Makes about 1 1/4 cups

It doesn’t get much easier than this 3-ingredient tartar sauce. Mayonnaise, pickle relish, and lemon juice are all you need to whip up a homemade sauce that’s perfect for adding zesty flavor to all your favorite fish recipes. You can find pickle relish near the condiments and dressings at your local grocery. Looking for some delicious ways to use it? Our top-rated Easy Baked Fish Fillets and 10-minute Chip-Crusted Fish Fillets are two of our top picks.

How to Make It

Stir together all ingredients in a small bowl until blended. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

Chef's Notes

This is your go-to sauce for seafood this summer. Use it with a sheet pan shrimp or crawfish, or impress guests with it at your summer fish fry.

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Ratings & Reviews

February 29, 2016
Nice, I make a version of this for burgers with Dijon and cayenne... great additions.

Subtle Flavor, Really Simple

June 07, 2015
Great subtle flavor. I liked it better when it was chilled over night.

February 29, 2016
It does not NEED... actually, not only different parts of the country make it differently, different RESTAURANTS have their own recipies.. actually some use sweet relish, some use dill relish, I use a combo of both. Some use lemon, some do not. Don't get stuck on "there's only one..." of anything, it's a BIG world out there. My sisters are like that, they for some reason cannot enjoy trying new things. They make one spaghetti sauce, a red sauce exactly like mom made it, will not even TRY any other kinds. Variety is the spice of life man... try them all and have MANY in your arsenal and ENJOY!

So easy and very tasty

May 03, 2015
It was excellent.  Once I had the three ingredients, mixed up doses until it tasted awesome!  It's one of the best tasting tartar sauces my family ever had!  Thanks for the recipe.

martina1000's Review

March 07, 2013
Good quick recipie I added a litle dijon mustard and onion salt then I covered it and let it sit in the fridge 20 minutes then stirred before serving yum.

Simple and Tasty

April 22, 2016
My 6 year old made it and he loves it! He used it right away but did say that it should taste much better next time. 

Foodlover1993's Review

October 09, 2012

BaileysMama's Review

December 15, 2008
This was so easy and taste wonderful.

Real Tartar Sauce

June 20, 2015
Tartar sauce needs to be made with dill not sweet pickle relish, chopped onion, and garlic.Other things are optional ie. lemon juice, capers ,yogurt Tabasco or sour cream