Everyone needs an easy and delicious homemade Tartar Sauce recipe, and this one won't disappoint! It's so much tastier than store bought Tartar Sauce and can be made in minutes.
I hate buying store bought Tartar Sauce, it's too expensive for what it is, and home-made always tastes better! Plus you probably have most of these ingredients lying around. I always have dill growing in the garden, which is the secret ingredient for this Tartar Sauce recipe.
What's Tartar Sauce Made Of?
This is a 6 ingredient recipe made from mayo, dill pickles, fresh dill, lemon juice, sugar and onions. However, this might be made differently from other recipes. Some people add these ingredients as a tartar sauce variations. It's ok to mix it up with your favorite ingredients.
- pickle relish
What adds a great crunch to this recipe is dill pickles. I use either my homemade Dill Pickles or Costco Vlasic Pickles, and usually have a jar in the fridge. The hardest part of this recipe is chopping the dill pickle pieces into small diced pieces, but it's worth it!
What Mayo Is Best For Tartar Sauce?
It's important to start with a great tasting mayo for this recipe. I suggest Hellmans Real Mayo, Best Foods or Heinz Mayo for the tastiest result. As Mayo is the base of this recipe, the flavor is very important. Some mayos aren't creamy and taste too vinegar-y. I've made this recipe with Japanese Mayo as well, and that was delicious!
The other main ingredient is dill pickles. I use either my homemade Dill Pickles and usually have a jar in the fridge. The hardest part of this recipe is chopping the dill pickle pieces into small diced pieces, but it's worth it!
Tartar Sauce Flavor Secret
The secret that elevates this Tartar Sauce recipe is using minced onion. It sounds strange, minced onion, but it only takes a few seconds to do. Please don't use onion powder, fresh is best! I use my garlic press, and squeeze through a few pieces of onion, which pulverizes and adds onion juice. Don't add any chunky onion pieces.
Minced onion is the secret to several of my sauce recipes. Check them out!
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You're gonna love this Tartar Sauce recipe, much tastier than what you buy in a bottle! I smother it all over my fish fillet, and dip my fries in it. It's also a great sauce to dip Butterflied Shrimp or Salt and Pepper Shrimp. I could almost drink it!
Dill Pickle Dip
This recipe could even be used as an easy Pickle Dip for your next party. I usually add an extra diced dill pickle to this recipe, with a little bit extra minced onion, and sometimes a tiny bit of grated carrot. It has the crunchy texture of the pickles, with the tang of the onions. Perfect to dip crackers or vegetables for you next party. Make extra as a fry dip with your fish and chips.
Quick and Easy homemade tartar sauce, better than store bought! Made with dill pickles and mayo, perfect for fish fingers or fish and chips, a dip you won't be able to stop eating! Bon Appetit! Приятного аппетита!
Homemade Tartar Sauce Recipe and VIDEO
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- ½ cup dill pickles finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon dill finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 tablespoons onion minced through a garlic press
- pinch of black pepper
- In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together. Enjoy!
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