Habanero Tartar Sauce

Habanero Tartar Sauce

Salsa Tártara de Habanero
1 1/2 cups approximately
Pati Jinich
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: cilantro, green onions, habanero, lime, mayonnaise, mint, scallions, tartar sauce
Author:Pati Jinich
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Habanero Tartar Sauce recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 8, Episode 10 “Surfside Eats"


  • 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.

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    1. 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!

  1. 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. 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!