Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"I have met a lot of hardboiled eggs in my time, but you're twenty minutes."
Oscar Wilde, Playwright

The refrigerator light goes on...

This is a great use for leftover egg yolks when you need the egg whites for another dish. Adding the egg yolks makes the tartar sauce really rich and decadent.


Cilantro Tartar Sauce

Servings: 8 | Serving size: about 3 tablespoons

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2.

This recipe can be divisible by 2.

Keeps well for 4-5 days in the fridge. Note that cooking time does not include refrigeration time.

1 quart water
2 large egg yolks
1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
1 rib celery (diced)
1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves (coarsely chopped)
1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1 Tbsp shallot (minced)
1/8 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)

Place the water in a medium sauce pan over high heat. When it begins to boil, reduce the heat until the water is barely moving and add the unbroken egg yolks one at a time.

Poach the egg yolks for 12 minutes. Remove to a paper towel and let cool.

Combine the mayonnaise, celery, cilantro, lime juice, minced shallot, salt and pepper.

Using a fork, mash the egg yolks into the tartar sauce until well blended.

Refrigerate at least 3 hours.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 3 tablespoons

Servings: 8

Amount Per Serving

Calories 64 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value
Total Fat 6g 9%
    Saturated Fat 1g 5%
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 52mg 18%
Sodium 149mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
    Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
    Sugars 1g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 1% Iron 1%
Vitamin K 6 mcg Potassium 35 mg
Magnesium 1 mg