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Homemade tartar sauce

Homemade Tartar Sauce

Do you like tartar sauce? If so, have you ever thought that you can make your own at home? It's way better than store-bought, more flavorful, and less expensive, and it is quick to finish with only a few simple ingredients.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Czech
Keyword Recipes with mayo
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 204kcal


  • 4 Tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 dill pickle
  • 1 Tablespoon pickle juice
  • ¼ onion finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard or Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon ground pepper


  • Peel and finely chop the onion. Grate the pickle on a hand grater (small holes).
  • Put the onion and grated pickle in a bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients: pickle juice, mayonnaise, and mustard. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Mix everything until combined. Leave the tartar sauce to sit in the fridge for a few minutes.
  • Taste and if necessary, add a little more salt to your liking. Stir and serve.


  • Makes 2 fair portions.
  • Serve cold with fish fillets, fried fish sticks or fish fingers, crab cakes, and other seafood dishes, roasted veggies. 
  • Keep leftovers of tartar sauce in an airtight container and refrigerated. It should remain good for a couple of days but at least for one week.
  • Add a spoonful of full-fat plain Greek yogurt or sour cream to lighten the dip and save some calories.


Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 1161mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 81IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 0.2mg