fbpx Print
clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon

Tartar Sauce


Description

This is the best homemade tartar sauce! Creamy and herby, it boasts a fresh tangy flavor that pairs beautifully with seafood dishes. This condiment is also a dipping sauce for French fries and veggies.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 cup mayonnaise (real mayo, not dressing)
  • 5 tablespoons sour cream
  • 5 tablespoons minced kosher dill pickles
  • 2 tablespoons pickle juice (from the jar)
  • 2 tablespoons minced white onion
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh Italian parsley (leaves, no stems)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon minced fresh dill
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced non-pareil capers
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
  • 1 pinch garlic powder

Instructions

  1. In a small mixing bowl, stir mayo and sour cream together.
  2. Add all other ingredients to the bowl. Mix well to combine.
  3. Do a taste test. Adjust spices, as needed.
  4. To thicken, chill, and fully develop it’s flavor profile, refrigerate 1 hour before serving.

Notes

  • FRESH INGREDIENTS: For the best-tasting condiment always use fresh ingredients to include firm crunchy pickles and un-wilted herbs.
  • MAYONNAISE: Do not substitute low-fat mayo or dressing for this important ingredient. Your taste buds will notice the difference!
  • TANGY VS SWEET: Kosher pickles give this recipe a delightful tang. But if you desire a sweeter taste, use sweet pickles or sweet relish. Or sprinkle in a teaspoon of granulated sugar.
  • HOW TO STORE TARTAR SAUCE: Transfer to a glass salad dressing bottle or a small container with a tight-fitting lid. Refrigerate.
  • HOW LONG DOES TARTAR SAUCE LAST? When made with fresh crisp ingredients and refrigerated, it can be kept for up to 1 week.Β 
  • MORE INFO ABOUT THIS RECIPE: Further tips are included in the body of the post, along with helpful step-by-step recipe images.
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 Minutes
  • Category: Condiments
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Cuisine: French

Keywords: Tartar Sauce