Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce

June 10, 2024 - Country Cooking

Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce is a light, delicious meal with tons of dill flavor. This is a simple meal that’s perfect for the warmer months.

Creamy Dill Sauce

The salmon is baked wrapped in foil with lemon slices, onion, and butter. It’s then topped with a cool and creamy dill sauce. I love salmon paired with a creamy sauce and this dill sauce is my favorite. It tastes like summer and I don’t think there’s any better herb to pair with salmon.

The sauce is made from a mixture of mayonnaise and sour cream for ultimate creaminess. A little onion, horseradish, lemon juice, and a whole lot of dill give it just the right flavor.

How To Serve

You’ll love the fresh herb and citrus flavor in this Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce. Serve with a glass of white wine for a simple, but elegant meal that’s both light and refreshing. To keep the meal light, I like to serve it with either roasted or steamed broccolini, Marinated Cucumber, Tomato and Onion Salad, or steamed asparagus.

Recipe Tip

Be aure to use fresh dill for this recipe, not dried dill Dill is a wonderful herb to grow in a southern garden. Even beginner gardeners can grow dill. I have a pot of dill in my backyard and can easily clip a little whenever I need some. This is very desirable because often fresh dill sold at the grocery store is wilted and not very fresh.

How To Store

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2 days. Store salmon and sauce in separate containers. Rewarm salmon in microwave and then top with sauce.

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Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce

Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce is a light, delicious meal with tons of dill flavor. This is a simple meal that’s perfect for the warmer months.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Southern
Keyword Seafood
Prep Time 10 minutes minutes
Cook Time 33 minutes minutes
Total Time 43 minutes minutes
Servings 4
Calories 471kcal
Author Christin Mahrlig



1/3 cup mayonnaise1/3 cup sour cream1 tablespoon minced sweet onion1 teaspoon lemon juice2 teaspoons horseradish1/4 teaspoon black pepper1/4 teaspoon garlic salt3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill, or 1 teaspoon dried dillweed


4 (5-ounce) salmon fillets1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning4 thin slices sweet onion1 lemon, thinly sliced4 tablespoons butter


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine all ingredients for sauce in a small bowl and refrigerate until needed.
Place each piece of salmon on a square piece of foil. Sprinkle with lemon pepper and season to taste with salt.
Place an onion slice on top of each salmon filet. and 2 slices of lemon on top of the onion.
Place 1 tablespoon butter on top and then wrap the foil around each piece of salmon.
Place on baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes.
Remove salmon from oven. Carefully unwrap foil. Carefully remove onion and lemon slices. (You may want to put them back on for presentation.)
Broil salmon for about 5 minutes or until cooked through.
Serve salmon with sauce.


Nutritional info is provided as an estimate only and will vary based on brands of products used.


Calories: 471kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 127mg | Sodium: 433mg | Potassium: 746mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 542IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg

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Recipe adapted from Taste of Home

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