This quick and easy homemade tartar sauce recipe puts a garlicky spin on an old classic. You can whip it up in less than 10 minutes and it is deliciously creamy and tangy. Once you make this Garlic Dill Tartar Sauce, you will never go back to store-bought again. Serve it on Shrimp Cakes or Crispy Fish Nuggets.
- Mayonnaise - If you have the time and ingredients, I really recommend making your own homemade mayo. Check out my 2 Minute Easy Peasy Mayo Recipe
- Pickles - I'm a big fan of savory tartar sauce and always go with dill pickles, but if you like it on the sweeter side, feel free to use sweet pickles. To make this keto tartar sauce even quicker you can use relish.
- Lemon Juice - For this recipe I used fresh squeezed lemon juice, but bottled will also do the trick. If you do not have any lemon juice, you can also use a splash of apple cider vinegar.
- Sweetener - This is an optional ingredient. If you like your tartar with a hint of sweetness, then I recommend adding 1 to 2 teaspoons of the sweetener of your choice. If you prefer a savory tartar, omit it altogether.
How to make homemade tartar sauce
STEP 1: Add the mayo, dijon, garlic, parsley, dill, lemon juice, pickles, salt, and pepper to a mixing bowl. Mix until all ingredients are well incorporated. This Garlic Dill Tartar Sauce will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can. A good rule of thumb is to use ⅓ the amount of dried herbs as you would fresh herbs. For example: If a recipe calls for one tablespoon of fresh herbs, you could substitute that with 1 teaspoon of dried herbs.
Yes, tartar sauce is low in carbs and high in fat, making it the perfect keto-friendly condiment. Just make sure to steer clear of store-bought brands with added sugar.
A lot of tartar sauce recipes don't call for mustard at all, but I think it adds something special. I like to use Dijon, spicy brown, or even a sweet, hot mustard.
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