Zesty, Zingy  Homemade Tarter Sauce

Homemade tartar sauce is a delightful addition to any seafood dish. Made from a handful of simple ingredients, it has the power to elevate your meal to a whole new level of flavor.

Mayonnaise forms the creamy base of this condiment, providing a smooth texture that complements the crunch of fresh red onions. These onions not only add a pleasant bite but also contribute a subtle, delightful kick.

tarter sauce recipe

Sweet relish joins the party, balancing the sauce’s sweetness and tanginess. It injects a playful note that dances on your taste buds, ensuring your tartar sauce is nothing short of extraordinary.

Fresh dill, with its herbaceous and citrusy notes, brings a refreshing quality to the mix. It awakens your senses, hinting at the ocean’s bounty and adding depth to the overall taste.

A squeeze of fresh lemon juice infuses a zesty twist into the sauce. Its acidic punch enhances the natural flavors of seafood, providing a tantalizing burst of brightness with every bite.

Together, these ingredients create a tartar sauce that is far from ordinary. It not only complements but also elevates seafood dishes, making them truly special. Whether you’re dipping crispy fish, succulent shrimp, or crab cakes, or drizzling it over a seafood salad, homemade tartar sauce adds that perfect finishing touch. Plus, it’s versatile, and you can adjust the flavors to your liking.

Crafting your own tartar sauce is a point of pride, a testament to your culinary prowess. It’s a celebration of flavors, a culinary symphony that enhances every bite, and a testament to the joys of homemade goodness. Enjoy the seafood journey with tartar sauce in tow, and savor the magic it brings to your plate.

A very generous thank you to  Logan’s Daily Catch for sponsoring this recipe. It is an honour to work with brands that align with our values and make it possible for us to share these recipes with you.


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tarter sauce recipe

Tarter Sauce

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  • Author: The Kilted Chef
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x


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  • 1 cup mayonaise
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
  • 1 tsp sweet relish
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped dill
  • juice of 1/2 lemon


  1. Combine all of the ingredients and mix well. Refrigerate for 1/2 hour before serving
  2. Will keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.
  • Category: condiments, sauces, recipes