Homemade Tartar Sauce

5 from 2 votes

Skip the store-bought tartar sauce and make your own with this recipe! It’s perfect for seafood and takes only a few minutes to prepare

homemade tartar sauce

Homemade Tartar Sauce is a delicious and easy-to-make condiment that can elevate the flavor of your favorite Seafood Dishes.

This creamy, tangy sauce is made with simple ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. Which is great as you don’t have to run to the grocery store to make this recipe.

homemade tartar sauce

You can use chopped pickles instead of sweet pickle relish if you prefer a sharper tartar sauce. You can also adjust the consistency of the sauce by adding more mayonnaise for a thicker sauce or more lemon juice for a thinner one.

old bay seasoning

If you don’t have any Old Bay Seasoning on hand you can easily make your own by following our Homemade Old Bay Seasoning recipe.

homemade tartar sauce

Tartar Sauce is perfect for dipping fried fish, shrimp, crab cakes, or any other seafood dish you want. It’s also great on Sandwiches as a spread. Plus making it yourself allows you to customize the flavors just the way you like them.

homemade tartar sauce

I like to add a little cayenne pepper to my tartar sauce but you can totally omit this spice if you want as I realize some of you don’t like your food too spicy.

sauce on fish stick

You will need the following ingredients to make this Homemade Tartar Sauce recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Mayonnaise, Sour Cream, Red Onion, Sweet Relish, Fresh Lemon Juice, Old Bay Seasoning, Sriracha Sauce, Salt, Ground Black Pepper and Cayenne Pepper.

  1. In a small bowl, mix together all the ingredients.
  2. Let the sauce sit for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator. This will allow all the flavors to meld. You can use it immediately, but the longer you let it sit in the refrigerator, the more flavorful it will be.

Printable Recipe Card

homemade tartar sauce

Homemade Tartar Sauce

Skip the store-bought tartar sauce and make your own with this recipe! It's perfect for seafood and takes only a few minutes to prepare.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course Sauces
Cuisine American
Author Rodney
Servings 6
Calories 276 kcal

Equipment

  • Bowl for Mixing

Ingredients
 

  • 1 Cup Mayonnaise
  • ¼ Cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Tbsp Red Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Tsp Sweet Relish
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tsp Old Bay Seasoning
  • Tsp Sriracha Sauce
  • Tsp Salt
  • Tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • Tsp Cayenne Pepper, optional

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, mix together all the ingredients.
  • Let the sauce sit for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator. This will allow all the flavors to meld. You can use it immediately, but the longer you let it sit in the refrigerator, the more flavorful it will be.

Notes

→ Let the sauce sit for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator. This will allow all the flavors to meld. You can use it immediately, but the longer you let it sit in the refrigerator, the more flavorful it will be.

Nutrition

Calories: 276kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 1gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 17gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 298mgPotassium: 28mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 121IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 0.2mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. Janice says:

    This homemade Tartar sauce is just delicious.

5 from 2 votes (1 rating without comment)

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