Easy Homemade Tartar Sauce
Tartar Sauce is one of those condiments that I either love or hate. Depending on how it is made, I can eat more of it than the protein it is served with or I can’t touch it! I think it is based on the type of pickle used. Tartar Sauce needs the tang of the dill pickles instead of the sweet of the bread pickles.
This is great served with Grilled Salmon or fried pickles. My crew likes it on sweet potato fries as well.
1 cup Mayonnaise
1/3 to 1/2 cup dill pickle relish (or finely chopped dill pickles)
1 Tablespoon pickle juice
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Place all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
Refrigerate at least one hour before serving to allow flavors to blend.
Stir well before serving.
Store in airtight container in the refrigerator.
I prefer this made with the relish over chopping the pickles myself, but either will work.
I’ve made this recipe several times now, and it never disappoints.
Thank you, Sherryl!
This is great – so quick and easy – we always have the ingredients on hand. Thanks so much for sharing!! Will continue to make this for years to come!
Fiona Langlois says
This sounds great, but I’d also add dill weed & seed & chopped (rinsed from brine) capers. (Possibly also try tarragon). This to me is the best !!
Polly J McMullen says
Wow….Made this tonight and it was awesome…First time making Tartar Sauce by scratch thank you…
michelle warner says
this is awesome, we always run out of tarter sauce and I find it to be expensive, so easy and handy to have this recipe, Thanks a bunch.
Edna Williams says
Great recipe! Thanks for sharing!
Shareen Mioskowski says
Tried and true…I love this recipe!! Thanks so much for the post!
Linda Manns Linneman says
This sounds great. Nothing like homemade. Thank you for sharing
Rita M says
Appreciate the recipe… We are trying to eat more fish – this would be a great addition!
Amber Ludwig says
Mmm!! It it totally weird that I put tartar on everything?!!? Literally everything?!?! Burgers, fries, salads…. lol!! I should be buying it by the gallon!! but now I can make it!!! 😮 No tartar sauce anonymous for me!!
Sherryl Wilson says
I love it on fries too!
Diana Corlett says
Great recipe! I am trying to avoid a number of common ingredients in store bought foods, so I would use my own home-made mayonnaise and pickles.
Marti Tabora says
I’m not a big fan of tartar sauce, but my mom really loves it. I think the next time we fry fish I’m going to make this for her.
Danielle Royalegacy says
This sounds like the way my husband likes his. Thanks for the recipe.