Packed with crunchy, sharp zing from onion, and tang and savoriness from capers, this homemade tartar sauce delivers bold freshness. Once you’ve mixed the base below, you can stir in more of whichever ingredients you most enjoy. And if you don’t like the bite of raw onion, you can soak it in cold water for 10 minutes and drain before stirring it in. Thick yet spreadable, this works as a dip, too.
- Serves: 1 person
- ½cup mayonnaise
- ½cup finely chopped dill pickle
- 2tablespoons finely chopped white onion
- 2teaspoons capers, finely chopped
- 1teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- ½teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1tablespoon finely chopped fresh dill or parsley (optional)
Step 1In a small bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, pickle, onion, capers, lemon juice, mustard and dill, if using. Use immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
Step 2Use as a dip for fried fish or other seafood, fries, chips, pita chips and crudités. Mix into tuna, egg or potato salad, or spread onto bread for tuna, egg or chicken salad sandwiches, as well as for roast beef and fried chicken or fish sandwiches, and salmon burgers.