Cajun-Flavored Tartar Sauce


A homemade Cajun seasoning adds spice to tartar sauce. It's fantastic on seafood!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


Cajun Seasoning:

  • 2 ½ teaspoons onion powder

  • 2 teaspoons sea salt

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons dried oregano

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons dried thyme

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Tartar Sauce:

  • 1 cup olive oil mayonnaise

  • cup sweet pickle relish

  • 1 medium lemon, juiced


  1. Make the seasoning: Mix onion powder, salt, garlic powder, oregano, thyme, black pepper, paprika, cayenne pepper, and red pepper flakes together in a small bowl until well combined. Reserve 2 tablespoons seasoning for tartar sauce; save remaining seasoning in an airtight container for another use.

  2. Make the tartar sauce: Mix mayonnaise, relish, lemon juice, and 2 tablespoons seasoning in a bowl until well combined. Taste and adjust seasoning. Cover and chill tartar for at least 20 minutes before serving.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of Cajun seasoning. The actual amount of seasoning consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

114 Calories
10g Fat
5g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 114
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 611mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 38mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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