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Homemade Tartar Sauce is so easy to make, you’ll never go back to store bought again. Made with simple ingredients and taking just a few minutes, this is the best tartar sauce recipe ever!
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Just 5 ingredients is all it takes to make a quick tartar sauce. This is a super forgiving recipe; you can keep adjusting the flavors until you’re happy with the result. You probably even have all of the ingredients on hand!
Get a detailed list of ingredients & instructions in the recipe card below.
Now here’s the kicker…the instructions are super complicated. Are you ready?
Yup, that’s it! Easy peasy, right?
Some people seem a little scared to try tartar sauce and I’m not really sure why because it’s delicious. It’s creamy, has a subtle crunchy from the dill pickle, and a nice tang from the lemon juice, with a fresh bite from the dill. The mayo makes it super creamy, but if you’re not a fan you could also swap in plain yogurt or sour cream.
This creamy, tangy sauce is ideal for topping all kinds of fish, but it can be spread on burgers and sandwiches, or even used in stir-fries.
A good tartar sauce recipe can really enhance all kinds of seafood dishes. It’s creamy and tangy and pairs well with fish sticks, breaded fish fillets, and is a must for classic Fish & Chips, Salmon Patties, and Crab Cakes.
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Storage: Keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. I highly recommend making this dip a few hours or even a day in advance. It gives the flavors time to blend together.
Freezing: Mayo doesn’t freeze well, so freezing is not recommended.