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jar of homemade tartar sauce with a spoon

Easy Homemade Tartar Sauce Recipe

Learn how easy it is to make a delicious homemade tartar sauce recipe that goes excellent with any seafood dish.
Course condiment, sauce, Side Dish
Cuisine American, english, French
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 97kcal


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup small diced yellow onions
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped capers
  • 1/3 cup small-diced dill pickles
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • Sea salt and cracked pepper to taste


  • Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and mix until combined.
  • Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.


Chef Notes:
  • How to Store: Keep covered in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. This does not freeze well so don’t attempt it.
  • In place of the yellow onions in the sauce you can sub for red onions, shallots or sweet onions.
  • My suggestion is to keep this recipe as simple as possible because you want to use it to compliment the seafood, not mask it.
  • The brine from the capers and pickles provides plenty of acid to the sauce, so there is no need for lemon juice.


Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 143mg | Potassium: 12mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 57IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg