Salmon With Lemon Dill Sauce

Share on social!

This bright and flavorful Salmon With Lemon Dill Sauce is one you’ll make over and over again. The salmon comes out flaky and delicate, and the lemon dill sauce adds an extra layer of richness and creaminess. This salmon recipe is simple to make, and it comes together quicker than the time it would take to order at a restaurant.

Salmon With Lemon Dill Sauce - Cooking With Fudge

THE PERFECT LIGHT SUMMER MEAL

This Salmon With Lemon Dill Sauce is so light and refreshing! Broiling the salmon gives it a nice crust while keeping it tender and flaky on the inside. Lemon and dill are the perfect companions for salmon in this simple, easy-to-make recipe. The lemon dill sauce adds a bright and creamy element to the flavorful salmon.

This healthy, low-calorie meal is perfect for when you want something light and delicious yet don’t necessarily have much time to make it happen. The best part? This salmon recipe is an excellent dish to serve at dinner parties because it’s light and refreshing.

While most recipes call for adding lemon juice to your salmon, this recipe brings the lemon flavor in from a different angle. You’ll love this easy-to-make and healthy salmon dish if you love lemon and dill. The lemon dill sauce is so yummy and provides some freshness without being overpowering at all. You can even make extra sauce to add to the top of Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Crispy Oven Roasted Potatoes, or pasta!

When I mentioned that this recipe is a quick one, I truly meant it. The prep time is about two minutes, and the cooking time is about ten minutes. While the salmon is cooking, you can throw together the lemon dill sauce and then dinner is served. Easy peasy lemon (and dill!) squeezy!

I often serve this salmon with Oven Roasted Potatoes and Oven Roasted Vegetables to make a complete meal that is the perfect way to impress your guests!

Salmon With Lemon Dill Sauce - Cooking With Fudge

HEALTH BENEFITS OF SALMON

Did you know that the American Heart Association recommends eating two servings of fish per week? Salmon is a wonderful way to add a serving of fish to your diet to meet this requirement.

Additionally, salmon is a healthy choice because it is a good source of…

  • Protein (there are 20 grams of protein per 100 grams of salmon)
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Vitamins A, B3, B12, and D
  • Zinc, glutamine, and iron

Salmon With Lemon Dill Sauce - Cooking With Fudge

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS RECIPE

A healthy option: Salmon is packed with protein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, zinc, glutamine, iron, and other nutrients.

  • Variety and flavor: If you’re trying to get more fish into your diet, salmon is an easy way to add variety to your regular meal rotation. Salmon is a mild fish, which is perfect for those who don’t want an overpowering fishy flavor.
  • Simple clean up: There is only one pan to clean, which always earns bonus points in my book.
  • Readily available ingredients: The lemon dill sauce gets all of its flavors from a few ingredients you likely already have in your kitchen.
  • Easy to adapt: You can make this recipe your own by adding your favorite fresh herbs to the sauce, such as parsley or basil.

Salmon With Lemon Dill Sauce - Cooking With Fudge

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE SALMON WITH LEMON DILL SAUCE

EQUIPMENT

  • Baking dish
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Citrus juicer, if preferred
  • Grater or zester
  • Small bowl
  • Spoon

INGREDIENTS

For the salmon:

  • Salmon fillets: Fresh or frozen is perfect!
  • Avocado oil spray: I prefer avocado oil spray (my favorite brand is Chosen Foods) for baking and roasting due to its high smoke point. Any cooking spray of your choice will do!
  • Seasonings: While I like to keep it simple with salt and pepper, feel free to add any other seasonings you enjoy!

Salmon With Lemon Dill Sauce - Cooking With Fudge

For the lemon dill sauce:

  • Nonfat plain Greek yogurt: I use Fage 0%.
  • Sour cream: For reduced calories and fat, you can opt for a light version.
  • Lemon: You will use the juice and the zest of a lemon in this recipe. If you don’t have a fresh lemon available, you can use bottled lemon juice and skip the zest.
  • Seasonings: Dried dill, salt, and pepper are all you need for this sauce. Fresh dill works as well!

Salmon With Lemon Dill Sauce - Cooking With Fudge

HOW TO MAKE SALMON WITH LEMON DILL SAUCE

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat your oven to broil, or 550 degrees.
  • Place the salmon fillets on a sprayed baking dish and season with salt and pepper.
  • Broil for 10-12 minutes, or until cooked through.

Salmon With Lemon Dill Sauce - Cooking With Fudge

  • While the salmon is broiling, make the lemon dill sauce.
  • To make the sauce, start by juicing and zesting your lemon.
  • Mix the Greek yogurt, sour cream, lemon juice, lemon zest, dried dill, salt, and pepper together in a small bowl until well combined.

Salmon With Lemon Dill Sauce - Cooking With Fudge

  • Top each piece of salmon with a dollop of the lemon dill sauce.

VARIATIONS TO THIS RECIPE

  • You can substitute another citrus fruit like lime or orange in place of the lemon.
  • If you don’t have dill, you can use another herb like parsley or basil instead.
  • This recipe would be amazing with chicken or another type of fish like cod, halibut, or mahi mahi.

TIPS AND TRICKS

At first glance, cooking any type of fish may seem a bit intimidating. Fish is on the pricier side, and you don’t want to overcook it. Happily, once you’ve mastered the basics, it’s actually quite simple to prepare a delicious salmon dish. Here are some pointers and tricks I’ve learned over the years.

The first step is to prepare the fish before you cook it. You can do this by removing the skin if desired, removing any pin bones, patting the fish dry with paper towels, and seasoning with salt, pepper, and any other seasonings you enjoy.

Now, let’s talk about cooking the fish. It’s important not to overcook salmon. The fillets should still be slightly translucent when you remove them from the oven, and the internal temperature should be 125 degrees for medium doneness. (While the USDA recommends an internal temperature of 145 degrees, many people find that this is too done. Experiment and see what you prefer!) If your salmon needs more time in the oven, be sure to only put it back in for a minute or two at a time to avoid overcooking.

Salmon With Lemon Dill Sauce - Cooking With Fudge

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

CAN I SUBSTITUTE THE SALMON WITH CHICKEN?

Yes, chicken is a great substitute for the salmon in this recipe, and it will work just as well as the fish would. Simply make sure to adjust the cooking time to ensure the chicken is cooked to the proper temperature of 165 degrees.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE THE SALMON WITH ANOTHER TYPE OF FISH OR SEAFOOD?

You can substitute any kind of fish or seafood that you like. However, cooking time will vary depending on what type of fish you use.

WHAT SHOULD I SERVE WITH THIS SALMON RECIPE?

While this recipe is delicious by itself, you can serve it with a simple side salad, rice pilaf, or Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts.

Salmon With Lemon Dill Sauce - Cooking With Fudge

STORAGE, REHEATING, AND FREEZING

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO STORE SALMON WITH LEMON DILL SAUCE?

The best way to store salmon with lemon dill sauce is in an airtight container. If you put it in the refrigerator, make sure that the container’s lid is closed tightly. If you don’t have a tight-fitting lid, use plastic wrap or aluminum foil.

HOW DO YOU REHEAT SALMON WITH LEMON DILL SAUCE?

This salmon recipe is a great dish to make ahead of time and then enjoy later in the week. Nevertheless, you’ll want to avoid using the microwave to reheat it whenever possible. The microwave will dry out your salmon and make it tough, and nobody wants that! Instead, you can use the oven or a frying pan to reheat your salmon by following these easy steps.

If you’re using an oven…

  • Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place your salmon fillet in an oven-safe baking dish. Cover it with aluminum foil to ensure it doesn’t dry out.
  • Place the baking dish in the oven and heat for about 8-10 minutes until heated through.

If you’re using a frying pan…

  • Heat your frying pan on medium heat.
  • Spray your frying pan with a little avocado oil spray (or any cooking spray of your choice).
  • Heat your salmon fillet for about 2-3 minutes on each side until heated through.

CAN YOU FREEZE SALMON WITH LEMON DILL SAUCE?

Yes, you can freeze Salmon With Lemon Dill Sauce. Freezing the salmon and sauce together is as simple as placing the salmon in a freezer-safe bag or container, pouring the sauce over it, removing as much air as possible, and sealing it tight. Freezer burn can occur when food is stored for too long at a temperature below freezing. This can cause the food to lose moisture, making it dry out and become tough. Make sure the container you use to store your salmon seals tightly to avoid freezer burn.

From the freezer, you should be able to thaw your salmon and sauce in the refrigerator overnight and cook or reheat without an issue.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

This Salmon With Lemon Dill Sauce makes four servings. Each serving comes out to 202 calories, 2 WW Green SmartPoints®, 1 WW Blue SmartPoint®, and 1 WW Purple SmartPoint®.

Go here to calculate your own WW PersonalPoints™ for this recipe.

Salmon With Lemon Dill Sauce - Cooking With Fudge

MORE EASY DINNER RECIPES

Are you looking for more quick dinner recipes for busy weeknights? Be sure to check out…

If you make this recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment below, or post a picture and tag me on FacebookInstagramPinterest, or Twitter with @cookingwithfudge or #cookingwithfudge.

Originally posted on October 29, 2020. Reposted on July 12, 2022 with different pictures and more detailed instructions.

Salmon With Lemon Dill Sauce - Cooking With Fudge

Salmon With Lemon Dill Sauce

This Salmon With Lemon Dill Sauce is so light and refreshing! Broiling the salmon gives it a nice crust while keeping it tender and flaky on the inside. The lemon dill sauce is such a bright and creamy addition that is sure to have your taste buds jumping for joy!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keywords: Dill, Fish, Lemon, Lemon Dill Sauce, Main Course, Salmon
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 202kcal
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
5 from 24 votes
Print Facebook Pinterest Rate
Adjustable Servings: 4 servings

Equipment

  • Baking dish
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Citrus juicer, if preferred
  • Grater or zester
  • Small bowl
  • Spoon

Ingredients

For the salmon:

  • 1 pound salmon fillets
  • Avocado oil spray or any cooking spray of your choice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

For the lemon dill sauce:

  • 4 tablespoons nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 4 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 heaping tablespoon dried dill
  • 1 lemon juiced and zested
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to broil, or 550 degrees.
  • Place the salmon fillets on a sprayed baking dish.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Broil for 10-12 minutes, or until cooked through.
  • To make the sauce, mix the Greek yogurt, sour cream, dried dill, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, and pepper together in a small bowl until well combined.
  • Top each piece of salmon with a dollop of the lemon dill sauce.

Notes

This Salmon With Lemon Dill Sauce makes four servings. Each serving comes out to 202 calories, 2 WW Green SmartPoints®, 1 WW Blue SmartPoint®, and 1 WW Purple SmartPoint®.
Recipe URL: https://cookingwithfudge.com/salmon-lemon-dill-sauce/

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 938mg | Potassium: 631mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg
Tried this recipe?Mention @CookingWithFudge or tag #CookingWithFudge!

Share on social!

Similar Posts

22 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I loved this recipe with the lemon dill sauce. Instead of dried dill, we used fresh dill from the garden. It was so tasty we doubled the recipe!

  2. It was so tender and flaky, a lovely texture to our fish. Everyone enjoyed their dinner tonight. I will be making it next week too

  3. 5 stars
    Enjoyed your lemon dill sauce. I will have to make it again for our dinner with friends so they could try.

  4. 5 stars
    The lemon dill sauce is a delicious alternative to tarter sauce, and sure brings out the flavor in the salmon. Great recipe!

  5. 5 stars
    Such a classic sauce for salmon but I normally buy it. Your recipe was so easy though and I’m glad I made my own!

  6. 5 stars
    I’m always looking for new recipes to cook salmon, and I have to say that this salmon with lemon dill sauce is super delicious and fresh!

  7. 5 stars
    Yes, this is the perfect summer meal! Made it today, since I had time, and it turned out perfectly! So yummy! Thank you so much for the recipe!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Recipe Rating




This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.