Greek Yogurt Tartar Sauce is a healthy fish sauce recipe with a tiny bit of organic mayo, honey and pickles.
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Last week while cooking, I was watching an episode of “In the Kitchen with Stefano Faita” and he was making tartar sauce.
I got an urgent craving for a tartar sauce, a healthy tartar sauce with Greek yogurt. I was defrosting salmon for lime ginger salmon in the fridge to make salmon burgers and thought it would be a perfect timing to make this sauce.
Ingredients for Greek Yogurt Tartar Sauce
Traditionally, tartar sauce is made with a big cup of mayo. I used 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt and only 3 tablespoons of mayo. I could use even 2 tablespoons because tartar sauce turned out so creamy from yogurt, and yet light in saturated fat.
You will also need pickles, capers, onion, garlic, sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper.
How to Make Greek Yogurt Tartar Sauce
Here’s a quick overview how to make Greek yogurt tartar sauce. You will need to use a food processor.
Add ingredients to a food processor to chop. Or chop them by hand. Food processor worked like a charm for chopping firm ingredients.
However, when I added Greek yogurt, tartar sauce became too runny, which thickened back to normal after an hour in the fridge.
What to Serve Greek Yogurt Tartar Sauce with?
You can dip canned salmon cakes or baked zucchini fritters into it, spread on grilled salmon or eat by the spoon.
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Greek Yogurt Tartar Sauce
- 2 tbsp capers finely chopped
- 2 pickles 3-4” long pickles, finely chopped
- 1 tbsp onion minced
- 1 medium garlic clove minced
- 1 tsp maple syrup or raw honey
- 1 tsp white vinegar or lemon juice
- 2-3 tbsp organic mayo
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt I used 0%
- Pinch of ground black pepper
- In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and stir. Alternatively, you can pulse capers, pickles, onion and garlic in a food processor and then mix with maple syrup, vinegar, mayo and yogurt. I added liquids to food processor and tartar sauce was a bit runny, however it has thickened back within an hour in the fridge.
Hey I made this one with store bought greek yogurt…all I can say is YUM!
Then I made it again with my homemade greek yogurt…Hands down, way better!
Homemade yogurt is the best!
needed to make a quick tartar sauce with yogurt and found this on the internet.
It was delicious. I didn’t have any mayo at all, so when I used the yogurt, I didn’t use the
separated watery portion, just the solid yogurt. I used some relish instead of pickles. Very good and not watery at all.
Yay! So happy to hear this Theresa!
This is excellent, much better flavour and texture than store-bought, no nasty additives. I’ve been making double batches because my husband puts it on everything (and he thinks he doesn’t like capers).
Too funny on the capers! Glad you are enjoying the sauce!
I had sweet relish on hand which I used in place of the capers and pickles and left the rest the same. It was such a delicious addition to our baked fish and wedges! Thank you! 🙂
I use all Greek yogurt in my tartar sauce. Try adding horseradish. It makes it absolutely amazing.
Yes. Amazing idea!!! Love it just don’t have it on hand often.
Delicious and easy to make. Have made this several times.
Oh yay! Super stoked to hear someone tried my Greek yogurt tartar sauce. Been sitting here forever, this amazingness. Happy Easter, Brenda!