Homemade Tartar Sauce - Farm Girl Fresh

Homemade Tartar Sauce

Since Colleen and I live in the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”, and many of you enjoy fishing those lakes, we thought it was time to share a Homemade Tartar Sauce recipe to top off those “fresh caught” fillets (if you are purchasing fish from your local grocery store, make sure you read the labels.

In our household, tartar sauce is almost a must (I sometimes think my hubby eats fish just for the tartar sauce). In the past, I have searched numerous grocery stores for a tartar sauce with a “clean ingredient listing” only to find many of them include soybean oil, high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, potassium sorbate and calcium disodium EDTA. So with a husband that likes his tartar sauce, and a wife that doesn’t want him putting these ingredients in his mouth, I choose to make my own tartar sauce (or go without the sauce).

We tested this recipe using our homemade mayonnaise (page 77 of Eating Pure in a Processed Foods World®) and a store bought clean-as-we-could-find mayonnaise (read the labels). The tastiest was with our homemade mayonnaise. But, if you are short on time, don’t hesitate to make this recipe with a pure, store bought mayonnaise. It is tasty!

Check out our book, Eating Pure in a Processed Foods World® for a kid-friendly fish stick recipe (page 129) that your kids will enjoy dipping in this sauce!


1 cup mayonnaise (page 77 of Eating Pure in a Processed Foods World®)
1/2 cup finely chopped dill pickles
2 teaspoons honey
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons dried parsley
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika

Chopping up the pickles with my immersion blender.

In a small bowl combine mayonnaise, pickles, honey, lemon juice, parsley, onion powder and paprika. Stir and serve.

Homemade Tartar Sauce
My finished Homemade Tartar Sauce! Delicious!

Makes 1-1/2 cups

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