Homemade Vegan tartar sauce is a dairy free, tangy, creamy dip that is so simple to make, you'll never need to shop for expensive vegan sauces again.
VEGAN TARTAR SAUCE RECIPE
Traditionally a dip served with fried fish, tartar sauce has many uses that are meat free!
Vegan Tartar sauce is really just a creamy dill dip, and so it goes beautifully with fresh vegetables, chunks of bread, chips, fries, or anything else that you like to dip.
Try it with Air Fryer Fried Green Tomatoes, or Pan Fried Zucchini.
It will take you less than five minutes to whip up this homemade sauce. Don't go to the grocery store for tartar sauce, make it at home and save some money!
INGREDIENTS IN VEGAN TARTAR SAUCE
Vegan Mayo - Choose your favorite brand of vegan mayo for this. I've used both the Hellman's version and the Chosen Foods vegan mayo with great results, and I think that any vegan mayo will be totally delicious.
Pickle Relish - Here's where you can make a choice - Either dill relish or sweet pickle relish work equally well in tartar sauce. Using sweet relish will add a little bit of sweetness to the sauce, while dill relish makes it more savory.
Lemon Juice - Fresh lemon juice is always the best option.
Fresh Dill - Pick this up at the grocery store. Fresh dill is amazing in this sauce, and you can use any extra in salads or sandwiches throughout the week.
Salt and Pepper - add as much or as little as you like.
If you have any questions, please leave a comment and I will get back to you ASAP!
HOW TO MAKE VEGAN TARTAR SAUCE
The short version of this story is that you just throw all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix it together well, but I'll give you a quick step by step as well.
- Gather the listed ingredients.
- In a bowl, add the vegan mayo and pickle relish.
- Juice the lemon and add lemon juice to the bowl.
- Add in fresh dill and season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix well and serve.
These numbered steps match the numbered photos above and are for illustration purposes. For the complete list of ingredients and instructions, please see the recipe below.
HOW TO STORE VEGAN TARTAR SAUCE
Store your sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to use. It should stay fresh for 3-5 days. I find that since this recipe is so quick and simple, I typically make it right when I need it.
WHY DO WE NEED VEGAN TARTAR SAUCE IF WE AREN'T EATING FISH?
You're right in wondering that, as tartar sauce is linked to fish in many of our minds. Remember fish sticks? Yikes!
There are many vegetarian and vegan fish substitute products out there that would be delicious with this sauce. Use this with your favorite fish-like food, or your favorite vegan "fish" recipe.
Tartar sauce is also really good on fries. Make Air Fryer french fries to enjoy with this dip.
Cut up veggies and salads are delicious with vegan tartar sauce too. It's not only for fish!
MORE VEGAN SAUCES AND DIPS TO TRY
Vegan BBQ Sauce is perfectly tangy and smoky and ready to top all of your grilled dishes.
Vegan Aioli is a simple creamy sauce to put on sandwiches or use as a dip.
Another sauce that's great with fresh veggies is my Mediterranean Sauce made with vegan yogurt.
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Vegan Tartar Sauce
- 1 cup Vegan Mayo
- 2 tbsp Pickle Relish either sweet or dill
- 1 tbsp Lemon Juice fresh
- 2 tbsp Fresh Dill
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- In a bowl, add in the vegan mayo and pickle relish.
- Juice a lemon and add lemon juice to the bowl.
- Add in the fresh dill and season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Mix well and store in an airtight container for up to one week.
- Using sweet pickle relish with add a sweetness to your sauce, while dill relish will be more savory.
All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.
This vegan sauce was the perfect addition to our fish and chips! I didn't tell my family it was vegan, but they gobbled it up anyway :).
Oh I love tartare sauce! I am so happy to see this recipe!
I was looking for vegan tartar sauce recipe. Thanks for sharing it! I can't wait to make this. Sounds quite delicious.
This looks so creamy and delicious! Can't wait to give it a try!
I was just looking at vegan mayo at the store, so now I know what to make with it! The tartar sauce looks delicious - bookmarking!