Tartare Sauce

Tartare Sauce

5 from 2 votes
Tartare sauce is a condiment that goes great with fish and chips or any seafood dish. This simple homemade tartare sauce is decadent, creamy, and far better than any store-bought version.

I absolutely love tartare sauce. It is such a simple condiment to make. It requires very simple preparation. All you need is to prep the ingredients then add them into the bowl and mix.

My youngest son absolutely loves battered fish and chips, so I always love to make a homemade tartare sauce to eat with it. This tartare sauce is the perfect match for this winning British combination.

Tartare sauce originates from France, but it is very common in the United Kingdom as it is often served with the quintessential British classic, battered fish and chips.

The main component of any tartare sauce is the mayonnaise. You can even make your own homemade mayonnaise if you like.

Use full-fat mayonnaise whenever possible for the best flavour. However, if desired, lighter mayonnaise can be used to cut calories.

To make a healthier version of this tartare sauce, replace half of the mayonnaise with yoghurt. To keep it vegan-friendly, simply replace the mayonnaise with a vegan-friendly mayonnaise.

This tartare sauce could be flavoured with a variety of herbs. The best herbs to use are parsley and dill. If you can’t decide between the two, you can use both parsley and dill.

This sauce is superior to store-bought because it is free of additives. Homemade is always best because you can control the ingredients you use and adjust them to your liking.

The sauce has a creamy texture with a slight crunch from the gherkins and a nice tang from the lemon juice. The parsley adds a fresh note to the tartare sauce.

Tartare sauce should always be stored in an airtight jar in the refrigerator. It will be good for about a week.

This tartare sauce is sharp and tangy, and it goes great with crispy battered fish and chunky chips.

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Tartare Sauce

by Nabeela Kauser
Tartare sauce is a condiment that goes great with fish and chips or any seafood dish. This simple homemade tartare sauce is decadent, creamy, and far better than any store-bought version.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Sauces & Dips
Cuisine French
Servings 8
Calories 171 kcal



  • Finely chop the parsley, and gherkins then set aside
  • In a mixing bowl, add the mayonnaise, chopped parsley, gherkin, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  • Carefully mix to combine, make sure all the ingredients come together.
  • For optimal results, transfer to a serving bowl or an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.


Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 171kcalCarbohydrates: 0.3gProtein: 0.3gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.05gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 165mgPotassium: 10mgFiber: 0.03gSugar: 0.2gVitamin A: 59IUVitamin C: 1mgVitamin D: 0.1µgCalcium: 3mgIron: 0.1mg
Keyword Fish, Food, Recipe, Seafood, Simple, Tartare
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