This paleo tartar sauce combines delicious paleo mayonnaise with all the flavors of a traditional tartar sauce. This recipe is the perfect replacement for all those non-paleo supermarket brands, and the best thing is you know exactly what’s gone into it.
This tartar sauce is so easy to quickly make as long as you have some paleo friendly mayonnaise lying around. If you don’t, then it’s pretty easy to make quickly.
I have a fantastic, easy paleo mayonnaise recipe that you should check out if you want to make it at home. Alternatively, you can just buy some from a specialized store or online at a store such as Amazon (It’s pretty affordable).
I love dipping any kind of seafood into this delicious condiment such as something like fried fish, salmon cakes and much more.
Even some sweet potato fries go well with it. Tartar is certainly one of my favorite condiments that I would struggle if I lost it completely out of my diet.
This recipe is pretty straightforward, but if you wanted to watch a nice and short video on how to make it, then you can find it below.
Paleo Tartar Sauce Recipe
- 1 cup paleo friendly mayonnaise
- 2 tsp. capers, finely chopped
- 2 gherkins (pickles), finely chopped
- 2 Tbsp. flat leaf parsley, chopped
- 1 tsp. lemon juice
- Salt & Pepper to season
- Combine the paleo mayonnaise, capers, gherkins, parsley and lemon juice in a bowl.
- Season with salt & pepper to taste.
- Refrigerate until needed.
- This tartar sauce will keep for up to about seven days. This time will vary depending on if you made the mayonnaise at home or bought a paleo friendly version. Turning your mayo into tartar sauce doesn’t add an extra seven days’ life to it, so if the mayo is already old, then it may be best to make some new stuff.
- You can use either fresh or dried parsley in this recipe. I tend to try and stick to fresh as much as possible, but sometimes it can be hard to get affordable fresh parsley.
- If you don’t like black specks of pepper in your condiments, then using white pepper is a good way to avoid this. However with something like tartar sauce you’re unlikely to notice this anyway.
- It’s best to leave this sit for a couple of hours in the fridge before eating it. This sitting time will allow the flavors to develop more leaving you with a rich and better-tasting sauce.
If you’re wondering how much of an impact this tartar sauce will have on your diet, then you can find all the nutritional information below. As I mention in most recipes, this is only an estimate and will vary slightly. With that said it should still give you a great indication of whether or not you should include this in your regular paleo diet.
Another mayo based paleo condiment that you may like to check out is the ranch dressing. This dressing is better suited for chicken dishes and salads while tartar sauce is better for seafood.
I hope you enjoy this paleo tartar sauce recipe as much as I do. Now there is a ton of variations on this recipe so if you want to share yours then be sure to leave a comment below. I also love hearing any feedback related to this delicious paleo condiment recipe.