Vegan Tartar Sauce is so easy to make at home, and goes perfectly with Vegan Fish Sticks and other “fishy” foods! Ready in just 5 minutes.

vegan tartar sauce sprinkled with parsley in a bowl

I never liked fish growing up, but my parents forced me to eat it quite regularly. The only way I could get it down was to drown it in tartar sauce!

Making your own vegan tartar sauce at home is so easy, plus it tastes a million times better than a store-bought jar. Use tartar sauce on all the vegan “fishy” foods (recipe coming in a few days for Vegan Fish Sticks!).


  • Vegan Mayo – I used my cashew based vegan mayo, but you can use a store-bought version if you’d like.
  • Dill Pickles – chopped very fine, OR use dill pickle relish
  • Dried or Fresh Dill
  • Lemon Juice

bowl with mayo, diced pickles and dill

How to make it

It couldn’t be easier! Just throw everything into a bowl, and give it a stir. Keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.

What to serve tartar sauce with?

  • Vegan Fish Sticks (recipe coming, stay tuned!)
  • A dip for fries (try my Oven Roasted Potato Wedges)
  • Any vegan “fishy” recipes or products, homemade or packaged, such as Gardein Fishless Fillets, Quorn Fishless Sticks, etc.

small bowl of vegan tartar sauce with tofu fish around it

vegan tartar sauce sprinkled with parsley in a bowl
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Vegan Tartar Sauce

Vegan Tartar Sauce is so easy to make at home, and goes perfectly with Vegan Fish Sticks and other "fishy" foods! Ready in just 5 minutes.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 10 servings


  • 1 cup vegan mayo (homemade OR store bought)
  • 1 cup finely chopped dill pickles
  • 2 teaspoons dried dill, or 2 tablespoons fresh
  • 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (about 1 lemon squeezed)


  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir until combined.
  • Cover and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.


  1. Nutritional information is an estimate only and was calculated using store bought vegan mayo, not homemade. The homemade version will be less calories and fat.
  2. I like using my homemade Vegan Mayo in the recipe, but you can use store bought vegan mayo as well.
  3. To make it even easier, you can substitute dill pickle relish for the chopped dill pickles.


Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 253mg | Potassium: 13mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 26IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Author: Nora Taylor
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  1. Thanks For Sharing this Amazing Recipe. My Family Loved It. I will be sharing this Recipe with my Friends. Hope They will like it.

    1. You are welcome! I’m so glad you love the tartar sauce! Thank you for sharing your wonderful feedback, and for sharing my recipe!

  2. Had some of this tartar sauce left over from dinner a few days ago.
    I also had a partial head of cabbage I needed to finish off.
    I chopped up the cabbage, added some chopped onion and used your tartar sauce for a dressing.
    It was the best cabbage slaw I have ever tasted.
    Your recipes are the best.

  3. This was so good! I added onion/garlic powder, salt and pepper for a kick. Really creamy. I love your recipes, always delicious and easy!

  4. I made this recipe exactly as written, and it was delicious. It was very easy to whip up, and I used your cashew mayo recipe as the base. I really love how healthy sauces can make dinner so much better. Another fantastic recipe, Nora! Thank you.

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