Homemade Tartar Sauce Recipe


Homemade Tartar Sauce is so delicious and easy to make that you will never want to buy tartar sauce from the store again.  Like I said – it’s the best!  In fact, this homemade tartar sauce is so good that you want to grab a spoon and just eat it!

Tartar sauce is a classic dipping sauce for fish.  It is also great for dipping French fries.  Tartar Sauce, or sauce tartare as it was originally called in France, has been around a long time.  The sauce is thought to be named after the Tartars, Mongolian conquerers who roamed what is now Russia and its neighbors in the 5th century.

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Homemade Tartar Sauce


Homemade Tartar Sauce Recipe:
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Homemade Tartar Sauce Recipe
Servings: 1 1/2 cups
  • 2 (1/8-inch slices) white or Spanish onion, diced (approximately 1/3 cup)
  • 3 tablespoons capers, drained, patted dry, and then minced
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, minced
  • 1 1/4 cups mayonnaise (good quality)
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper or to taste
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon horseradish or to taste*
  1. In a medium-size bowl, combine onion, capers, parsley, mayonnaise, cayenne pepper, and horseradish until well blended.

  2. Store, covered, in refrigerator until ready to use.

  3. Makes 1 1/2 cups.

Recipe Notes

* Be careful when adding the horseradish.  Add a small amount at first, taste, and only then do you add more horseradish (if you desire).

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