Homemade Tartar Sauce (Low Carb, Keto)

Keto Tartar Sauce, Your Low Carb Tartar Sauce Solution

Keto Tartar SauceTartar sauce is easy to make and it is naturally low in carbohydrates, making keto tartar sauce a natural. It has pickles with their acetic acid, a component that will help reduce your insulin spikes. As a bonus, this stuff is delicious. Once you make your own tartar sauce, you will never go back to the jarred version again. You will have an eating experience at home that is cheap, easy, and unparalleled in tartar sauce flavor. I never, ever buy tartar sauce and you should not either, as simple and delicious as this low carb solution is.

Begin with a good mayonnaise, either homemade or a store-bought variety that has a good flavor and is made with a healthy oil. Check the label for the carbohydrate content. Some of these mayonnaise brands mess up the original mayonnaise concept by adding sugar, as you have probably noticed as you search for other keto and low carb foods.

When you make up this tartar sauce, don’t be afraid to double or triple it. It will last for weeks in your refrigerator. This sauce is super for tuna salad, crab salad, or salmon salad. Thin it a bit with cream to use on crab Louie.

Serves: 8, generously

Homemade Tartar Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup full fat sour cream
  • 1/2 medium white onion, finely diced
  • 2 large dill pickles, finely diced

Keto Tartar Sauce Steps

  1. Scoop the mayonnaise into a bowl large enough for mixing.
  2. Add the minced onion and dill pickle, mixing thoroughly.
  3. Allow this mixture to sit for a few minutes while the liquid in the onion and pickle thin down the mayonnaise. Stir again.
  4. If the tartar sauce is too thick, thin with a bit of dill pickle juice. Add the pickle juice a little at a time. You can even turn your tartar sauce into a pour-able salad dressing by adding the dill juice.

Refrigerate your leftovers. This keto tartar sauce has kept nicely for two weeks. We have never had any leftovers last beyond that point but I expect it will last a good bit longer. (Mold will be a strong cue…)

For variation, add a few capers or a bit of minced fresh tarragon.

Enjoy your keto tartar sauce in your low carb adventures!

Homemade Tartar Sauce (Low Carb, Keto)
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Homemade Tartar Sauce

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword keto tartar sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 250 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup full fat sour cream
  • 1/2 white onion finely diced
  • 2 dill pickles finely diced

Instructions

  1. Measure the mayonnaise and sour cream into a bowl large enough for mixing.

  2. Add the minced onion and dill pickle, mixing thoroughly.
  3. Allow this mixture to sit for a few minutes while the liquid in the onion and pickle thin down the mayonnaise and sour cream mixture. Stir again.

  4. If the tartar sauce is too thick, thin with a bit of dill pickle juice. Add the pickle juice a little at a time. You could turn your tartar sauce into a pour-able salad dressing!
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Tartar Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 250 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 343mg 14%
Potassium 71mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 4.5%
Vitamin C 1.1%
Calcium 4.2%
Iron 0.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Find my thoughts on intermittent fasting meal ideas, including “the big salad,” with dressings like this tartar sauce. You can also find the Eat Like a Bear! book, right here.

About the Author Amanda Rose, Ph.D.

Amanda Rose, Ph.D. lives in the Giant Sequoia National Monument with her husband and two sons. She founded the Eat Like A Bear website to support the awesomely inspiring community on Facebook, Eat Like A Bear!

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