The only thing I added pickled garlic (finely chopped) just because it was in a jar with pickles. So good! SO GOOD 👍

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 13, 2024

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

      Reply

  • Regina Libby
    February 13, 2024

    Fantastic! I keep sampling the sauce 😎 The only thing I added pickled garlic just because it was in a jar with pickles . Thanks!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 13, 2024

      You’re welcome, Regina!

      Reply

  • Ronnie
    February 9, 2024

    This is the best tarter sauce recipe I’ve ever made, my family loves it. I’ve even experimented with different additions like Cajun seasoning, Frank’s red hot, horseradish, etc. It takes fried fish to the next level!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 9, 2024

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

      Reply

  • Anita
    February 8, 2024

    I don’t really like regular tartar ssauce but I decided to give a “real” recipe a try. I’m so glad I did! I’m good at eyeballing a recipe down to the single serving I need, and it was the best tartar sauce I’ve ever had. Thank you!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 8, 2024

      I’m so glad to hear that, Anita!

      Reply

  • Kay
    February 1, 2024

    Excellent! Thank you for sharing! I have been looking for THEEEEE PERFECT tarter sauce and this is it!!! Absolutely delicious! I followed recipe to a T and will not change a thing when I make it again!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 1, 2024

      I’m so glad you found that perfect tartar sauce! Thank you for the wonderful feedback!

      Reply

  • Tatsi
    January 31, 2024

    This sauce is amazing!!!! It has great tartar flavor. Love it!!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 31, 2024

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

      Reply

  • Sandra
    January 30, 2024

    This recipe was seriously fast, easy and absolutely delicious! My family raved. I did add a little bit of cayenne pepper to add some spice since I was making fish tacos. But, honestly, this recipe was yummy both with spice and without. This is a keeper!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 30, 2024

      Thank you for your good comments and feedback, Sandra. I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

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