Tartar Sauce Recipe
I'm so glad I found this easy tartar sauce recipe! Homemade tartar sauce tastes so much better than store-bought.
I especially like that I can make just the amount I need for a meal - there's no half-used bottle of sauce getting old at the back of the fridge.
If you're really in a rush, omit the onion and the parsley. You'll still end up with a respectably good tartar sauce.
This recipe is easily halved or multiplied, so you can exactly what you need for one meal.
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- in the cupboard
- in the fridge or freezer
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Get out your equipment
- a small bowl
- a cutting board and sharp knife
- a spoon
- Nice to have but not necessary
- measuring cups and spoons (if not, just estimate)
1 cup/250 mL mayonnaise
1/4 cup/60 mL minced pickle
1 Tbsp/15 mL minced green onion
1/2 tsp/2 mL dried parsley
Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
Serve immediately, or refrigerate.
- Use red onion - or any onion - instead of the green onion
- Use 1 Tbsp/15 mL chopped fresh parsley instead of dried parsley.
Ideas for making this recipe your own
- Use your favorite pickle in place of the dill pickle. Sweet pickles work well!
- Make your own homemade mayonnaise.
- Add other seasonings to the sauce. How about some fresh or dried dill, or tarragon, or cajun seasoning, or chives?
- Jazz up the tartar sauce with your choice of additions. Try some chopped capers, or garlic, or chopped hard-boiled egg. How about a bit of hot pepper sauce, or Worcestershire sauce, or mustard?
- If you are in a rush, use pickle relish instead of chopping up a pickle.
Tartar sauce is delicious served with