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THE BEST Dill Sauce for Salmon Recipe

Dill Sauce for Salmon is a simple recipe that is perfectly paired to elevate the succulent flavors of grilled or baked salmon. This recipe combines sour cream, mayonnaise, chopped onion, lemon juice, prepared horseradish, dill weed, garlic salt, and freshly ground pepper to make a sauce you’ll love!

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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. Simple ingredients make this dill cream sauce for salmon so delicious.

You found a versatile sauce that will go perfectly with your baked salmon, salmon patties, poached salmon, grilled salmon, pan-seared salmon fillet, or your favorite fish.

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

You should reconsider if you don’t have dill growing in your garden. There’s something so special  about going outside and cutting fresh herbs for the meal you’re about to make.  

Making baked salmon filets is the perfect meal for busy weeknights and are part of a heart-healthy diet. Serve this creamy dill sauce in a small bowl on the plate or spoon it on top of the salmon with fresh dill.

Fresh Salmon Fillets for Dill Sauce Recipe
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Ingredients You’ll Need to Gather

  • Mayonnaise – adds a creamy richness to the dill sauce recipe, enhancing its texture and flavor profile.
  • Sour Cream – lends a tangy depth to the sauce, providing a refreshing contrast to the herbs.
  • Onion – chopped onions infuse this dill sauce recipe with layers of flavor and depth.
  • Lemon Juice – adding a splash of fresh lemon juice brightens up the recipe, imparting a zesty tang and enhancing the overall freshness of the dish.
  • Prepared Horseradish – adds a bold kick to this dill sauce recipe.
  • Fresh Dill Weed – infuses dill sauce with vibrant herbal notes.
  • Garlic Salt – adds a savory and aromatic depth to the dill sauce.
  • Pepper – gives the sauce recipe an essential touch of warmth and spice.

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Roasted Salmon with Dill Sauce Recipe
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Here’s the recipe for Dill Sauce for Salmon

Dill Sauce Ingredients for Salmon 

1/3 cup mayonnaise 

1/3 cup sour cream 

1 tablespoon (finely) chopped onion 

1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 

2 teaspoons prepared horseradish 

1 teaspoon dill weed or 2 teaspoons fresh chopped dill 

1/4 teaspoon garlic salt 

freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions for making Dill Sauce for Salmon 

1) Mix ingredients together in a medium bowl.  

2) Serve on cooked wild salmon steaks.  

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

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The Best Dill Sauce for Salmon

Tips for making Creamy Dill Sauce for Salmon

  • You can substitute plain Greek yogurt for sour cream.  
  • For an extra kick, substitute wasabi horseradish for regular horseradish.
  • You can garnish this creamy sauce with fresh dill, dried dillweed , or lemon zest.
  • If you want more flavor, add minced garlic or Dijon mustard to the salmon dill sauce.
  • A shallot can replace the onion in this recipe.
  • Use a full-fat sour cream for best results.
  • You can also use this particular recipe as a salad dressing.

What vegetables go well with this easy sauce recipe?

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

Pair salmon and this delicious lemon dill sauce with a simple side salad for a delicious meal.

How long to cook salmon?

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Brush the salmon with olive oil and season with your favorite seasoning, such as kosher salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Place the salmon on a baking sheet, skin-side down. Bake until cooked through, approximately 12-15 minutes. Serve with creamy lemon dill sauce.

Baked salmon is one of those easy dinners that your family will love. You can also grill the salmon.

How long does this dill dip last in the refrigerator?

Store the leftover dill sauce in the refrigerator in an airtight container, covered with plastic wrap or lid. The sauce will last up to four days in the fridge.

Can you freeze this delicious 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.

Other foods to pair with this dill sauce for salmon:

  • Crab cakes
  • Fish and chips
  • Fish tacos
  • Add it to potato salads
  • Dip for French fries
  • Roasted or grilled vegetables
  • Falafel or chickpea patties
  • Grilled shrimp or prawns
  • Topping for baked potatoes
  • Sandwiches or wraps
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Let me know in the comments below how you liked this easy Dill Sauce for Salmon recipe. I would love also love to hear about your favorite easy salmon recipe. It makes a great dipping sauce for fresh vegetables too!

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Yield: 6 servings

Creamy Dill Sauce for Salmon

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

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.


  • 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


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


You can substitute Greek yogurt for sour cream.

Adjust the amount of horseradish to your taste.

Nutrition Information


6 servings

Serving Size


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

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Wednesday 22nd of May 2024

Thanks for the easy and delicious dill sauce recipe! It was so yummy on my salmon!

Kelly Morse

Wednesday 22nd of May 2024

Yay! I'm so happy you loved the recipe. I appreciate you letting me know. - Kelly

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Tuesday 1st of November 2022

This sauce was so good with the smoked Salmon I made. I just eyeballed the ingredients and increased ingredients to my liking. Letting flavors meld is the key, especially using dried dill.


Wednesday 2nd of November 2022

Yum! I love smoked salmon. Check out my smoked salmon chowder recipe. Thank you for letting me know. Kelly

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