Monday, February 18, 2013

save by making your own tarter sauce

A number of years ago I heard you can make your own tarter sauce by mixing pickle relish and mayo. It was ok, but not like the stuff you can buy. I still prefered the stuff you buy in the store, yet it was so expensive. I have discovered a good tarter sauce recipe that is really great. It is easy to make and I usually have all the ingredients on hand.

It only takes a couple of minutes to mix up a batch of tarter sauce and the results are really yummy.

Homemade tarter sauce

1/2 cup mayonaise
1 1/2 Tablespoons pickle relish
1/4 teaspoon prepared horseradish sometimes called creamed horseradish
1/4 teaspoon worchestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 Tablespoon lemon juice (fresh squeezed prefered, but bottled will do in a pinch)
1 teaspoon parsley flakes
1/2 teaspoon dill
a shake of black pepper

Mix together and serve with your favorite seafood dish

Can be kept several weeks in the fridge

The horseradish and the worchestershire sauce really make it yum. They add a subtle flavor that you can't quite put your finger on, you are not sure what it is, but you know you like it.  Try it and you may never spend money on expensive store bought tarter sauce again.

As an added note, I used my own green tomato relish in place of the pickle relish.
I have included the link below for those interested
green tomato relish recipe


  1. I've done a recipe very similar to yours many times. There are added bonuses such as a healthier mix of ingredients than what you buy in the stores and less landfill trash since this can be stored in reusable jars. Thanks for your post!
    (visiting from Homestead Barn Hop)

  2. The more we can make homemade, the better. :) Thanks for sharing this at A Humble Bumble :)

  3. We love homemade sauces and spice mixes! Dressing for coleslaw is another one that is so much better than anything you can buy. Thanks for sharing on Hearth & Soul Hop. :)

  4. I always make my own Tarter Sauce and look forward to trying your recipe. Hope you have a fabulous week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. Thanks so much for this! It would be great to make it with organic ingredients and have a nice alternative to what we get at the chip shop. Thanks for linking up with Tuesday Greens!