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Green Onion Tartar Sauce

Here’s a traditional sauce worth making from scratch. It makes the meal feel very special, and guests are always impressed. You might never buy the bottled stuff ever again. —Roger Slivon, Genesee Depot, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    3/4 cup


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 whole dill pickle, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. Refrigerate until serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 tablespoon: 74 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 106mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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  • Chris
    Jun 29, 2019

    I am from a traditional area and know my Fish n chips. Here is the recipe 1/2 mayo 1/2 green relish mix and enjoy.

  • justmbeth
    Dec 28, 2017

    Very good tartar sauce, a bit chunkier than traditional tartar sauce. Our family of 4 didn't have much left over.

  • katecrid47
    Jan 26, 2015

    This was really good! Easy and simple. I did not have tarragon so left it out but it was still great!

  • rebelwithoutaclue
    Oct 29, 2014

    very, very good. But all our guests did not get to try. Portion size is way off!!!!

  • tamarachronister
    Jul 25, 2013

    My husband IS a tartar sauce guy, and he loved this - packed with flavor! It's only serves 4 instead of 12 because it is SO GOOD! Be sure to chop the pickles finely, and it's better if left in the refrigerator for at least a couple of hours before serving.Definitely a keeper!

  • Carc
    Mar 28, 2012

    My husband is very fussy about his tartar sauce and he really liked this sauce. It's definitely not enough for 12 servings, maybe 4 small servings.

  • mamoonis
    Feb 18, 2012

    Husband like this a lot, and that's a big compliment because he's not really a tartar sauce guy. Definitely like this better than anything in a bottle.

  • Summy
    Apr 25, 2011

    This was outstanding. "12 servings" was actually only about 4 servings in my family--they practically licked the bowl clean! We had this with smoked salmon. I made it the night before so that the flavors could blend. Absolutely YUMMY!

  • lyndatea
    Dec 6, 2010

    I have attempted many tartar sauces and this was by far the best. We even had an "extra" fish dinner this week, so I could use up the rest of the sauce. I did not have fresh parsley, but used dried instead and it was fine!

  • parksville
    Dec 1, 2010

    We had this tartar sauce w/ halibut. Not only is easy to make, it is really delicious. I will not purchase the "store bought" stuff again! Yum, yum!