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Simple Homemade Tartar Sauce with Herbs

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Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Yield 4 serving (⅔ cup)
Category Sauce/Condiment
Cuisine American


Our herby take on a classic fish and seafood sauce. Creamy, herby, bright and tangy.


  • ½ cup olive oil mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cornichons or dill pickle
  • 1 tablespoon capers, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill
  • ¼ teaspoon Tabasco + more to taste
  • kosher salt and black pepper


  • Whisk together all ingredients in a small bowl. Season with ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper and additional Tabasco to taste.
  • Refrigerate until ready to use.


Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
To make vegan tartar sauce: use vegan mayonnaise such as Sir Kensington’s instead of olive oil mayonnaise.


Serving: 2.5tablespoonsCalories: 120kcalFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1.5gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 488mg
Keywords tartar sauce
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