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Pieces of fried fish on a white platter with a bowl of tartar sauce with a small spoon
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5 from 5 votes

Tartar Sauce

Ditch the store bought stuff and learn how to make the BEST TARTAR SAUCE EVER! Made with creamy mayo, zesty relish, fresh herbs, and lots of zippy citrus, this is fantastic as the perfect seafood dip or spread! 
Prep Time5 mins
Chill Time in Refrigerator30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American, Cajun/Creole, south, Southern
Servings: 1.5 cup
Calories: 1068kcal


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet pickle or relish
  • 2 tbsp chopped chives
  • 2 tbsp chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp hot sauce
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt


  • Combine all ingredients and mix until well combined. Chill for at least 30 minutes. Serve with fish.


Here’s my only major tip for you: refrigerate the sauce for at least 30 minutes before serving. This will give all the ingredients a chance to mingle, get to know each other, and form a cohesive little party of flavor.


Calories: 1068kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 112g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 67g | Monounsaturated Fat: 25g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 1897mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 796IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2mg