Ultra-Easy Double-Dill Diet Friendly Tartar Sauce
Most tartar sauce is definitely not diet-friendly, which is why I came up with my Ultra-Easy Double-Dill Diet Friendly Tartar Sauce Recipe. I love grilled fish with tartar sauce, and my tartar sauce is low-carb, Keto, low-glycemic, gluten-free, and South Beach Diet Phase One. Use the Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.
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 Ultra-Easy Double-Dill Diet Friendly Tartar Sauce recipe combines Greek Yogurt, mayo, dill weed, capers, and dill pickle relish, 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 Double-Dill Diet-Friendly 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 The BEST Low-Carb Fish and Seafood Recipes from Kalyn’s Kitchen to give you plenty of options! And if you like tartar sauce as much as I do, I bet you’ll love this recipe.
(Ultra-Easy Double-Dill Diet Friendly Tartar Sauce was updated March 2015 with better photos and more recipe links. This recipe was first posted for Weekend Herb Blogging, hosted by Susan from The Well-Seasoned Cook.)
Measure out the greek yogurt and mayo. Add the chopped capers, dill pickle relish, dill weed, and Beau Monde or Bon Appetit if you’re using it. You can whisk the ingredients together in a bowl, but I blended them in the bowl attachment of my Immersion Blender.
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.
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
Ultra-Easy Double-Dill Diet Friendly Tartar Sauce Recipe
(Makes 1 1/4 cups tartar sauce, recipe created by Kalyn.)
2/3 cup plain yogurt (I used my favorite Greek yogurt. If you can’t find it, there are links in that post for how to strain yogurt or make your own Greek yogurt.)
1/3 cup mayo (Use full-fat or light mayo, but don’t use fat-free mayo because it always contains sugar)
1/2 tsp. dill weed (dried dill)
2 T capers, drained and finely chopped
3 T dill pickle relish without sugar (or use finely chopped dill pickles if you can’t find dill relish)
1/4 tsp. Beau Monde Seasoning or Bon Appetit (optional)
You can whisk this together in a bowl or use the bowl attachment of an Immersion Blender like I did, but don’t over-process if you use the immersion blender.
Measure out the Greek yogurt and mayo and whisk together or blend. Add the dried dill weed, chopped capers, dill pickle relish (or chopped pickles) and Beau Monde or Bon Appetit Seasoning if using.
Whisk or blend to combine. Mixture should be chunky. Refrigerate for a few hours before using for best flavor. This will keep in the refrigerator for a few weeks.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
This tartar sauce is a great low-carb tartar sauce with no added sugar. It’s also a good condiment for the South Beach Diet or any low-glycemic eating plan if you use the lower-fat ingredients that South Beach recommends.
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