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Best Dill Sauce for Salmon

Dill Sauce for Salmon is a simple recipe made of sour cream, mayonnaise, chopped onion, lemon juice, prepared horseradish, dill weed, garlic salt, and freshly ground pepper.  

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Best Dill Sauce for Salmon recipe in a clear mason jar with a spoon surrounded by slices of lemon and fresh dill

Don’t you love salmon?  Finding the perfect sauce to make it taste even better can be difficult.  The good news is you don’t have to look anymore.  

You found the recipe that will go perfectly with your baked salmon, salmon patties, poached salmon, grilled salmon, or pan seared salmon fillet.

There’s something so special about dill and salmon together in one dish.  They go together perfectly.  

Did you know that dill was used as currency in the past?   Dill was a sign of wealth in ancient Greek and Roman cultures according to justfunfacts.com.

If you don’t have dill growing in your garden, you might want to reconsider.  There’s something so special  about being able to go outside and cut fresh herbs for the meal you’re about to make.  

I found this creamy sauce on Taste of Home and tweaked it a bit for more flavor.  

Raw salmon and fresh herbs in a cast iron skillet

What salmon is best for baked salmon?

There are six different types of salmon in North America

Atlantic Salmon is sadly on the Endangered Species List.  

Chinook Salmon is the largest of the salmon species.  It is also known as King Salmon.  It can weigh up to 125 pounds.  (That’s a big fish!)  Most of them weigh between 10 and 15 pounds.  Chinook Salmon can live up to seven years.  It’s found in Alaska (the state fish) and the West Coast.  

Chum Salmon (also known as Dog Salmon), average weigh between 10 and 20 pounds.  They are also found in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest and live 3 – 5 years.  

Pink Salmon is the smallest in size of the types of salmon.  They average between 3 and 5 pounds.  

CoHo Salmon are also known as “Silvers,” and weigh between 10 and 12 pounds.  This fish is also found in Alaska and the West Coast.  

Sockeye Salmon is also known as “reds.” Their average weight is between 5 and 8 pounds.  

Pink salmon and Chum Salmon are the species most used for smoked salmon.  They are easier on your wallet.  

There’s a fun annual Salmon Festival located in Issaquah, WA.  This event attracts more than 150,000 visitors in two days.  You can find out more information about this festival here.  

How long does Creamy Dill Sauce for Salmon last in the refrigerator?

When stored properly, creamy dill sauce will last up to four days in the fridge.

Can you freeze Creamy Dill Sauce for Salmon?

It’s best not to freeze this salmon dill sauce because it has dairy in the recipe.

The consistency of sour cream after being frozen separates and turns gritty after being frozen.

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Cooked pieces of salmon with dill sauce on top and sprigs of fresh dill

Here’s the recipe for Dill Sauce for Salmon:

Ingredients for Dill Sauce for Salmon 

1/3 cup mayonnaise 

1/3 cup sour cream 

1 tablespoon (finely) chopped onion 

1 teaspoon lemon juice 

2 teaspoons prepared horseradish 

1 teaspoon dill weed or 2 teaspoons fresh chopped dill 

1/4 teaspoon garlic salt 

freshly ground pepper to taste

Directions for making Dill Sauce for Salmon 

1) Mix ingredients together in a medium bowl.  

2) Serve with cooked salmon.  

3) Garnish with lemon slices and a fresh sprig of dill on each salmon fillet.   

Printable Version of Dill Sauce for Salmon

Yield: 6 servings

Dill Sauce for Salmon

Best Dill Sauce for Salmon Recipe in a clear mason jar surrounded by lemon wedges and fresh dill

Dill sauce for salmon is an easy recipe made of sour cream, mayonnaise, chopped onions, lemon juice, prepared horseradish, dill weed, garlic salt, and freshly ground pepper. This delicious sauce will take your salmon recipe to a whole new level.

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon (finely) chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon dill weed or 2 teaspoons fresh dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Mix ingredients together in a medium bowl.
  2. Serve with salmon.

Notes

You can substitute Greek yogurt for sour cream.

Adjust the amount of horseradish to your taste.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6 servings

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 116Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 13mgSodium 155mgCarbohydrates 3gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 1g

Tips for making Dill Sauce for Salmon

1) You can substitute Greek yogurt for sour cream.  

2) For an extra kick, substitute wasabi horseradish for regular horseradish

What vegetables go well with salmon?

I put together a list of side dishes for salmon. Best Side Dishes for Fresh Salmon 

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Susan

Friday 3rd of September 2021

Thanks for this recipe. I think I'd like it better without the horseradish. That seemed to overpower the dill.

Kelly

Saturday 4th of September 2021

You're welcome! Thanks for letting me know.

Nancy Mcdonald

Friday 4th of June 2021

might be the best sauce ever! thank you! my husband loved it!

Kelly

Friday 4th of June 2021

Hello Nancy! Thank you so much for writing in. You made my day. I'm so glad you enjoyed the recipe. Kelly

Susan

Friday 28th of May 2021

The best dill sauce ever!!!!

Kelly

Saturday 29th of May 2021

Hello Susan! Thank you for letting me know. I'm so glad you liked it. Kelly

Nylon Halters

Sunday 28th of February 2021

Delicious, Easy And Tasty Sauce Recipe. Thank You For Sharing This

Kelly

Sunday 28th of February 2021

Hello! I'm so glad you liked it. Thanks for letting me know. Kelly

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