Tartar Sauce

Fresh made tartar sauce with mayo, yogurt, dill pickles, shallot, lemon juice, and fresh parsley.

This recipe for tartar sauce is creamy, tangy, and slightly sweet. The combination of real mayonnaise, plain Greek yogurt, and dill pickles create a smooth texture with a slight crunch. The shallot and parsley provide a fresh and herbaceous flavor, while the lemon juice and pickle juice add a bright acidity. The white sugar adds a subtle sweetness and the black pepper gives a mild spiciness to the sauce. Overall, this tartar sauce is a perfect accompaniment to any seafood dish, adding a delicious and flavorful element to the meal.



Prep Time

10 minutes

Chill Time

60 minutes

Total Time

1 hour 10 minutes


  • 1/4 cup real mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup dill pickles, finely chopped
  • 1 shallot (or 1/4 cup red onion), finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon dill pickle juice
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Preparation: Ensure all ingredients are finely chopped as required.

Combining Ingredients: In a mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, sour cream, chopped pickles, chopped shallot or red onion, parsley, lemon juice, pickle juice, sugar, and black pepper.

Mixing: Stir all ingredients together until thoroughly combined and the sauce is smooth.

Chilling: Cover the bowl and place it in the refrigerator to chill, allowing flavors to meld.

Taste and Adjust: After chilling, give the tartar sauce a taste. If desired, adjust the flavors by adding more lemon juice or pickles according to your preference.

Tip: This tartar sauce pairs wonderfully with fish and chips, crab cakes, or any fried seafood delicacies. For a lighter version, consider using low-fat Greek yogurt and reduced-fat mayonnaise.

Combine the prepped ingredients in a medium sized bowl.

Stir to combine well, then rest in a refrigerator to chill before serving. Add more lemon juice or pickles if desired.