Tartar Sauce

(3 customer reviews)




Tartar sauce is a classic condiment that adds flavor to seafood dishes, from crispy fish fillets to succulent shrimp. While store-bought options are readily available, there’s something extraordinary about crafting your homemade version. It allows you to customize the flavor to your liking and ensures a fresher, more vibrant taste that complements your seafood perfectly. In this recipe, we’ll guide you through creating a tantalizing tartar sauce that will elevate your culinary creations to new heights.


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • Two tablespoons finely chopped dill pickles
  • One tablespoon finely chopped capers
  • One tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
  • One tablespoon of lemon juice
  • One teaspoon of Dijon mustard
  • One teaspoon finely minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Prepare the Ingredients: Gather all the ingredients listed above. Finely chop the pickles, capers, parsley, and onion to ensure a smooth consistency in the tartar sauce.
  • Mix the Base: In a mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, finely chopped dill pickles, capers, fresh parsley, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, minced onion, and garlic powder.
  • Season to Taste: Season the mixture with salt and pepper according to your preference. Start with a pinch of salt and a dash of pepper, then adjust as needed to achieve the desired flavor balance.
  • Blend Well: Use a spoon or spatula to mix all the ingredients until they are evenly distributed thoroughly. Make sure the flavors are well incorporated for a harmonious tartar sauce.
  • Chill and Serve: Transfer the tartar sauce to a serving dish or airtight container. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together. Chilling also helps to thicken the sauce slightly.
  • Enjoy: Once chilled, your homemade tartar sauce is ready to serve! Pair it with your favorite seafood dishes, such as fried fish, shrimp, or crab cakes. It also makes a delightful dip for French fries or a zesty sandwich spread.


With just a few simple ingredients and easy steps, you can whip up a batch of delicious homemade tartar sauce that will take your seafood dining experience to a new level. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or craving a homemade touch to your meal, this recipe is sure to impress. Say goodbye to store-bought options and hello to the fresh, vibrant flavors of homemade tartar sauce!

3 reviews for Tartar Sauce

  1. Ismaila

    As a seafood lover, finding the perfect tartar sauce is essential, and this recipe delivers beyond compare! The freshness of the ingredients shines through, and the homemade touch elevates any dish it accompanies. Whether paired with crispy fish fillets or golden-brown shrimp, this tartar sauce never fails to impress.

  2. Ezekiel

    I never knew homemade tartar sauce could be this delicious! This recipe is incredibly easy to follow, and the result is a tartar sauce that beats anything you can find in a jar. The combination of mayonnaise, lemon juice, and herbs creates a flavor explosion that complements seafood dishes perfectly.

  3. Jude

    Wow, this tartar sauce recipe is a game-changer! I’ve always been picky about tartar sauce, but this homemade version exceeded all expectations. The balance of tangy and creamy flavors is perfect, and the addition of chopped pickles and capers adds a delightful crunch. It’s become a staple in my kitchen, and I’ll never go back to store-bought again!

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