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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

4.98 from 891 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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  • Toby
    May 26, 2024

    I think 1 cup of chopped dill pickles is way too much. That makes it almost 50% pickles and 50% mayo. I used 1 cup mayo and 3 tblsp dill pickle and 2 tblsp minced onion and it was good.

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  • None Ofyourbusiness
    May 19, 2024

    Use dill pickle relish. No need to add the dill. Finely chopped sweet onions are a great addition.

    Reply

  • AlbertaGirl
    May 18, 2024

    I add a dash of horseradish and everyone says its the best they have EVER had… and they are all west coast fish eaters!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 19, 2024

      That’s great feedback! Thanks a lot for sharing.

      Reply

  • Diane Chason
    May 17, 2024

    I made your tarter sauce recipe for the second time today and the fish sticks you mentioned from Costco. I have been wanting a good recipe for tarter sauce and thanks to you I now have it!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 17, 2024

      I’m so glad you found it on my blog and love it! You will never go back to buying this in store again.

      Reply

  • Heather V
    May 16, 2024

    It is delish! And very easy to make! I used dehydrated dill (Litehouse brand) and it was still good – can only imagine what it’d be like with fresh dill! Next time!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 16, 2024

      Hello Heather, thank you for your great feedback. I’m so glad you loved it!

      Reply

  • Deb
    May 16, 2024

    Perfect compliment to my salmon patties. I think I may have eaten more tarter sauce than salmon 😉
    This recipe is has been added to my files…yummy!

    Reply

  • Rosie
    May 7, 2024

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! My mom used to make all her own tartar sauce and I could never get her recipe quite right, but did!

    Reply

  • Margie
    May 6, 2024

    Natasha…. Love your recipes. You make everything fun and are hilarious. I’m kind of goofy too and love your recipies and style. Making things fun is key to learning as well as good simple information to follow. For sure one of your biggest fans ❤️

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      May 6, 2024

      Thank you so much, Margie!

      Reply

  • BB
    May 3, 2024

    How long can this be stored in the refrigerator? Are there other alternatives if you don’t have an item? Can you use sweet relish?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 3, 2024

      Hi BB, This recipe stays fresh in the fridge for a few days. I haven’t tried this, but one of my readers mentioned they used sweet relish. She mentioned “Skip the sugar, onion and pickles. Use sweet relish instead.” I hope this helps.

      Reply

  • Anna C
    April 30, 2024

    Really great! Didn’t have any fresh dill, so I used dried. Came out great! Will definitely make this again.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 30, 2024

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

      Reply

  • Chuck
    April 29, 2024

    I didn’t have any dill but it still was good, I also used dried parsley flakes

    Reply

  • Andrea
    April 28, 2024

    Delicious! Best tartar sauce recipe! I refuse to purchase store bought, it does not compare…AT ALL.

    Reply

  • Debbi
    April 27, 2024

    Best tartar sauce recipe ever! (They said my comment was too short so here’s some more words)

    Reply

  • Linda Corbin
    April 25, 2024

    made it, loved it, the tarter sauce makes it, I would make this again, the family loved it

    Reply

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