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Tartare sauce.

Tartare sauce

Homemade tartare sauce makes a delicious accompaniment to your favourite fried foods. You'll love this easy recipe.

23 September, 2023
Average: 1 (1 vote)

serves for


total time

0 HR 0 MIN


230g/8 oz
50g/2 oz
14g/0.4 oz
Dijon mustard
5g/0.1 oz
5g/0.1 oz
14g/0.4 oz
Hot sauce
a splash
to taste
to taste
Lemon juice
5g/0.1 oz


Step 01

Mix all the wet and chopped dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Whisk together to blend.

Step 02

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 03

Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Note: The tartare sauce will keep well for up to 2 days.

Tips & tricks

  • Make your own mayonnaise using this easy recipe.
  • If you’re calorie counting, you could use low calorie mayo as an alternative, but it won’t have quite the same creamy texture.
  • Not keen on crunchy onions? Switch it up with onion powder.
  • Mix in some hard-boiled eggs for a delicious egg salad.

How to store tartare sauce

Cover your tartare sauce and keep it in the refrigerator for up to a week. We don’t recommend freezing it.

The history of tartare sauce

Inevitably, the history of tartare sauce is a hazy one. It is most likely to have been created by the French sometime after the 18th century when mayonnaise was first invented. The sauce was initially used as a condiment for the raw meat dish, beef tartare, which would explain its name.

It’s a classic! Once you’ve made your tartare sauce, here’s a recipe for the fish, chips and mushy peas to go with it.

This recipe was updated on 1 September 2023.


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