Food - Drink
What's Really In Tartar Sauce?
Bottled sauces tend to have a long list of preservatives, so homemade tartar sauce can be the better option. Since it's so easy and requires ingredients you likely have on hand, there are no excuses for not making your own
At its core tartar sauce is made by mixing two ingredients: mayonnaise and chopped pickles. But even the most basic recipes will often add a dash of lemon juice and some herbs for an additional dimension of flavor.
If you're looking to jazz up your tartar sauce, add a touch of mustard or Worcestershire sauce or toss in other ingredients like chopped capers, olives or onions. If the texture isn't your thing, Ina Garten of Food Network recommends giving your sauce a quick pulse in the food processor for a smoother consistency.