Easiest Tartar Sauce

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This is the absolute easiest tartar sauce to make. You only need 5 ingredients and a couple minutes to throw it together! I love the tangy bite it has and so will you. If you’re looking for a great tartar sauce recipe that you can quickly make in a pinch, this is it!

What you Need to Make Easiest Tartar Sauce:

Skip the store-bought version and create your own tartar sauce. I promise, its worth it! This version requires one key ingredient; sweet pickle relish. It does a lot of the work, giving the tartar sauce its tangy and sweet element.

But don’t worry, if you don’t have any sweet green relish you can head on over to my Old-Fashioned Tartar Sauce recipe. It’s a tiny bit more work, but equally delicious!

Easiest Tartar Sauce Ingredients

  • Mayonnaise
  • Dijon mustard
  • Sweet green relish (hotdog relish)
  • Dried or fresh dill
  • Lemon juice

How to Make Easiest Tartar Sauce

  1. Combine Ingredients:
    • In a medium-sized mixing bowl combine the mayonnaise, sweet relish, dijon mustard, dill and lemon juice.
    • Stir the ingredients until well blended. Use a spatula, scraping the sides of the bowl and folding together.
    • Give the tartar sauce a taste.
    • Adjust the seasoning if needed.
    • You can add more relish for sweetness, mustard for tanginess or lemon juice for extra zing.
  2. Transfer and Store:
    • Once you’re satisfied with the flavor, transfer the tartar sauce to an airtight container. I like to use a small mason jar.
    • For best flavor, refrigerate the sauce for at least an hour before serving to allow the flavors to meld.
  3. Serve your homemade tartar tauce alongside your favorite seafood dishes like Southern Fried Catfish.

Why You’ll Love Easiest Tartar Sauce

  • This Homemade Tartar Sauce is incredibly quick and easy to make, and it tastes far better than store-bought versions.
  • The combination of sweet pickle relish, tangy mustard and fresh lemon juice is a winner.
  • You can adjust the ingredients to your taste preferences, making it as sweet, tangy or zesty as you like.
  • It’s the perfect accompaniment for fried fish, shrimp, crab cakes, or any seafood dish you love.
  • Say goodbye to bland seafood and hello to a burst of flavor with your homemade tartar sauce!

Cooking Tips and Variations

Cooking Tips

  • For extra texture and flavor, consider adding finely chopped capers, minced red onion, or a dash of hot sauce.
  • If you prefer a smoother consistency, you can blend the ingredients in a food processor or blender until creamy.
  • Make a big batch and store it in the refrigerator for up to a month, ensuring you always have tasty tartar sauce on hand.
  • This sauce isn’t just for seafood; it also makes a delicious dip for french fries or a condiment for sandwiches!
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Easiest Tartar Sauce

A recipe so easy and delicious, you may never buy store-bought tartar sauce ever again!
Servings: 15
Course: Sauces
Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups Mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Sweet green relish, hotdog relish
  • 1 tablespoon Dried or fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice

Instructions
 

Combine Ingredients:

  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl combine the mayonnaise, sweet relish, dijon mustard, dill and lemon juice.
  • Stir the ingredients until well blended. Use a spatula, scraping the sides of the bowl and folding together.
  • Give the tartar sauce a taste.
  • Adjust the seasoning if needed.
  • You can add more relish for sweetness, mustard for tanginess or lemon juice for extra zing.

Transfer and Store:

  • Once you’re satisfied with the flavor, transfer the tartar sauce to an airtight container. I like to use a small mason jar.
  • For best flavor, refrigerate the sauce for at least an hour before serving to allow the flavors to meld.
  • Serve your homemade tartar tauce alongside your favorite seafood dishes like Southern Fried Catfish.

Nutrition

Calories: 205kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 0.3gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 13gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 209mgPotassium: 9mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 34IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 3mgIron: 0.1mg
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