gluten free dairy free flavorful tartar sauce

gf df flavorful tartar sauce

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So many mayo-based sauces, so little time to eat them! Well, not really, I think sometimes the desire for a sauce fuels my meal plans.

Like cocktail sauce, bottled tartar sauce is just not very good, so I make my own instead. The addition of both sweet and dill pickles, combined with capers and tarragon, makes this tartar sauce flavorful and the perfect companion for any seafood dish, especially our delectable crab cakes.

discover. cook. enjoy.

Gluten-Free Victoria Wolf

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GF DF Flavorful Tartar Sauce

Two types of pickles and tarragon make this common sauce so less common and much more flavorful!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 187 kcal

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The Ingredients

  • 1 cup Best Foods / Hellman's Real Mayonnaise
  • 1/8 cup dill pickle, chopped
  • 1/8 cup sweet pickle, chopped
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 1 tbsp capers, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Italian parsley, fresh and finely chopped
  • 2 tsp lemon juice, fresh squeezed
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp dried tarragon
  • 1/2 tsp Worcheshire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp hot sauce, optional
  • Kosher salt and ground pepper to taste

The Process

Mise en place

  • Gather all your ingredients.
  • Chop the pickles and add to a medium mixing bowl.
  • Chop the capers and add to the bowl.
  • Finely chop the parsley and add to the bowl.
  • Dice the shallot and add to the bowl.
  • Squeeze the lemon and measure out 2 teaspoons and add to the bowl.

Measure and Mix

  • Measure and add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl.
  • Mix well.
  • Season with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.
  • Cover and put in the refrigerator for an hour or so for the flavors to meld. Or, eat right away!
  • Store in the fridge for up to a week, covered.


Calories: 187kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 12gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 239mgPotassium: 30mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 80IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 9mgIron: 1mg
Keyword mayo, mayonnaise, pickles, seafood, seafood sauce, tarragon, tartar sauce
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