Dilly-Horse Tarter Sauce

Homemade tarter sauce recipe with horseradish and dill.

Tarter sauce is so easy. Just whip together some mayo, pickle relish, maybe some lemon juice and season it with salt and pepper. 


So. Easy!


But for anyone who knows me well, it is a given that I can never stick to the basics. I have to experiment; add something here, tweak a little there, and this tarter sauce recipe is no different!


The idea behind this tarter sauce stems from my thought that... dill and pickles go so well together and tarter sauce and fried fish go so well together... so wouldn't it make sense that a dill-infused tarter sauce would go with fried fish?


Dill is mild, so I wanted to add some punch with a little horseradish. If you can get a hold of some home-grown horseradish and prepare it yourself, great! If not, store-bought is fine, just make sure it is straight up and not the creamy variety. 


Try this tarter sauce with my 30-Minute Amazing Cod Dinner and let me know what you think!

Nutritional Information

and Macros Per Serving:

Nutritional information for homemade dill-infused tarter sauce recipe.
Macros for homemade tarter sauce recipe.

4 Servings

Total Time: 5 Minutes


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons sweet pickle relish, drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon horseradish
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • salt and pepper to taste

Helpful TIP! 

I use horseradish that is home-grown and naturally prepared. If you need to buy horseradish at the store, make sure you select straight-up horseradish (instead of the creamy variety) for the right amount of oomph!


Gently mix all ingredients together in a small bowl.


Adjust the salt and pepper to your liking.


Feel free to spice things up a bit by adding in a little more horseradish!


Makes enough for 4 small ramekins.


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