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Classic Tartar Sauce Recipe

Classic Tartar Sauce Recipe

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. YIELD:8 servings


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


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Yield: 1 cup.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Classic Tartar Sauce

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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!"

Reviewed Nov. 29, 2013

"So fast and easy! And tastes great! I used dill relish and dried minced onion because that's what I had on hand but still worked fine!"

Reviewed Oct. 1, 2013

"This is the first time I have ever made homemade tarter sauce and it was a big hit. Me and my husband both loved it! It way better than what you get in the jars!!!"

Reviewed Jul. 30, 2013

"I did not have dill pickles and ended up using sweet pickles. I also doubled the recipe because we love tartar sauce with salmon cakes."

Reviewed Apr. 8, 2013

"What goes around comes around. This is the exact recipe that's been used by my family since the Forties, my mother showed me how to make this sauce, and the only recipe I've ever used on any kind of fish when using tarter sauce."

Reviewed Sep. 15, 2012

"This is one of the best tartar sauces I have had. And none of that taste of artificial "whatever" that the store-bought brands have!"

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