Quick Tartare Sauce (Tartar Sauce)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

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.

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.
Most Helpful

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! ;-)

Tisme April 05, 2012

Really great and easy. I used all mayonnaise rather than the half mayonnaise, half sour cream option. I went super light on the sweet pickle relish for personal preference reasons but the tartar sauce still tastes great.

Marie Nixon March 01, 2010

I just went to the fridge and realized we have no tartar sauce for the fish- so I looked this up on RecipeZaar. Boy am I glad I did so. It took seconds to make and I didn't use all the ingredients listed for the time sake and what I had on hand. I made it without the hot pepper sauce and minced onion and it was fabulous. What a keeper. Thanks.

TeacherLaLa February 05, 2010