Dill Sauce

This dill sauce is easy to make and is full of creamy, herby flavor! It takes only 5 minutes and works as a drizzle or dip.

Dill Sauce

Need a creamy sauce for drizzling or dipping? Enter this Easy Dill Sauce! This one is all purpose and can be used for everything from salmon to grilled veggies to falafel sandwiches. The best part: it takes only 5 minutes and a handful of ingredients. The Mediterranean flavors of Greek yogurt, fresh dill and lemon combine into a beautiful sauce that’s simple and totally versatile. Ready to get started?

Ingredients in dill sauce

There are lots of variations on a dill sauce! In fact, we also have a Lemon Dill Sauce that’s a little richer and combines mayo and Greek yogurt. If you’re looking for a mayo-based dill sauce, go there. This sauce is a little thicker and mostly yogurt with lemon and herbs. Here’s what’s in this healthy dill sauce:

  • Greek yogurt: we like using full fat yogurt to get the richest, creamiest flavor
  • Fresh dill: it’s a must!
  • Lemon juice
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic powder
  • Dried dill
  • Salt
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How to make dill sauce: a few tips!

This dill sauce is as simple as mixing all the ingredients together: done and done! It takes just 5 minutes to make. Here are a few tips before you start:

  • Make your desired consistency by varying the water. There’s a lot of variation in thickness between Greek yogurt brands. The consistency of sauce you want will vary based on whether you are using it as a dip or as a drizzling sauce. Add just enough water to come to the right consistency.
  • The fresh dill + dried dill combo takes the cake. This sauce uses both fresh dill and dried dill: you can use only fresh, but adding in the dried helps to take the sauce to the next level.

Variation: use mayo for a richer sauce

Are you planning to use this sauce with shrimp or salmon? Or french fries? You can also substitute half of the Greek yogurt for mayo. Here’s more:

  • Using a little mayo adds richness and a silky texture. The richness and texture makes it tastes a little more like a finished sauce: a little like a ranch dressing!
  • Mayo adds calories, but also makes it more satisfying. Note that the sauce will have more calories, but it will also be more satisfying and you’ll likely need a smaller portion size.
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Ways to serve dill sauce

There are so many ways to use dill sauce, you won’t ever run out! Here are some of our favorite ways:

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Grow your own dill!

If it’s summer, the best place for dill? Your garden! It’s easy to grow herbs at home, and you don’t even need garden space. Just some pots and a sunny ledge will suffice! Grab some start plants at the beginning of the season and you’ll be amazed at the beautiful fronds you’re able to grow. For more, go to How to Grow Herbs.

This dill sauce recipe is…

Vegetarian and gluten-free.

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Dill Sauce

Easy Dill Sauce


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/4 cups 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This dill sauce is easy to make and is full of creamy, herby flavor! It takes only 5 minutes and works as a drizzle or dip.


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup full fat Greek yogurt (or half mayonnaise and half yogurt*)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more as necessary
  • 1 tablespoon water, or more as necessary

Instructions

  1. Chop the dill. Juice the lemon.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the Greek yogurt, dill, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic powder, dried dill, and kosher salt. Stir in the water, then add a bit more as necessary until it comes to the desired consistency.
  3. Taste and add additional pinches of salt as desired. Refrigerate up to 2 weeks. (Leftovers will become thicker in the fridge, so allow to come to room temperature and/or add a splash of water or lemon juice as necessary.)

Notes

*For a richer sauce to use as a drizzle for salmon or dip for shrimp, you can also use half mayonnaise and half Greek yogurt, or 3/4 yogurt and 1/4 mayo (you may also want to make half the recipe).

  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Keywords: Dill Sauce

More dill recipes

Love dill? Us too. Here are a few more of our top dill recipes:

  • Lemon Dill Salmon This fast lemon dill salmon takes just 10 minutes to bake! Mix up the zesty dill sauce while the salmon cooks.
  • Dill Potato Salad Just like Grandma’s: bursting with fresh herbs and flavored with olive oil and vinegar.
  • Refrigerator Dill Pickles Just 10 minutes of hands on prep work: great on sandwiches or eaten straight from the jar!
  • Cucumber Dill Sandwiches These classic tea sandwiches are perfect for parties and picnics, featuring a cream cheese spread on crunchy crostini.
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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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