Healthy Tartar Sauce

January 6, 2014

in 5 Ingredients, Dips & Spreads, Gluten Free, Healthy "MAKEOVERS", Kid Friendly, Recipes

Easy Healthy Homemade Tartar Sauce

We love to have fish every week if we can. Mahi mahi is one of our favorites. But truth be told, my hubby doesn’t like having his fish plain.  I don’t blame him…it tastes better with a bit of tartar sauce on the side.  This is something I quickly put together one day as a tartar sauce sub, as I looked at a store bought one and was grossed out by the ingredients.  Hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup and a bunch of other stuff I couldn’t pronounce. That’s why this healthy tartar sauce is so fantastic, and what’s even better is that it takes less than 5 minutes to make! Not to mention only 4 ingredients, and in our opinion, tastes way better than bottled tartar sauce anyway.

Easy Healthy Homemade Tartar Sauce 2

This recipe should serve 2 people as a condiment.  You can easily double or triple it for more people.  If you prefer not to use mayo at all, feel free to use all greek yogurt or even light sour cream…it will just have more of a tangy taste.

If you prefer not to use store bought sweet relish, you could always chop up dill pickle and use that, or mix some of the chopped dill pickle with a bit of stevia, and I bet that would be delicious too!

Healthy Tartar Sauce
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Store bought tartar sauce is super high in fat and calories. This healthy alternative only takes 5 minutes to make, and tastes way better!
Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: American
Yield: 2
  • 2 Tbsp reduced fat mayo
  • 2 Tbsp non-fat greek yogurt
  • ½ Tbsp relish (dill or sweet, I use sweet)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  1. Mix all together in a small bowl. Refrigerate until you serve. Should last for a few days in a sealed container in the fridge.
Serving size: Approx 2 Tbsp Calories: 53 Fat: 3.5 g Carbs: 4 g Sugar: 1.5 g Sodium: 160 mg Fiber: 0.1 g Protein: 2 g Cholesterol: 5 mg


  • Karina L

    Hi there! I’m in Australia and just wondering what you mean by ‘sweet relish’ – is this store bought or something you make yourself? THank you!

    • Kristine Fretwell

      Sweet relish is simply pickles with sweetener added. I typically buy it, but you could also make it by cutting up a dill pickle and adding stevia or honey to make it sweet.

  • sweetonnh

    I want your Mahi mahi recipe!

    • Kristine Fretwell

      For the Mahi Mahi in the picture, I just put on some Dukkah spice (from Trader Joe’s), and lightly sauteed in coconut oil. 🙂

      • sweetonnh

        Ok, thank you!!

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