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A big white dinner plate is full of tartar sauce, fried fish, and spears of asparagus. There is a wedge of lemon in the tartar sauce.
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How To Make Tartar Sauce

Do you know how to make a great tartar sauce? All you gotta do is dump and stir! Anybody can do that and have something awesome to serve with fish. This recipe is a simple and classic version. (For the low-carb and keto crowd you could thin this sauce out with some lemon juice and toss it on salad!!! Trust me it is absolute heaven!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dinner or Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 196kcal
Author: Mirlandra
Cost: $1


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 Tablespoons dill pickle relish or minced dill pickles
  • 3 Tablespoons sweet onion minced
  • 2-3 Tablespoons fern leaf dill fresh or freeze dried
  • black pepper coursely ground to taste
  • fresh lemon juice optional


  • Mince onion and dill (if using fresh).
  • Stir all the ingredients together. Taste the sauce. Squeeze in a bit of lemon if you like a bit of the bright acidic flavor.
  • Cover and chill until ready to use.


This sauce develops flavor after sitting a few minutes.  I like to make it a few minutes before I start dinner and let it sit in the fridge "melding" while I cook.  
Save in the fridge for up to two weeks.  


Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 239mg | Potassium: 6mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 28IU | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg