This tasty and healthy Greek yogurt tartar sauce recipe is a much better choice than the store-bought version. It’s perfect with seafood!
Tartar sauce is a mayonnaise-based sauce, traditionally served with seafood. I love this sauce, but I actually prefer my homemade version, which is made with Greek yogurt and no mayo.
Store-bought is often not the best choice
The reason I prefer to make it homemade? The commercial versions are often filled with questionable ingredients.
Perhaps that’s not surprising. But even organic sauce from Whole Foods has a few ingredients that I’d rather avoid. Such as soybean oil, sugar, gums and thickeners, and the all-mysterious “spices.”
Can you make a tartar sauce recipe with Greek yogurt?
Absolutely! I always make it this way. I think it’s just as good, and I love that it’s so healthy.
Since I use Greek yogurt, which is naturally tart, I find that there’s no need to add lemon juice or vinegar to this recipe.
If you prefer to use mayonnaise, I suggest you use avocado oil mayo. I believe that avocado oil is a healthier choice than refined, bleached, and deodorized oils (RBD oils). My favorite brand is Sir Kensington’s.
Another tasty option is to use sour cream. I haven’t tried that, but if Greek yogurt works, then sour cream would work too. However, Greek yogurt is obviously a healthier choice.
The ingredients you’ll need
You’ll only need a few simple ingredients to make this tasty dip. The exact measurements are included in the recipe card below. Here’s an overview of what you’ll need:
- Plain Greek yogurt
- Dijon mustard
- Kosher salt and black pepper
- Spices: dried dill and cayenne
- Diced dill pickles
- Diced capers
How to make homemade tartar sauce
It’s so easy! Scroll down to the recipe card for the detailed instructions. Here are the basic steps:
- Simply mix everything together in a small bowl.
- Cover and chill to allow the flavors to meld together.
- Give it one more stir before serving.
How to serve homemade tartar sauce?
How long can I keep it?
It keeps quite well actually, though not as long as a commercial sauce, of course.
You can keep it in the fridge, in an airtight container, for up to 7 days. Just make sure you stir it again before using.
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Greek Yogurt Tartar Sauce
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (I use Fage 5%)
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- Pinch kosher salt
- Pinch black pepper
- Pinch dried dill
- Pinch cayenne (optional)
- 1 tablespoon finely diced dill pickles
- 1 tablespoon finely diced capers
- In a small bowl, with a small spatula, mix the yogurt with the mustard, salt, pepper, dill and cayenne if using.
- Fold in the pickles and capers.
- Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes, to allow flavors to meld.