Lemon Herb Tartar Sauce in 5
You can’t have a proper fish fry without a stellar tartar sauce, and I’m telling you friends, this Lemon Herb Tartar Sauce is the definition of stellar. My take on the classic mayo + relish base also includes a healthy dose of fresh green herbs, lemon zest, capers, Dijon mustard, and even a splash of Worcestershire sauce for good measure. It’s safe to say that it will kick the notion of just opening a plain jar of processed tartar sauce right out of your mind.
This sauce comes together in 5 minutes or less and is fantastic on fried, baked, or grilled fish and other seafood – I particularly love to use it on this recipe for Crispy Oven Fried Fish. This sauce is also a great dipping option for french fries (or their Keto counterparts) and drizzled on top of roasted vegetables.
A note for special diets
This Lemon Herb Tartar Sauce is grain-free, gluten-free, low-carb, and friendly for Keto and Low-FODMAP diets.
If you are strict Paleo or following Whole30, you can swap the Worcestershire sauce for coconut aminos or omit it entirely.
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Lemon Herb Tartar Sauce
Yield 1 1/2 cups
- 1 cup mayo
- 1 tbsp dill pickle relish
- 2 tbsp green onion, finely minced
- 1 tbsp nonpareil capers
- 1 tbsp fresh Italian parsley, finely chopped (may sub 1 tsp dried dill)
- 1 tbsp fresh dill, finely chopped (may sub 1 tsp dried dill)
- zest of 1 lemon (about 1 tbsp)
- 2 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1/4 tsp (or one good splash) Worcestershire sauce (may sub for coconut aminos for Paleo and Whole30 diets)
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
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Courses Sauces & Savory Condiments
Serving Size 2 tbsp
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 13 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 20 mg
Sodium 327 mg
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.