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!)

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 1/2 cups
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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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Nutrition Facts

134 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 1g; fat 14.6g; cholesterol 7mg; sodium 169.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (63)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2011
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) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/19/2012
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. Read More
(5)
80 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 62
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2011
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) Read More
(36)
Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2012
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! Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2013
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2011
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:) Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2013
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. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2011
Super easy this was the tartar sauce recipe we wanted! Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2011
LOVED this added just a hint of cayenne pepper and it was fabulous. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/18/2012
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. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2012
Tangy has aleays been my favorite but a hit n miss on flavor until now. I had ingredients but not measurements. So glad skandrews for this. My switch is in place of pickle juice I use lemon pepper. Read More
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