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Tartar Sauce Recipe: A Tangy Triumph of Creaminess


Tartar sauce recipe perfectly complements a wide array of dishes, enhancing the taste and texture of seafood delicacies like fried fish, shrimp, crab cakes, or calamari. Its zesty profile adds a refreshing contrast to the richness of these dishes, providing a delightful burst of flavor with each bite.

Typically made from mayonnaise as a base, it incorporates a medley of finely chopped ingredients such as pickles, capers, onions, and herbs like dill or parsley. This combination results in a delightful balance of creaminess, tanginess, and a subtle crunch.

  • 1 cup of tartar sauce
  • 20min
  • Popularity worldwide
  • Fresh ingredients
Tartar Sauce Recipe


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped pickles (dill or sweet, based on preference)
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped capers
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill (or parsley), chopped (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
ingredients for Tartar Sauce Recipe


  • In a bowl, combine the mayonnaise, chopped pickles, capers, onion, lemon juice, and Dijon mustard. Stir well to ensure all the ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
  • If desired, add the chopped fresh dill or parsley to the mixture and stir it in.
  • Taste the sauce and season with salt and pepper according to your preference. Adjust the flavors as needed.
Tartar sacue for Tartar Sauce Recipe
  • Once the tartar sauce is well-combined and seasoned to your liking, transfer it to a jar or airtight container.
  • For best results, refrigerate the sauce for at least 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld together.
  • Serve the tartar sauce as a condiment alongside your favorite seafood dishes, fried foods, or use it as a tasty dip for vegetables.
final result for Tartar Sauce Recipe

Feel free to adjust the ingredient quantities and seasonings based on your personal taste preferences. Enjoy your homemade tartar sauce!