This homemade Tartar Sauce recipe is creamy, fresh, and elevates any seafood dish! It only takes 5 minutes to make, and tastes so much better than store-bought!

Looking for seafood recipes? Try my Fish and Chips, Easy Homemade Crab Cakes, Shrimp Alfredo, or Seared Scallops!

This homemade Tartar Sauce recipe in a small bowl with fish and chips in the background.

Why I love this recipe:

  • Homemade – No preservatives, corn syrup, or anything funny in this Tartar Sauce. Just fresh, basic ingredients that taste better than any store-bought version.
  • Fresh – The fresh diced pickles, lemon, and garlic make this homemade tartar sauce taste light and refreshing.
  • Quick – Uses pantry ingredients and only 5 minutes to whip up the best Tartar Sauce recipe.

How to make Tartar Sauce:

Mix All Ingredients – Combine all ingredients in a bowl then season with salt and pepper.

Two images showing how to make Tartar Sauce, stirring all of the ingredients together.

Store leftover tartar sauce in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

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This homemade Tartar Sauce recipe in a small bowl with fish and chips in the background.
Prep 5 minutes
Total 5 minutes
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Calories: 30kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.5gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 149mgPotassium: 30mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 19IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 0.1mg

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I originally shared this recipe March 2022. Updated February 2024.

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Lauren Allen

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  1. 5 stars
    Made this tartar sauce to go along with the fish and chips recipe from the site. Both turned out great!