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Old fashioned tartar sauce recipe.
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5 from 1 vote

Old Fashioned Tartar Sauce recipe

This old fashioned tartar sauce recipe is crafted with simple ingredients that are brimming with fresh flavor.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: French
Servings: 8
Calories: 193kcal


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 dill pickle finely chopped
  • 1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh dill
  • 2 teaspoons chopped capers
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard


  • Mix mayonnaise with chopped pickles, lemon juice, dill, capers, and mustard in a small bowl until well combined.
  • The flavor is best if allowed to meld in the refrigerator for a few hours, but it can be enjoyed right away.


The briny capers and pickles both add salty flavor to the tartar sauce, so I don't feel adding more is needed. However, you can add a small pinch of kosher salt to your homemade sauce if you feel it would benefit from a little more salt.


Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 270mg | Potassium: 17mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg