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Greek Yogurt Tartar Sauce

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Olena Osipov
4.8 from 5 votes

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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 healthy salmon burgers 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 | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g

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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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