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Tangy (Not Sweet) Tartar Sauce Recipe

Tangy (Not Sweet) Tartar Sauce

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"This the tartar sauce my mom made growing up, no sweet relish here! The pickle juice replaces lemon juice for acidity and tang. So simple and worth the little bit of time. (I don't like sweet pickles in my potato salad either!)"

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Original recipe makes 1 1/2 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. Stir the mayonnaise, onion, pickle, and pickle juice together in a bowl. Season with salt, black pepper, and celery salt to taste. Cover, and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 09, 2011

Right on, SKANDREWS! The tartar sauce of my youth, in WA state, was NEVER a sweet-pickle sauce- it was always dilly. This is almost exactly the same recipe I use- will try it your way soon! Thanks so much for sticking up for the "savory" side! :o)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 18, 2012

Loved the dill pickles, hated the mayo. The measurements seemed just right, but I think I'll try miracle whip next time. It just didn't taste right.

Jun 22, 2012

I mostly followed this, but used dill relish (lazy!) and a touch of regular relish. Added the dill juice plus lots of pepper and some seasoning salt. I was trying really hard not to eat it as chip dip! Very, very good!

Jul 09, 2011

I love this sauce! It's just perfect the way is. I grew up in Delaware, and the tartar was always tangy with dill pickle in it. Thanks for bringing back the past :)

Jan 14, 2013

This is tartar sauce. Anything with sweet pickles, sweet pickle relish or Miracle Whip is something else and ought to be banned from using the name. Same thing with potato salad.

Dec 14, 2011

Super easy, this was the tartar sauce recipe we wanted! Thanks for sharing!

Aug 02, 2011

LOVED this added just a hint of cayenne pepper and it was fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

Mar 30, 2013

This is good tartar sauce. I much prefer the dill pickles to the sweet relish. I made this last night and also added horseradish and spicy brown mustard. Delicious! Thank you for the recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 134 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 7 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 14.6 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 202 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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