Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

It's hard to find store bought tartar sauce that doesn't taste icky sweet to me. A friend and I experimented until we came up with this. Now this is my favorite. Plan ahead because if let set at least a couple hours in the fridge before serving the flavor really matures.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon dill pickle relish
  • 1 tablespoon onion, chopped fine
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 -2 teaspoon dill (adjust for your tastes)


  1. In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, relish and minced onion.
  2. Stir in lemon juice and dill.
  3. If desired, season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.


Most Helpful

Replace 1/2 cup of mayo with yogurt and one spoon of sour cream will make it chef worth. Shhhh do not tell anyone that I told you this.... my life will be in danger :)

Alex P. October 27, 2016

What a great find! I cannot stand sweet relish, and the dill pickle & fresh dill really made this nice. Excellent!

Christina P July 12, 2011

We also prefer a less sweet tartar sauce, so I was pleased to find this recipe! The flavors really complement fish. Thanks for posting!

Chocolatl February 04, 2011

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