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This creamy homemade tartar sauce is so easy to make with just 5 simple ingredients. Rich and tangy, it’s the perfect accompaniment to and seafood dish.

Tartar sauce in a bowl in the middle of a plate of shrimp

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Tartar sauce is a must whenever we have seafood and homemade is so much more tangy and fresher than any store bought varieties. This is so rich and creamy, and even better, it takes less than 5 minutes to make a batch!

This sauce is perfect to serve along side my air fryer crispy shrimp or marinated air fryer salmon. You’ll never buy it from the store after trying this recipe!

How To Make Tartar Sauce

It’s so easy to make this tartar sauce, it hardly needs any directions! Simply add everything to a bowl and mix until combined.

Ingredinets in a bowl before being mixed
Tartar sauce in a white bowl with a spoon

How long does it keep?

This homemade tartar sauce will keep well in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Keep it in an airtight container or jar and you can use it right from chilled.

Can you freeze the sauce?

The tartar sauce is mayonnaise based so it is best not to freeze it as the texture will alter.

What does tartar sauce taste like?

This sauce is so delicious! It’s super creamy, which is thanks to the mayonnaise base. It is slightly tangy and the acid from the pickle and lemon juice cut through the mayo. The green onion adds a nice freshness and lightens up the sauce and a little sugar helps to balance everything out.

Recipe Variations

I decided not to add capers into this sauce, but if you like them, they make a great addition and work great with the pickle relish. If you like, you can also add in a minced garlic clove and you can swap the green onion for chives, which have a milder taste.

Tartar sauce in a bowl next to shrimp and a lemon wedge

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • Because this sauce is mayonnaise based, it must be kept refrigerated.
  • Use fresh lemon juice, it is so much more flavorful and tangy compared to bottled.
  • I used a full fat mayo as it’s much richer, but you can use a low fat variety if you prefer.

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Tartar Sauce

This creamy homemade tartar sauce is so easy to make with just 5 simple ingredients. Rich and tangy, it's the perfect accompaniment to and seafood dish.
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade tartar, how to make tartar sauce, tartar sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 10 to 12 servings
Calories 120kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 green onion chopped finely
  • 3 Tbsps dill relish
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp granulated white sugar

Instructions

  • Combine in a bowl. Serve immediately or chill.

Notes

  • Because this sauce is mayonnaise based, it must be kept refrigerated.
  • Use fresh lemon juice, it is so much more flavorful and tangy compared to bottled.
  • I used a full fat mayo as it’s much richer, but you can use a low fat variety if you prefer.

Nutrition

Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 156mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg
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