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Double-Dill Homemade Tartar Sauce

Double-Dill Homemade Tartar Sauce is easy enough to make in minutes, and I love grilled or roasted fish with this delicious low-carb tartar sauce! 

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Double-Dill Homemade Tartar Sauce finished sauce with fish

Before I talk about how easy it is to make this Double-Dill Homemade Tartar Sauce, how do you feel about tartar sauce? I’m sure some food snobs consider it to be a very boring and ordinary condiment, but I absolutely love tartar sauce and don’t think I’d ever pass it up in a restaurant if I was having some kind of mild-flavored fish.  Unfortunately, most tartar sauce is a long way from being diet friendly for most any type of diet.

But lately I’ve been really trying to eat more fish, which got me thinking about how much I love tartar sauce, so I decided to try to come up with a tasty diet-friendly tartar sauce recipe that didn’t have sugar and was loaded with flavor. It took a bit of experimenting, but this Double-Dill Homemade Tartar Sauce recipe combines Greek Yogurt, mayo, dill weed, capers, and dill pickle relish or chopped dill pickles, and it’s not only easy-to-make, it’s as delicious as any tartar sauce I’ve ever tasted. You can use full-fat or low-fat dairy, whichever fits with your way of eating, and this delicious homemade tartar sauce will go with most any kind of fish.

I’m not kidding when I say that this delicious tartar sauce recipe might be a good reason to cook some fish, and here’s a collection of Low-Carb Fish and Seafood Recipes to give you plenty of options! And if you like tartar sauce as much as I do, I bet you’ll love this recipe.

(Double-Dill Homemade Tartar Sauce was updated July 2020. This recipe was first posted for Weekend Herb Blogging, hosted by Susan from The Well-Seasoned Cook.)

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How to Make Double-Dill Homemade Tartar Sauce:

(Scroll down for complete printable recipe, including nutritional information.)

  1. You’ll need Greek yogurt, mayo, chopped capers, dill pickle relish or dill pickles, and dill weed.
  2. I originally made this with a spice blend called Bon Appetit, but now that is no longer available so I use Beau Monde Seasoning (affiliate link).
  3. Measure out the greek yogurt and mayo. 
  4. Add the chopped capers, dill pickle relish, dill weed, and Beau Monde Seasoning. 
  5. You can whisk the ingredients together in a bowl, but I blended them in the bowl attachment of my Immersion Blender (affiliate link).
  6. That’s all there is to it!  The finished tartar sauce should look quite chunky, and have a pronounced dill flavor with a bit of tang from the yogurt and a little creaminess from the mayo.

Double-Dill Homemade Tartar Sauce finished sauce with fish

Tasty Fish to Eat with Your Tartar Sauce:

Almond and Parmesan Baked Tilapia ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Pecan-Encrusted Halibut ~ She Wears Many Hats
Greek Salmon Cooked in a Grill Pan ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Lemony Garlic and Herb Halibut ~ Barefeet in the Kitchen
Low-Carb Salmon Patties ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen

Double-Dill Homemade Tartar Sauce

Double-Dill Homemade Tartar Sauce

Yield 10 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

This Double-Dill Homemade Tartar Sauce is diet-friendly and tastes great on grilled fish.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup plain Greek Yogurt (see notes)
  • 1/3 cup mayo (see notes)
  • 1/2 tsp. dill weed (dried dill)
  • 2 T capers, drained and finely chopped
  • 3 T dill pickle relish (see notes)
  • 1/2 tsp. Beau Monde Seasoning

Instructions

  1. You can whisk this together in a bowl or use the bowl attachment of an Immersion Blender (affiliate link) like I did, but don’t over-process if you use the immersion blender.
  2. Measure out the Greek yogurt and mayo and whisk together or blend.
  3. Add the dried dill weed, chopped capers, dill pickle relish (or chopped pickles) and Beau Monde Seasoning (affiliate link).
  4. Whisk or blend to combine. Mixture should be chunky.
  5. Refrigerate for a few hours before using for best flavor.
  6. This will keep in the refrigerator for a few weeks.

Notes

Use sour cream if you prefer. Use full-fat or reduced-fat Greek yogurt or sour cream, but higher-fat products will usually have less carbs. Use full-fat or light mayo, but full-fat mayo will have less carbs. Be sure to use dill pickle relish without sugar (or use finely chopped dill pickles if you prefer; I love to use my favorite dill pickles for this recipe.) This makes 1 1/4 cups tartar sauce; serving size for nutritional information is two tablespoons.

This recipe created by Kalyn.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 59Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 204mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

If you make this recipe I'd love to hear how it turns out. Leave a star rating or share on social media with the hashtag #KALYNSKITCHEN, thanks!

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
This Double-Dill Homemade Tartar Sauce is a super low-carb tartar sauce, and low-carb or Keto diets would use full-fat Greek Yogurt and full-fat mayo for this tasty sauce. If you prefer less fat, be careful not to choose a reduced fat Greek yogurt or reduced fat mayo that has added sugar if you’re eating this for a low-carb diet.  With the right reduced-fat Greek Yogurt and mayo without added sugar, this can work for the South Beach Diet.

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    35 Comments on “Double-Dill Homemade Tartar Sauce”

  1. Maybe you could just include the nutritional info with the recipe instead of telling people how to get it?

    • Not sure if you are new to my blog, but in 2017 I switched the site to a new blogging platform and ended up having to edit 2,000+ recipes to fix formatting issues. I promised I would start calculating nutritional information when that was done (it took two years).

      I started figuring nutritional information in late 2019 but it’s very time-consuming and I only have about 1/4 of the recipes done so far. I am doing them in order or popularity, so I guess I haven’t gotten to this one yet, but it will be done soon.

  2. I love this double dill recipe. I don’t often “love” a recipe but this one is one of my top 3. Thanks so much!!

  3. Asha, glad you're enjoying the recipes, and I love the idea of green olives in this!

  4. Your tartar sauce is amazing! I just had it with some baked Tilapia and it was so good. I substituted green olives for the capers which added so much flavor.

    Thank you so much for sharing your recipes. I started the South Beach diet today and you're recipe has made for an easy first day.

  5. Bon Appetit is a mixture of spices, mainly celery and onion flavors. Onion salt + celery salt would be a good substitute. Hope you enjoy it.

  6. Not sure what the Bon Apatite ingredent is,maybe a many spice combo? Going to try this tonight,and have everything except that one,even though it's optional I'd like to try it. Thanks Kalyn

  7. Deann, how fun! So glad it was a hit.

  8. I made this last night and have to tell you – my 15 year old son said, “That tartar sauce was GOOD! Can we have fish again tomorrow night?”

    You know it’s good when that happens!

    I used regular FF plain yogurt (Great Value brand) and then did the rest of the recipe as written with the capers and relish.

    Yum!

  9. I am just starting the South Beach diet and I have bookmarked your site. I love it! Thank you for helping me with this weeks dinners. My husband will be so excited!

  10. Valeree, another option would be to use something like Splenda or Stevia to sweeten the pickles a bit. Agave nectar would also work, although it’s not sugar free (but it is low glycemic.) Sorry I haven’t tried making that, but good idea!

  11. Hey, Kalyn! Got here on a search for no-sugar dill pickle relish. I’m going to can cukes this week and would love to find a dill pickle recipe that doesn’t call for sugar. I suppose I can just leave it out, since it’s really only a flavor issue rather than a preservation issue.

  12. Dee, I agree, capers do taste a little like green olives. So glad to hear you liked it.

  13. I was a little unsure about capers as I’ve never had them. So I tried one and decided they taste a little like a spicy green olive. I made the double dill tartar sauce and both my husband and I really liked it. I actually think it’s better than regular tartar sauce. I’m sure I’ll be making it again.