Dill Sauce For Salmon

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This dill sauce for salmon recipe will elevate your seafood dinner. Made with just a few simple ingredients, this creamy sauce is a delicious addition to a variety of meals.

Bowl of dill sauce with a lemon.


Elevate your simple salmon recipe with this creamy dill sauce recipe. Dill and salmon go together like peanut butter and jelly. The fresh dill is a great compliment to the flavor of rich salmon or your favorite fish.

Why you should make this recipe

  • Easy – Just 5 ingredients needed to make this creamy sauce.
  • Fast – This recipe can be made in about 5 minutes from start to finish.
  • Flavorful – Packed with flavor, this sauce can be used for a variety of dishes.

Ingredients needed for sour cream dill sauce

  • Sour cream – Use regular or light sour cream. You can also substitute with plain Greek yogurt.
  • Mayonnaise – Mayonnaise adds another layer of creaminess and flavor.
  • Lemon Juice – Fresh lemon juice will add a bright, tangy to the dip.
  • Garlic salt – Adds a hint of seasoning and garlic flavor.
  • Fresh dill – Dill adds so much flavor to this sauce. Make sure to finely chop the dill.
Bowls of sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, dill, and garlic salt.

How to make creamy dill sauce for salmon

Step one: Place sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, fresh dill, and garlic salt in a small bowl.

Bowl of sour cream, mayonnaise, dill, and lemon juice.

Step two: Mix the ingredients together to combine.

Bowl of dill sauce.

Step three: Serve immediately or cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator until ready to use.

How to serve lemon dill sauce

While this sauce is perfect for different salmon recipes, it’s also wonderful on a wide variety of dishes.

SalmonSalmon patties, baked salmon, grilled salmon

Fish – Grilled fish, fried fish, baked fish

Vegetables – Roasted vegetables, asparagus, dressing for a salad

Spread – This also makes a delicious spread on a sandwich like this bagel sandwich.

Bowl of dill dip and salmon.

How to store

Store: Store any extra sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will last for 4-5 days.

Freeze: This sauce does not freeze well. It’s best just to make it fresh.

Can I substitute with dried dill?

Fresh dill adds a fresh, bright flavor to this recipe but you can substitute with 2 teaspoons of dried dill if don’t have fresh. You can also add a pinch of dried dill with the fresh dill for the ultimate dill flavor.

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Dill Sauce

By Heather
This dill sauce for salmon recipe is simple to make and adds flavor to a variety of meals. Creamy dill sauce is made with just a few simple ingredients.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt


  • Place sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, dill, and garlic salt in a bowl.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Serve or cover and chill in the refrigerator.


Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 243mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 0.02g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 189IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 0.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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