by Olena

Greek Yogurt Tartar Sauce

by Olena

4.7 from 3 reviews

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

tartar sauce recipe

4.7 from 3 reviews

Greek Yogurt Tartar Sauce is a healthy fish sauce recipe with a tiny bit of organic mayo, honey and pickles.

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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


  • 2 tbsp capers, finely chopped
  • 2 medium (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
  • 23 tbsp organic mayo
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt (I used 0%)
  • Pinch of ground black pepper


  1. 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.

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  1. 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. 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. 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! 🙂

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