How to make tartar sauce

How to make tartar sauce
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Tartar sauce is a popular condiment that is typically served with seafood dishes, such as fish and chips or fried seafood platters. The sauce is made with a combination of mayonnaise, chopped pickles, and other ingredients that add flavor and texture. Here is a simple recipe for making homemade tartar sauce.


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped dill pickles
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of black pepper


  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, chopped pickles, parsley, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper.
  2. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed. You may want to add more pickles, parsley, or lemon juice, depending on your personal preference.
  3. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  4. Serve with fish, seafood, or as a dip for vegetables.

Note: You can also add other ingredients such as chopped capers, chopped onion, chopped hard-boiled eggs, or chopped herbs, such as tarragon, to customize the flavor of the tartar sauce.

This recipe makes about 1 cup of tartar sauce. The sauce can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

The tartar sauce is a great accompaniment to fish and chips and fried seafood, but it can also be used as a dip for vegetables or as a spread for sandwiches. Homemade tartar sauce is fresher and more flavorful than store-bought varieties and it is easy to make. So, next time you are enjoying seafood, try making this easy homemade tartar sauce.

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