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Greek Yogurt Tartar Sauce

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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.
4.86 from 7 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 75kcal
Author: Olena Osipov


  • 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.

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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    My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys, a wife to Alex and we reside on magical Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. This is our healthy family recipes blog. Originally from Ukraine, I grew up on real food. As an adult, I struggled with diets for years because none worked long-term. Now for over 10 years, I cook easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

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