Easy Tartar Sauce

  • Yield : 1 cup
  • Servings : 8
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Ready In : 5m
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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

  • Calories from Fat

  • Total Fat

  • Saturated Fat

  • Trans Fat

  • Cholesterol

  • Sodium

  • Carbohydrates

  • Dietary Fiber

  • Sugar

  • Protein

  • Serving Size

    2 tbsp (30ml)

Homemade Tartar Sauce requires as little as 3 ingredients (mayonnaise, sweet pickle relish or sweet pickles and capers), or you can make a deluxe version by adding herbs and spices like dill, chives, and garlic.

This recipe is higher in calories than some prepared tartar sauces that are primarily water and vinegar. You can reduce the number of calories by using a low fat or nonfat mayonnaise, but the flavor of low fat mayonnaise is usually inferior and they are thickened with gums and other ingredients. Even reduced fat mayonnaise has ingredients not found in regular mayonnaise.

What you avoid, at least from the brand pictured below are:

  • High fructose corn syrup
  • Gums
  • Artificial flavors

Cook’s Tip

Nutrition information* is based on using reduced fat olive oil mayonnaise with 45 calories per tablespoon.

Related Recipe

Reduced Calorie Tartar Sauce

* Updated 12 Aug 2017


  • 1 cup (240 ml) reduced fat mayonnaise
  • 1-2 tablespoon (15-30 ml) capers rinsed and chopped
  • 1-2 tablespoon (15-30 ml) sweet pickle relish or minced sweet pickles

Method of Preparation

Step 1

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and stir until uniform on color and texture. Adjust the amount of capers and relish to taste.

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