creamy tartar sauce recipe in a small bowl
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Don't Buy, Make Homemade Tartar Sauce

You can make great tasting tartar sauce at home, don't buy tartar sauce in the jar. 
Course Sauces
Cuisine American
Keyword Tartar Sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 153kcal
Author Stephanie Manley


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dill pickle relish
  • 1 tablespoon chopped white onion
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  • In a small bowl combine mayonnaise, dill pickle relish, white chopped onion, capers, and lemon juice. Stir to combine. Store in an airtight container for a few hours before serving.

Recipe Tips

  • You can toss fresh herbs in homemade tartar sauce like parsley, chervil, chives, and some green onion tops.
  • Add a dash of Tabasco for extra flavor
  • Homemade tartar sauce says fresh for 4 to 5 days when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 164mg | Potassium: 4mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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