Easy Healthy Greek Yogurt Tartar Sauce

Make my easy Greek yogurt tartar sauce with lemon juice, relish, dijon mustard, dried dill, and garlic. This healthy tartar sauce is made in a few minutes and is a delicious condiment and dipping sauce for french fries, crab cakes, chicken nuggets, fish sticks, shrimp, fish sandwiches, and salmon burgers.

A jar of greek yogurt tartar sauce.

Make my easy Greek yogurt tartar sauce with a naturally sweet and tangy flavor with lemon juice, relish, dijon mustard, dried dill, and garlic. If this is your first time making homemade tartar sauce, this is the perfect recipe for you, with simple ingredients. This healthy tartar sauce is made in a few minutes with a simple whisk and bowl. And, it is a delicious condiment and dipping sauce for french fries, crab cakes, chicken nuggets, fish sticks, shrimp, fish sandwiches, and salmon burgers.

You can easily adjust the tanginess to meet your taste preference. You may never buy a traditional tartar sauce from the grocery store again once you’ve tasted the difference between a homemade tartar sauce with fresh ingredients. This is one of my family’s favorite sauces, and we almost have a jar in the fridge.

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Why You’ll Love This Lemon Tartar Sauce with Greek Yogurt Recipe

  • You only need a few simple ingredients.
  • It is super easy to make for an impressive result.
  • The flavor-rich ingredients make it taste amazing!
  • All the ingredients are easily digestible for a gentle tummy.
A cup of greek yogurt tartar sauce with pan-fried fish.

Ingredients & Substitutions

Here is everything you need to make the best healthy greek yogurt tartar sauce:

Plain Greek Yogurt: I recommend using full-fat greek yogurt. If you don’t have greek yogurt, you can use plain yogurt, sour cream, blended cottage cheese, or dairy-free yogurt alternatives like coconut or almond yogurt.

Mayonnaise: You can omit the mayo and replace with the same amount of greek yogurt. I highly recommend using my homemade mayonnaise recipe.

Sweet Relish: Finely chopped dill pickles or capers can replace relish. You can also place whole pickles in a food processor to make a quick relish.

Fresh Lemon Juice: Lime juice or white wine vinegar can be used instead of lemon juice. You can also add some lemon zest, a great way to bring out the lemon flavor.

Dijon Mustard: Yellow mustard, stone-ground mustard, mustard powder can be substituted for Dijon mustard. You can increase or omit the mustard to adjust the tangy taste.

Dried Dill: Fresh dill weed, chopped finely, can replace dried dill. You can also use other herbs like parsley or cilantro.

Garlic Powder: You can replace it with fresh minced garlic or omit it.

A jar of greek yogurt tartar sauce.

How to Make My Lemon Tartar Sauce with Greek Yogurt Recipe

In a small bowl, combine Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, relish, lemon juice, dijon mustard, garlic powder, dried dill, sea salt, and ground black pepper. Stir well until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.

You can serve the sauce immediately or refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.

Healthy Pan-Fried Breaded Fish and Greek Yogurt Tartar Sauce Recipe Notes

Herbs: Fresh herbs taste best, but dried herbs can be used to save time.

Additional Ingredients: You can also add finely diced white onions and fresh garlic. Adjust to taste.

Tartar Sauce Variations: You can add more spice, salt, or a dash of hot sauce according to your taste preferences.

Serving Suggestions: 

Serve the homemade tartar sauce as a dipping sauce with french fries, crab cakes, chicken nuggets, tuna cakes, salmon patties, salmon cakes, fish sticks, and fried shrimp. It is also a delicious condiment on fish sandwiches and salmon burgers.

Refrigeration: The tartar sauce can be stored in an airtight container for 3-5 days.

Freezing: It is not recommended to store the sauce in the freezer. Thawing it can change the taste and consistency.

What can I use instead of greek yogurt in this flavorful sauce?

You can use sour cream, blended cottage cheese, or coconut and almond yogurt. Using sour cream will decrease the amount of protein.

What if I don’t have relish for this recipe?
You can also finely dice whole pickles to use in this simple sauce.

A jar of greek yogurt tartar sauce.

Easy Healthy Greek Yogurt Tartar Sauce Recipe

Gluten-Free diet-friendly recipe
This is the easiest gluten-free breaded fish recipe with a homemade tartar sauce you will ever make! The flaky white fish is dipped in tapioca flour, egg, and gluten-free breadcrumbs or almond flour. Then it's quickly pan-fried to crispy perfection! The Greek yogurt tartar sauce includes fresh lemon, relish, dijon mustard, garlic, and dill. They can be enjoyed as fish and chips, fish tacos, or fish sandwiches.
5 from 4 votes
Servings 8
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1 tablespoon sweet relish
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • dash black pepper

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, combine Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, relish, lemon juice, dijon mustard, garlic powder, dried dill, sea salt, and ground black pepper. Stir well until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
    You can serve the sauce immediately or refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.

Video

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Notes

Herbs: Fresh herbs taste best, but dried herbs can be used to save time.
Additional Ingredients: You can also add finely diced white onions and fresh garlic. Adjust to taste.
Tartar Sauce Variations: You can add more spice, salt, or a dash of hot sauce according to your taste preferences.

Nutrition

Calories: 60kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 2gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 144mgPotassium: 32mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 36IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 0.1mg
Keyword greek yogurt, tartar sauce
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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Made this to spread on a mahi mahi fish sandwich…it is superb! I’ve never made it with greek yogurt. Love that it’s healthier! This will be a staple in our fridge.

5 from 4 votes (2 ratings without comment)

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