Homemade Dill Tartar Sauce

The perfect companion to your next meal, this Homemade Dill Tartar Sauce is leagues above any store-bought I’ve had. This sauce is one of my claims to fame in the family and I whip out this recipe anytime we want crab cakes, salmon cakes, fried fish and so much more!

You will be so surprised to see how simple it is to make homemade tartar sauce, packed full of fresh dill, dill pickle and onions bits. It quickly becomes the star of the plate and happens to be vegan if you use vegan mayo!

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Homemade Dill Tartar Sauce serve with lemon and fried fish

Homemade Dill Tartar Sauce serve with lemon, pickles and fried fish

What To Serve With Tartar Sauce

If fish comes to mind right off the bat, I’m with you! My favourite way to enjoy this sauce is with Crab Cakes and Salmon Cakes. You could also enjoy it with a baked salmon, on a fish burger like these Salmon Burgers (so good) or even on these Crispy Chicken Sandwiches! Plus, if you have some Crispy Oven Fries on the side, you’ll want to dip them in the tartar sauce I guarantee it!

Fraiche Living Crab Cakes with Homemade Dill Tartar Sauce
Fraiche Living Salmon Cakes with Homemade Dill Tartar Sauce and woman pouring wine into a wine glass

How Do You Make Tartar Sauce From Scratch?

The marriage between the following ingredients makes for this flavourful tartar sauce :

  • Mayo (use vegan to make this a plant based dish)
  • Dill pickles
  • Red onions
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Fresh dill
  • Capers

Easy right? Most of us have these ingredients kicking around in our fridges all the time. Next time you go to grab plain mayo for a dish, you may want to whip up some of this instead!  You can leave out the capers if you want or don’t have them on hand.

For more homemade sauce ideas, checkout these Homemade BBQ Sauce, Apple Sauce. Hummus and Tzatziki recipes!

Fraiche Living Homemade Dill Tartar Sauce in a jar

Homemade Dill Tartar Sauce

Homemade Dill Tartar Sauce

The perfect companion to your next meal, this Homemade Dill Tartar Sauce is leagues above any store-bought version. Serve with crab cakes, salmon cakes, a fried fish sandwich and so much more!

Cook Time 5 minutes
Author Fraîche

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup good quality mayo
  • ¼ cup finely chopped dill pickles
  • ¼ cup finely chopped red onion
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • ¼ cup freshly chopped dill
  • 1 teaspoon drained capers chopped

Instructions

  1. Prepare the tartar sauce by combining all of the ingredients together in a small bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Keeps in the fridge for up to 3 days.