When You Make Homemade Dill Tartar Sauce
This recipe for Tartar Sauce with dill and dill pickles is extremely easy and fast to make. If you make it right before preparing to cook your salmon or other fish, it can be easily refrigerated and cooled for serving. You’ll save money and it will taste much better and fresher than the store-bought jar.
Dill Pickle Tartar Sauce
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- ⅓ tsp onion powder
- 3 tbsp dill pickle, diced
- ½ tbsp sweet pickle relish
- 1 tbsp dill pickle juice
- 1 tsp Lemon Juice
- 1 tsp dried dill weed
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
- Can serve immediately or store in fridge.
Make Tartar Sauce with Dill Recipe Ingredients
These ingredients were altered over the decades. They were changed to do 2 things. They had to improve the flavor and extend the shelf life in the fridge. The store bought tartar sauce lasts a much longer time. So, the quantity you make needs to be based on having enough for the immediate meal planned for its usage or, an additional amount for a near-future planned dinner.
To last long enough for a second meal, dry onion powder replaced finely diced onions and it still tasted delicious. Minced onion doesn’t keep very long.
Minced garlic wasn’t included at all as it seemed to deter the pairing with the seafood dishes.
Lemon juice is included as it pairs extremely well with fish and coincidentally, that will also aid in help keeping longer in the fridge. As we all know, lemon juice by itself is great on a lot of seafood servings.
Even though diced dill pickle is included, it’s made also with dried dill weed. This tended to even out the dill flavoring and the amount of actual tart dill pickle was reduced. The dill weed adds the proper amount of dill flavor without over-doing the tartness of this pickle tartar sauce recipe.
Tartar Sauce Recipe with Dill Pickles
You certain can, as sometimes I do! It will have a few extra minor ingredients because of this but it still comes out very good. I use it when I need to save time from cutting up a dill pickle or, when I’m out of dill pickles. If you still decide to use the pickle, you can dice or grate it.
What about using Capers?
While there are a few select recipes that may utilize the caper, this one does not. Capers can be strong and a number of people may not care for this addition.
What can I substitute for Mayonnaise?
Some people have used sour cream or Miracle Whip Dressing. Sour cream will impact the flavor significantly but it will make it more creamy. Some people will combine both mayo and sour cream to get the most flavor from both worlds. Using the common white whipped salad dressing will have less impact.
Why do you use sweet relish?
A very small amount of sweet relish is used. This is quick and easy to add, and it offers the sweet and tart combination to give it a good tasty, familiar flavor in the more typical tartar sauce. This helps with people who generally aren’t exceptionally fond of a lot of dill. In other words, this brings out a bit of balance.
What Goes with this Easy Dill Pickle Tartar Sauce?
A bowl of this homemade tartar sauce with dill is a perfect addition to go with our southern, country fried fish recipe under Main Courses. Also, here’s a list of some Salmon recipes. It goes great atop a salmon patty, crab cake, or a fish sandwich.
I’ll make this with fish sticks, fish and chips, and for a crunchy fried fish.
Nutrition of Tartar Sauce Ingredients
These are simple ingredients and they do use fresh items for some of them. Some people will change this dill tartar sauce recipe and switch out the regular mayo with a light mayo or one that’s made with olive oil. Other will replace half of the mayo with a plain non-flavored yogurt or a light sour cream. The nutritional values are shown in the <Print Recipe> option.
How long can you keep this in the fridge?
Compared to a store-bought version in a plastic squeeze bottle, this won’t keep near as long. But, I’ve kept it as long as 2-3 weeks in a plastic food container or a mason jar. It’s still chunky and I’m so glad to know it’s there next time for another seafood dinner.