Tartar Sauce Recipe

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This homemade tartar sauce recipe is so good and so easy you will never go back to store-bought again!

Tartar sauce recipe

How to make homemade Tartar Sauce

Healthy, homemade tartar sauce doesn’t have to be so complicated. This recipe only requires a few things that you probably already have. Even better? This is a 4 ingredient tartar sauce, meaning that you will have a terrific homemade condiment within minutes. 

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Tartar sauce recipe nutrition

I love that I can add so many of my homemade ingredients, such as my homemade fermented dill pickles and my homemade mayonnaise. It gives it a little probiotic boost, which I love.

When I first learned how to make easy tartar sauce, it was because my family was on the GAPs diet and I needed something to compliment our fish dinner. Turns out, this tartar sauce was the perfect compliment to any meal (it’s that good!). 

In addition, this recipe is perfect for the keto diet. While most store-bought tartar sauces have corn syrup in them, this recipe skips that extra sugar and focuses on ingredients that can enhance digestion.

The BEST tartar sauce recipe goes great on:

  • Homemade salmon patties (here is my must-try Salmon Patties recipe) 
  • French fries or sweet potato fries
  • Roasted veggies
  • On a sandwich

Easy tartar sauce recipe

Ready to learn how to make easy tartar sauce for fish? Look no further than my family’s favorite recipe. Within a few minutes, you will have the most delicious condiment to serve with almost any meal! 



  1. Finely dice dill pickle and onion
  2. Combine ingredients in a glass bowl using a spoon or fork
  3. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge

Why choose homemade tartar sauce over store-bought tartar sauce?

For me and my family, I choose homemade tartar sauce for several reasons. 

For one, I like the ability to be able to control what ingredients go into our food. When it is homemade, I can use vegetables grown in my backyard, pickles that I fermented, and mayonnaise that I was able to blend myself. Being able to serve whole, natural foods that lack additives is something that I love to do. 

Another reason that I prefer to make my tartar sauce is that it is just so simple. With a couple of ingredients and just a few minutes, I have a fresh condiment that tastes incredible, and saves money. 

What is Tartar Sauce?

Tartar sauce is a condiment that is traditionally served to compliment a meal such as a fish patty or to dip your fries into. It has a tart, savory taste that I honestly cannot get enough of. 

With a few ingredients (that you probably already have), you can make your tartar sauce that your family will request over and over again. All you need is some mayonnaise, diced pickle, onion, and a little bit of lemon juice. Mix it all up and you are ready to enjoy it right away.

How long will my homemade tartar sauce last?

For any leftover tartar sauce, make sure you store it in a glass airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. 

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Yield: 12 oz.

Tartar Sauce

Tartar sauce recipe

This homemade tartar sauce recipe is so good and so easy you will never go back to store-bought again!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup minced dill pickle
  • ¼ cup yellow onion
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Finely dice dill pickle and onion
  2. Combine ingredients in a glass bowl using a spoon or fork
  3. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 128Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 167mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g
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