Keto Lemon and Olive Tartar Sauce

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  • prep time

    prep time

    7 min

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  • ready time

    ready time

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Keto Lemon and Olive Tartar Sauce

This Keto tartar sauce is the perfect blend of rich and creamy mayonnaise, salty black olives and capers and tangy dill pickles. Our Keto take on a classic tartare sauce is quick and easy to prepare with no cooking required. Perfect to keep on hand in the fridge ready to serve with a Keto fish dish, dressing for egg salad or as an alternative burger relish.

What is Tartar Sauce?

Tartar sauce is a traditional French dressing, commonly prepared with mayonnaise, chopped capers, olives and sliced pickles. There are many adaptations and variations on the sauce, and you can feel free to add and adjust to suit your own personal tastes. For our Keto-friendly tartar sauce, we have included the classic combination of mayonnaise, capers, olives and dill pickles. We have added extra olive oil to thin the dressing and provide an additional helping of Keto fats, as well as lemon juice for acidity and some fresh aromatic chopped dill. As with all our recipes, please make sure to adjust your macros to account for any changes made to the ingredients.

Is Mayonnaise Keto?

Many store-bought varieties of mayonnaise contain extra additives, preservatives and sugars. In large quantities these are best avoided on a Keto diet. However, there are some store-bought versions that use minimal ingredients and are a great addition to a Keto diet when consumed in moderation. Better still, it is super easy to prepare your own low carb mayonnaise. We have a deliciously quick and easy recipe for Keto homemade mayonnaise which can be found in our sides section. This would make the perfect addition to this recipe if you cannot find a store-bought version that is suitable.

  • Net Carbs

    0.5 g

  • Fiber

    0.3 g

  • Total Carbs

    0.8 g

  • Protein

    0.2 g

  • Fats

    7.8 g

72 cals

Keto Lemon and Olive Tartar Sauce

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  • Black Olives

    Black Olives

    4 medium

  • Dill Pickles

    Dill Pickles

    3 small - approx 2" long

  • Mayonnaise


    3 tablespoon

  • Capers


    2 teaspoon

  • Lemon Juice

    Lemon Juice

    1 teaspoon

  • Olive Oil

    Olive Oil

    1 tablespoon

  • Dill Weed, Fresh

    Dill Weed, Fresh

    ½ tablespoon

  • Black Pepper

    Black Pepper

    ⅛ teaspoon

Recipe Steps

steps 3

7 min

  • Step 1

    Add the mayonnaise, olive oil and lemon juice to a mixing bowl. Whisk together until smooth and well combined. You may use a Keto-friendly store-bought mayonnaise or our own Keto homemade mayonnaise for this recipe.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Finely chop the capers and olives. Thinly slice the dill pickles. Add the olives, capers and dill pickles to the bowl with the mayonnaise mixture. Add the black pepper and stir everything together well to combine, distributing the flavorings evenly throughout the mayonnaise.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Finely chop the fresh dill. Add the dill to the tartar sauce and stir well to combine. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired by adding more lemon juice or extra oil to thin. Keep the dip in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to serve.
    Step 3

Comments 3


    CALIFORNIA REFUGEE 6 months ago

    I actually ended up added another T of mayo to thicken it up a bit.


      CALIFORNIA REFUGEE 6 months ago

      Per review, I made it totally without olive oil. My dill pickles were pretty juicy, so it was already pretty thin. Don't think I missed the oil.

      • Congaboy

        Congaboy 2 years ago

        It was good but would add 1/2 3/4 less olive oil. It was way too oily.