This vegan tartar sauce is so delicious and so easy to make! All you need are 8 ingredients and 5 minutes to make!
What is tartar sauce?
Tartar sauce, also spelled tartare sauce, originated in France. It's a creamy condiment most often served with fried seafood dishes.
It's main ingredient is either mayonnaise or aioli and is seasoned with pickles, dill and other seasonings.
Why this recipe works
Mayonnaise is made with eggs but there are several vegan versions available in stores now. They are usually made with oil so to make this oil free I chose a different creamy base.
Here I used an unsweetened dairy-free yogurt as my creamy base and added flavors to make it more like mayonnaise. It is not as thick as typical tartar sauce but still full of flavor.
The combination of herbs and pickles makes this creamy condiment the perfect dip full of flavor and the yogurt makes it a healthier option!
If you're not oil-free, feel free to use your favorite vegan mayo instead. This is one of my favorite vegan mayos.
You're going to love this vegan tartar sauce!
- creamy and tangy
- easy to make
- egg-free, dairy-free and gluten-free
- perfect for dipping!
Just 8 simple ingredients needed to make this easy vegan tartar sauce! Reference the recipe card at the bottom for exact measurements.
The lemon juice and apple cider vinegar help to make the yogurt taste more like mayonnaise. If you're using vegan mayo, feel free to omit. However, it you like your tartar sauce more tangy, feel free to include it still!
How to make
It's really easy to make at home and all you need is a bowl and a spoon!
Add all ingredients to a small bowl and stir well to combine! That's it! Feel free to top with more fresh dill if you're feeling fancy.
What to serve with
As tartar sauce is often served with fried seafood dishes, this vegan tartar sauce goes great with these vegan coconut shrimps! It's also great for dipping french fries into or serving with fried vegan fish filets or fish sticks.
Vegan Tartar Sauce
- ½ cup unsweetened coconut yogurt, or vegan mayo if not oil-free
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon lemon Juice
- ¼ cup dill relish
- 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- salt and black pepper, to taste
- Add all ingredients to a small bowl and mix well to combine. Enjoy!