This homemade vegan tartare sauce is so much better than the ready-made kind! It’s extra creamy and packed with fresh ingredients, and the good thing about making your own tartare sauce is that you can adjust it to suit your personal taste. This sauce is perfect served with roasted veggies, or fried vegan “fish”.
HOW LONG WILL HOMEMADE TARTARE SAUCE LAST?
There aren’t any eggs in vegan mayonnaise, so you’ll find that this vegan recipe will last up to 10 days if it is stored in the fridge in a jar or airtight container. This is one of my favourite sauces to eat with almost anything, so I usually make 2-3 batches whenever I make it.
HOW TO USE VEGAN TARTARE SAUCE
It’s traditionally served with seafood dishes, but I think it adds a delicious freshness and crunch to any fried food. Just to give a few examples, I like to serve it with vegan “fish” and chips, vegan “fish” cakes or baked potatoes.
CAN TARTARE SAUCE BE MADE IN ADVANCE
Absolutely! I prefer to make mine a day in advance as it allows the flavours to infuse together. I would suggest preparing it a day before you need it and then storing it in the fridge and serving it chilled – there’s nothing more delicious that crispy, fried foods dipped in cold and creamy tartare sauce!
VEGAN TARTARE SAUCE INGREDIENTS
These are the essentials for making tartare sauce, but if you’re not a fan of one of the fresh herbs, you can leave it out and it’ll still taste great!
Mayo - Mayonnaise is essential in this recipe as it provides the creamy base. I’ve used the Hellmann’s vegan mayo, but you can use any vegan mayonnaise of your choice.
Shallot - I find the shallot adds a lovely depth of flavour to the tartare sauce, but it's not essential. You could omit this ingredient or use 1 tsp onion powder instead.
Garlic - I used 1 clove in this recipe, and it added a subtle garlic flavour, but if you’re really not a fan or garlic, you could leave it out.
Gherkins - the gherkins give the tartare sauce a crunchy texture and classic taste. You could use cornichons instead and it wont really make a difference.
Parsley - Adds a delicious herby freshness to the sauce.
Dill - dill is a must in tartare sauce!
Lemon Juice - Adds some acidity to balance out the creaminess of the sauce.
Capers - the capers add saltiness and a lovely texture to the sauce!
Mustard - adds some subtle heat. The gentle heats goes beautifully with the creamy mayonnaise.
HOW TO MAKE VEGAN TARTARE SAUCE
Mince the garlic and finely chop the shallot, dill, parsley, gherkins and capers. Add of the chopped ingredients to a medium bowl.
Add the vegan mayonnaise, lemon juice and mustard to the bowl and stir until well combined and creamy. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. For a more intense flavour, cover and store in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serviPRINTABLE RECIPEng.