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Homemade Tartar Sauce

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When in a pinch this quick & easy homemade tartar sauce is a lifesaver.

You might even decide to make this homemade version all the time it’s so yummy.

Foods to eat with tartar sauce:
~ fish burgers
~ fish tacos
~ onion rings
~ French fries
~ chicken tenders
~ anything deep fried

Some folks even like to dip fish sticks in tartar sauce and then in cocktail sauce. Whichever way you like tartar sauce is exactly how you should eat it!!

Seasoned Tilapia and Tasty Fish Tacos are both great reasons to whip up a batch of this easy homemade tartar sauce.

If you want to make dairy-free, egg-free, or vegan tartar sauce, simply replace the mayonnaise with a product like Follow Your Heart Vegenaise.

Nut-Free diets check labels, for example, Best Foods and Hellmann’s show nut-free ingredients.



Homemade Tartar Sauce    6-8 Servings
1 cup Mayonnaise or Vegenaise for egg-free~ Best Foods or Hellmann’s for nut -free.
2 Tbsp fresh or bottled lemon juice
3-4 Tbsp finely chopped dill pickles
2 tsp dried dill weed ~ crunched up a bit
1/4 tsp ground pepper or a couple of rotations of freshly ground pepper

Mix, chill, and enjoy!

Or eat some right now!

Homemade Tartar Sauce

Quick & easy 5 minutes recipe with a vegan option.
Prep Time5 minutes
Course: Main Course
Keyword: homemade tartar sauce easy recipe


  • 1 cup Mayonnaise or Vegenaise for dairy & egg-free; Best Foods and Hellmann's for nut-free.
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice or bottled
  • 3-4 Tbsp dill pickles finely chopped
  • 2 tsp dried dill weed crunched up a bit
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper or a couple of rotations of freshly ground pepper


  • Mix, chill, and enjoy!


Vegenaise can be substituted for Mayonnaise for egg and dairy-free diets as well as plant-based diets.
Best Foods and Hellmann's for nut-free diets.

Serve some tartar sauce with this quick & easy tilapia recipe too:


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