Tartar Sauce

This is a quick and easy tartar sauce that is made with items I usually have on hand. It tastes great and can be tweaked to your liking. There really is no need for me to have store-bought tartar sauce and instead I can make small batches on demand. I tested two batches of this, one which I let rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes and another that I tasted right away. While I do think that the sauce that rests tastes a little better in that the mayonnaise flavor is not as strong, it is perfectly fine to eat right away. However, you may want to add a little less mayonnaise and/or add some more acidity with dill pickles or vinegar for the non-rested version.


Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 1 minute
Wait: 30 minutes (optional)
Total: 3 – 33 minutes


  • 1/4C mayonnaise
  • 1/2T fresh dill weed, finely chopped (1/2t dried)
  • 1/2T lemon juice
  • 1t grainy mustard
  • 1/2t capers, finely minced

Optional Variations

  • 1t onion, finely diced
  • 1T dill pickles, finely diced


  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix together.
  • Cover and let rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.


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