Homemade tartar sauce recipe

I know, I know. This isn’t exactly an “outdoors” recipe. But homemade tartar sauce is a wonderful complement to many meals prepared with your wild-caught fish.

It’s quick and easy and, once you’ve tasted it, you’ll never want to choose store-bought tartar sauce again.

Homemade Tartar Sauce Recipe

  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Diced pickles
  • 1/4 cup Yellow mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon juice

Step 1: Place mayonnaise in a mixing bowl.

Step 2: Dice pickles and add to mayonnaise.

Step 3: Add yellow mustard and lemon juice.

Step 4: Stir to combine.

Substitutions and tips

I like a good amount of tang in my tartar sauce, but the amounts of yellow mustard and lemon juice can be tailored to fit your taste,

If you want a sweeter sauce, go light on the lemon juice and add honey. If heat is your thing, add a few dashes of hot sauce for a little zip.

Dill can also be added to this recipe for a greater depth of flavor.

Substituting dijon, stone-ground, or spicy brown mustard will also yield unique tastes.

Using avocado mayo will make this recipe Keto-friendly.

This tartar sauce is best enjoyed fresh. If you plan to store it, place it in a tightly-sealed container in your refrigerator and give it a stir periodically.

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