Classic Tartar Sauce Recipe
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Classic Tartar Sauce Recipe

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You'll never buy tartar sauce again once you've tasted this super-easy recipe! —Michelle Stromko, Darlington, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2/3 cup chopped dill pickles
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • Dash pepper

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 104 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 228mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (trace sugars, trace fiber), trace protein


  1. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Yield: 1 cup.
Originally published as Classic Tartar Sauce in Simple & Delicious June/July 2012, p8

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Reviewed Mar. 22, 2015

"Made this tonight and loved it! Made it as recipe says except omitted pepper as I do not like it. Have made my own tartar sauce in the past using a different recipe, but my husband likes this one better! Will definitely make again!"

Reviewed Mar. 1, 2015

"I have been making this for several years, the only difference is, I use sweet pickle relish, we like it better than with the dill pickle."

Reviewed Jun. 11, 2014

"I have been making my own tarter sauce for 30 plus years. I only use dill pickle or relish. I use Valencia sweet onion or green onion in a pinch. The final ingredient is a Tbs of lemon juice. It is scrumptious with any fish."

Reviewed May. 29, 2014

"I like to grate the onion over the bowl you will be using. That way you get the juices too. The flavor of the onion goes through out the sauce."

Reviewed Feb. 27, 2014

"Super easy and made with everything I already had on hand. Great with crispy walleye fillets. Definitely a keeper!"

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