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Tartar sauce in a half pint jar garnished with fresh dill.
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Homemade Dill Tartar Sauce

This recipe for homemade dill tartar sauce uses simple pantry ingredients and whips up in minutes.
Prep Time10 mins
Resting Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Sauces and Spreads
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 Tablespoons
Calories: 50kcal
Author: Deanna


  • 1/2 Cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 Cup diced dill pickles
  • 1 Tbsp capers drained and chopped
  • 2 Tbsp dill pickle juice
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice fresh
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp dried dill
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • dash hot sauce


  • Dice the pickles and roughly chop the capers.
  • Add all ingredients to a small bowl and stir until well mixed.
  • This tartar sauce is best if it has time to rest (1 hour), but can be served immediatly.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.


If you would rather use fresh dill, increase to 2 tablespoons.
I find salt is not needed in this recipe as the dill pickles, pickle juice and capers add enough, but you can salt to taste if needed.


Calories: 50kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 109mg | Potassium: 10mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 17IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg