Quick Tartare Sauce (Tartar Sauce)

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by MathMom.calif

From Sunset's Fish book. Here's a really quick and easy sauce to prepare. These are ingredients that you probably have on hand. 30-minute chill time is included as passive "cooking" time.

Top Review by Tisme

Good Friday and agghhh..... and NO tartare sauce!
In a mad panic I had to find a great recipe, and this was it! I am so pleased I found this it was wonderful and the family loved it, even DD who does not usually eat tartare sauce used it and loved it. I did not use the pepper sauce and not a much relish as listed, but this was still wonderful.
I will be using this from now on, seeing it is so quick and easy to make.
Never again will I worry about not having tartare sauce on hand............... and I won't be wasting money throwing out half jars of left over tartare sauce either. An added bonus! ;-)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup mayonnaise (or 1/4 cup mayonnaise and 1/4 cup sour cream)
  • 14 cup sweet pickle relish, well drained
  • 1 teaspoon instant minced onion
  • 14 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 drops liquid hot pepper sauce
  • 12 teaspoon lemon juice


  1. Combine all ingredients and mix well.
  2. Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes, to blend flavors.
  3. Serve with hot or cold fish.

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