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Homemade Tartar Sauce is easy to make with a few simple, fresh ingredients- we add capers, fresh dill and crunchy dill pickles for the best flavor. A creamy, tangy condiment, perfect for salmon, fish or seafood!

Tartar Sauce Recipe

  • Author: Tonia | Feasting at Home
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: ⅔ cup 1x
  • Category: condiment, saue
  • Method: stirred
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Homemade Tartar Sauce is easy to make with a few simple, fresh ingredients- we add capers, dill and fresh dill pickles – a creamy, tangy condiment perfect for salmon, fish or seafood! Vegan-adaptable! 


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (or 1/4 cup mayo and 1/4 cup Greek yogurt for a lighter version)
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustusrd
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 or 2 pinches cayenne pepper- optional
  • 1 tablespoon capers, rough chopped (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons dill pickles, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • Optional additions: chopped sweet onion, garlic, chives, scallions, other herbs- basil, parsely, cilantro.


  1. Place all ingredients in a small bowl. 
  2. Stir to combine.  Adjust lemon and salt to taste. 
  3. Chill until ready to use. 


Storage: Tartar sauce will keep up to 1 week in the fridge. 

Vegan: Use vegan mayo, either store south or make our Vegan Mayo.



  • Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
  • Calories: 69
  • Sugar: 0.1 g
  • Sodium: 145.9 mg
  • Fat: 7.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0.2 g
  • Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 4.2 mg

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