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Tartar sauce is served with seafood recipes as a sauce or dip.
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Homemade Tartar Sauce

Homemade Tartar Sauce is made in no time with this easy recipe and lasts for weeks! Use this sauce to create the best flavor combinations with fries, fish, or crab cakes.

Course dip
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 98 kcal


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup dill pickles finely chopped*
  • 2 tsp. pickle juice
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh dill finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • ½ tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. sugar optional
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard


  1. Add all ingredients to a medium-sized bowl and mix until well combined.
  2. Refrigerate for at least 1-2 hours before serving so the flavors have a chance to meld together.

  3. Serve with crab cakes or as a dip with potato wedges.

  4. Store for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

  • You can also substitute the pickles and juice for ½ cup of pickle relish.
  • 1 tablespoon of sauce equals 1 serving.
  • To Store: Keep homemade tartar sauce for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Tartar Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 98 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 216mg9%
Potassium 14mg0%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 89IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.