Garlic Dill Tartar Sauce

Garlic Dill Tartar Sauce

This quick and easy homemade tartar sauce recipe puts a garlicky spin on an old classic. You can whip it up in less than 10 minutes and it is deliciously creamy and tangy. Once you make this Garlic Dill Tartar Sauce, you will never go back to store-bought again. Serve it on Shrimp Cakes or Crispy Fish Nuggets.

Ingredient Notes

Ingredients for tartar sauce - parsley, lemon, mayo, dill, dijon, pickles, garlic, salt and pepper
  • Mayonnaise – If you have the time and ingredients, I really recommend making your own homemade mayo. Check out my 2 Minute Easy Peasy Mayo Recipe
  • Pickles – I’m a big fan of savory tartar sauce and always go with dill pickles, but if you like it on the sweeter side, feel free to use sweet pickles. To make this keto tartar sauce even quicker you can use relish.
  • Lemon Juice – For this recipe I used fresh squeezed lemon juice, but bottled will also do the trick. If you do not have any lemon juice, you can also use a splash of apple cider vinegar.
  • Sweetener – This is an optional ingredient. If you like your tartar with a hint of sweetness, then I recommend adding 1 to 2 teaspoons of the sweetener of your choice. If you prefer a savory tartar, omit it altogether.

How to make homemade tartar sauce

A mixing bowl with mayonnaise, dijon, pickles, garlic, dill, parsley, salt and pepper

Add the mayo, dijon, garlic, parsley, dill, lemon juice, pickles, salt, and pepper to a mixing bowl. Mix until all ingredients are well incorporated. This Garlic Dill Tartar Sauce will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you substitute dried herbs for fresh herbs?

Yes, you can. A good rule of thumb is to use ⅓ the amount of dried herbs as you would fresh herbs. For example: If a recipe calls for one tablespoon of fresh herbs, you could substitute that with 1 teaspoon of dried herbs.

Is tartar sauce keto?

Yes, tartar sauce is low in carbs and high in fat, making it the perfect keto-friendly condiment. Just make sure to steer clear of store-bought brands with added sugar.

a jar of homemade tartar sauce, surrounded by pickles, and lemons

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a jar of homemade tartar sauce, surrounded by pickles, and lemons

Garlic Dill Tartar Sauce

  • Author:
    Kyndra Holley

  • Prep Time:

  • Total Time:

  • Yield:
    2 cups

  • Diet:
    Gluten Free


This Garlic Dill Tartar Sauce is the perfect balance of tangy and savory. It’s delicious on seafood and even veggies. 


  • 1 cup mayonnaise (get my homemade recipe here)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium pickle, chopped, about ¾ cup 
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley 
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon or spicy brown mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon powdered monkfruit, optional (I use this brand) code PEACE for 20% off


  1. Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix until well combined. Keep in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. 


  • If you want to substitute dried herbs for the fresh herbs in this recipe, a good rule of thumb is to use ⅓ the amount. For example: 1 tablespoon of fresh herbs can be substituted with 1 teaspoon of dried herbs. 
  • net carbs per serving: 0.3g

  • Category: Sauces
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: French


  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 103
  • Fat: 11.4g
  • Carbohydrates: 0.3g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 0.2g

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