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Quick and Easy Tartar Sauce
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4.74 from 23 votes

Quick and Easy Traditional Tartar Sauce

Tartar sauce is a traditional accompaniment to fried seafood. It's quick and easy to prepare, and only requires a handful of ingredients. I've been making this tartar sauce for years. It never disappoints!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 176kcal
Author: Chula King


  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise (5.38 ounces, 153 grams)
  • 2 Tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 1 Tablespoon minced fresh parsley or 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 Tablespoon capers drained
  • 1 Tablespoon minced onion
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Dash of hot sauce (optional)


  • Combine all ingredients, stirring well.
  • Cover and chill several hours before serving.
  • Yield: 1 cup.


Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 235mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.1mg