Habanero Tartar Sauce


Habanero Tartar Sauce

Habanero Tartar Sauce

Salsa Tártara de Habanero

Recipe Yield

1 1/2 cups approximately

Cooking time

10 minutes

Rate this recipe

4.86 from 7 votes


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 packed tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 2 packed tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh cilantro leaves and upper stems
  • 3 scallions tops removed, white and light green parts thinly sliced
  • 1 habanero chile seeded and finely chopped (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt or to taste

To Prepare

  • Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.


14comments inHabanero Tartar Sauce

  1. David Noronha

    Feb 26

    Hi Pati

    I am a big fan of your show. My kids love south western and Mexican food. Your recipes are amazing and big a hit in our home here in Toronto



    1. Pati Jinich

      Mar 07

      My pleasure David! So glad to hear you guys enjoy the show and my recipes, thank you 🙂

  2. Jake Taylor

    Feb 23

    So good! Fresh and delicious!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Mar 07

      Glad you liked it Jake 😉

  3. Dave H.

    Jan 29

    Hi Pati:

    As part of my 4C (COVID-COPING-CARING-COOKING) strategy, I try new recipes. This burger is awesome….
    I discovered one tip that I used. When preparing the patties, I sprayed olive-oil on my hands instead of warm water. Adds an extra taste to the burger. Otherwise, I followed your recipe to the “T”.
    BTW: I have also made your Triple – lime cake. Indeed, it does not last a full day in this house. Kudos and Blessings to you.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 31

      Thanks so much Dave, I also saw your comment in the other recipe, thanks again for the hint! So glad you liked the pound cake as well 😉

  4. Cheri

    Aug 15

    I was wondering if you have ever used non-fat greek yogurt in place of mayo?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Aug 18

      Never Cheri, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. The consistency would be more like a Greek Tzatziki or a Persian Maast-o Khiar, but equally delicious. Enjoy!

  5. Andrew W.

    Jul 11

    I noticed the habanero came from a jar with liquid. Do you pickle the habanero in something, or just keep them in water until ready for use?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 12

      For this recipe I used store bought pickled habaneros Andrew, but you can pickle your own as well and they last for a long time!

  6. P. Dixon

    Dec 31

    Can this be made with a less hotter pepper like a poblano or jalapeno ?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Dec 31


  7. J. Sears

    Nov 04

    Most excellent!! Thank you.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Nov 05

      Thank YOU J.!

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