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Tartar Sauce (The Best Crab Cake Sauce Recipe)

Crab cakes deserve only the best when it comes to toppings. That's where this tartar sauce really shines – lemony and tart but also slightly sour and sweet, when you need the best crab cake sauce recipe, this finger-licking-good sauce is it!
Course Sauce / Condiment
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 133kcal
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mayo I used reduced fat olive oil mayo
  • 6 baby dill pickles finely diced (or about 1/3 cup finely diced other dill pickles)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon fresh-squeezed lemon juice more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard optional
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Stir together all ingredients.
  • Cover and chill until ready to use.
  • Store in airtight container in fridge up to one week.

Notes

  • If you're in a hurry, you can use dill pickle relish instead of dicing up pickles yourself.
  • I like to keep my tartar sauce in a squeeze bottle for easy serving!

Nutrition

Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 408mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg