Keto Tartar Sauce

Jazz up fish night with this super creamy and flavorful keto Tartar Sauce! This is such a quick, easy, and flavorful recipe, you won’t even care that it’s keto!

Keto tartar sauce in a white bowl.

Store-bought tartar sauces are, for the most part, nasty. They’re gloopy flavorless sauces loaded with sugar and that do nothing for the fish. A good tartar sauce, on the other hand, should be flavorful and bring out the flavors of the fish. That’s what this keto Tartar Sauce is all about!

Tangy, lightly sweetened, and filled with herbs and oodles of flavor, this homemade tartar sauce is amazing with all kinds of fish and seafood! The best part is it is super easy to make, and the flavors just get better as it sits.

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What Is Tartar Sauce?

Tartar sauce is originally from France and is a mayonnaise-based condiment that’s designed to accompany fish and seafood. Made from scratch, tartar sauce is flavorful, bright, creamy, and perfectly balanced between sweet and tangy. Store-bought tartar sauce is gloopy, sugary, flavorless stuff you squeeze out of a bottle. Trust me, my friend, make it from scratch.

Keto tartar sauce finished and in a bowl on a black platter.
Serve and enjoy!

Ingredients

There are no funny ingredients in keto Tartar Sauce, and you can mix up the herbs to suit your own tastes! See my suggestions below.

  • Mayonnaise – Make your own mayonnaise or use a good store-bought keto mayo.
  • Dill pickles – Finely chopped.
  • White sugar substitute – Or skip the sweetner entirely.
  • Pickle juice – There’s crazy flavor in pickle juice so save it!
  • Lemon juice – From a fresh lemon.
  • Dijon mustard – Just wee bit.
  • Worcestershire sauce – Dig that bottle out from the back of the fridge! It’s essential in this recipe.
  • Parsley – Fresh parsley, finely chopped.
  • Dill – Fresh dill, finely chopped.
  • Salt and white pepper – White pepper won’t leave ugly black flecks in your sauce.
Keto tartar sauce ingredients labeled.

How To Make The Best Keto Tartar Sauce

For a full list of ingredients and instructions, please scroll down to the recipe at the bottom of this page.

  1. Finely chop the dill pickles and herbs.
  2. Mix everything together in a bowl.
  3. Chill until ready to serve.
  4. Enjoy!

Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • Quality ingredients are the key to a great low-carb tartar sauce. Use fresh herbs, tangy pickles, and a good quality mayo.
  • Mix and match with the flavors, jazzing the sauce up with chopped capers, fresh or dried tarragon, lemon zest, finely diced shallots, or even chopped olives.
  • Sugar substitute is optional and unless you like it sweet, not needed at all!

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What Does Keto Tartar Sauce Go With?

Battered and fried fish and tartar sauce are a terrific combination and this duo is enjoyed all around the world. But you can also pair this tangy keto condiment with other types of dishes, including:

Storage

This sugar-free Tartar Sauce will keep tightly covered in your fridge for up to a week. It will not freeze.

Step By Step Process

A closeup of keto tartar sauce in a white bowl with lemon and kale nearby.
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Keto Tartar Sauce

Creamy, tangy, and loaded with fresh herbs, lemon, and more, this homemade keto Tartar Sauce is the perfect condiment for fish, seafood, chicken, and more!
Course Sauces / Spices / Dressings
Cuisine American
Keyword condiment, fish, mayonnaise, sauce, seafood, tartar sauce
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 193kcal
Author Chef Jenn

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup dill pickles finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon parsley finely chopped
  • 1 tablespon fresh dill finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons pickle juice from the jar of pickles
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar substitute optional
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Instructions

  • Finely chop the dill pickles and herbs.
  • Mix everything together in a bowl.
  • Chill until ready to serve.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • Quality ingredients are the key to a great tartar sauce. Use fresh herbs, tangy pickles, and a good quality mayo.
  • Mix and match with the flavors, jazzing the sauce up with chopped capers, fresh or dried tarragon, lemon zest, finely diced shallots, or even chopped olives.
  • Sugar substitute is optional and unless you like it sweet, not needed at all!

Nutrition

Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 249mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 79IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.2mg | Net Carbohydrates: 1g

A Note on Nutritional Information

Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is calculated based on available online ingredient information. It is only an approximate value. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site cannot be guaranteed. Erythritol carbs (sugar substitutes) are not included in the carbohydrate counts as they have been shown not to impact blood sugar, and they have zero calories and zero carbs. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.

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Keto tartar sauce on a black plate with lemon nearby.

6 thoughts on “Keto Tartar Sauce”

  1. 5 stars
    So glad to have this homemade tartar sauce recipe! This is just perfect to go with my favorite crab cakes. Great combination of ingredients in this sauce–so yummy!

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  2. 5 stars
    Ohh this tartar sauce comes out potent! We used it with sweet potato fries and it was such a great add-on. It would also be wicked on a burger!

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  3. 5 stars
    This beats store-bought any day! We used vegan Worcestershire sauce and it came out fab. Thank you for another keeper!

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  4. 5 stars
    I had this for dinner tonight with my fish, and it was a perfect compliment! Loved the creamy texture and the touch of zest from the pickle

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