Lemon Dill Sauce

This lemon dill sauce is quick and easy! It takes just 5 minutes to stir together and is perfect on salmon or as a dip for veggies.

Lemon dill sauce

Here’s a rich and creamy sauce that’s perfect for salmon, fish or veggies: lemon dill sauce! The great thing about this sauce is that there’s no cooking required at all. All you need is 5 minutes to stir it together in a bowl! The amount of flavor you’ll get from the humble ingredients will blow you away. Move over, meticulously whisked pan sauces. This lemon dill sauce is ready to shine! Here’s how to make it and ways to serve it.

Ingredients in lemon dill sauce

This dill sauce takes only 5 minutes to mix up and is so tasty, you’ll want to use it on just about anything! Many dill sauces are cooked, but this one is just a matter of stirring it up! To make lemon dill sauce, simply stir together these ingredients:

  • Fresh dill. It’s important to get fresh dill for this recipe. If you’re in a pinch, though: you could substitute 2 teaspoons dried dill for the 2 tablespoons fresh.
  • Mayonnaise & Greek yogurt. Dill sauce is traditionally very rich: we’ve cut the richness a bit with Greek yogurt.
  • Lemon. Fresh lemon is key for the zingy flavor.
  • Garlic powder & onion powder. These spices add big flavor.
Lemon dill salmon
This makes a fantastic lemon dill sauce for salmon!

How to make lemon dill sauce: a few tips!

There are just a few tips about this sauce to know before you mix it up:

  • Make your desired consistency by varying the water. There can be a lot of variation in thickness between Greek yogurt brands. Add just enough water to come to the right consistency: or a little more as necessary.
  • Double if necessary. This sauce makes just under 3/4 cup. If you think you’ll be using it in a recipe that requires more, make 1.5 or 2 times the amount.

Ways to serve lemon dill sauce

This lemon dill sauce is perfect with salmon: in fact, the first way we served it was this Lemon Dill Salmon. But there are so many more uses! Here are a few of our favorites:

Lemon dill

Best recipes with fresh dill

When the summer hits, our garden always has an abundance of dill. It’s so easy to grow fresh dill: all you need is a few pots and a sunny ledge: no garden space required! (Go to How to Grow Herbs.) If you’ve got lots of fresh dill, or just love buying copious amounts like we do, here are a few of our best dill recipes to use it:

  1. Pickles: Why not make your own Dill Pickles? They’re crisp and delicious, full of amazing tangy flavor.
  2. Potato salad: Throw fresh dill into this Dill Potato Salad and you’ll be amazed at the fresh, beautiful herby flavor.
  3. Cucumber salad: Cucumbers and dill are a classic pair. Try Creamy Cucumber Salad or Cucumber Salad with Vinegar.
  4. Dips: Fresh dill is fabulous in dips. Try Dill Pickle Dip or Dill Sauce.

This lemon dill sauce recipe is…

Vegetarian and gluten-free.

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Lemon dill sauce

Easy Lemon Dill Sauce


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: About 3/4 cup 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This lemon dill sauce is quick and easy! It takes just 5 minutes to stir together and is perfect on salmon or as a dip for veggies.


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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped dill
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 6 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons water

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the sauce ingredients, adding the water last. Use the water to bring it to a loose, drizzle-able consistency. (You may need a touch more depending on your yogurt brand.) Enjoy immediately or store refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.

  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Lemon Dill Sauce

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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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