by Olena

Greek Yogurt Tartar Sauce

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Olena Osipov
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Greek Yogurt Tartar Sauce

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. I was defrosting salmon in the fridge and thought it would be a perfect timing to make it. 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.

capers, pickles, onion and garlic in a food processor

jar of organic mayo

Traditionally, tartar sauce is made with a big cup of mayo. I used 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt and only 3 tbsp of mayo. I could use even 2 tbsp because tartar sauce turned out so creamy from yogurt, and yet light in saturated fat.

You can dip canned salmon cakes or baked zucchini fritters into it, spread on a salmon burger or eat by the spoon.


Greek Yogurt Tartar Sauce

Greek Yogurt Tartar Sauce

Greek Yogurt Tartar Sauce is a healthy fish sauce recipe with a tiny bit of organic mayo, honey and pickles.
4.8 from 5 votes
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Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American Ukrainian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 75kcal
Author: Olena Osipov



  • 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.

Store: Refrigerate in a glass airtight container for up to a week.


    Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 449mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 59IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg
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    1. 4 stars
      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!

    2. 5 stars
      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.

    3. 5 stars
      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! 🙂

      1. Oh yay! Super stoked to hear someone tried my Greek yogurt tartar sauce. Been sitting here forever, this amazingness. Happy Easter, Brenda!

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