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Salmon with Creamy Garlic Dill Sauce

This simple, roasted salmon with creamy dill sauce is easy, delicious and dairy free. Serve with roasted potatoes, veggies and lemon slices for a perfect meal. Makes 4 servings.

salmon with dill sauce recipe

This salmon with creamy garlic dill sauce one of my oldest recipes. I think it may have been the third recipe I ever posted. I’m made it a million times. It’s fantastic.

Yet, it somehow managed to be one of my least popular recipes. I’m sure it had something to do with the less-than-appetizing photos and my pathetic excuse for a recipe introduction.

But, as I was scanning my archives looking for recipe ideas last weekend, I stumbled upon this humble post, and decided it was time to breathe some new life into it.

More easy salmon recipes: miso roasted salmon / walnut crusted salmon / teriyaki sesame crusted salmon / salmon with avocado cucumber salsa / pecan crusted salmon

salmon recipe with dill sauce topped with fresh lemon and dill

Roasted salmon with creamy dill sauce (dairy free)

When I originally posted this recipe, we were still eating dairy, so the sauce was sour cream based. I’ve taken that sauce, and tweaked it ever so slightly to use dairy free (vegan) sour cream, which means adding a little extra lemon juice to mimic that real sour cream tang.

I also skipped the fresh minced onion in favor of onion powder because – let’s be honest – I just don’t have time to waste on unnecessary steps anymore. Besides, the onion powder worked out just fine.

easy salmon with dill sauce

How to make salmon with dill sauce

The real star of this sauce is the secret addition of horseradish. I mean, it’s not a true secret, since it’s listed on the ingredients, but it adds an unexpected zip to the overall flavor.

Feel free to make the sauce ahead of time, even a few days before you plan on serving the salmon. We even tried swapping out the dill with some fresh basil a few weeks ago, and it was fantastic, but you might want to puree in the food processor or you’ll need to chop the basil a little more finely than you would the dill.

roasted salmon with dill sauce

Tips for customizing your roasted salmon sauce

For those of you who aren’t looking for a dairy free sauce, feel free to use regular sour cream and decrease the lemon juice to 1 teaspoon.

If you want to make this recipe paleo friendly, try making a cashew-based sour cream or replacing the sour cream with a bit more paleo-friendly or homemade mayonnaise.

This salmon recipe would be great served with:

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Salmon with Creamy Garlic Dill Sauce | Dairy free dinner, easy salmon recipe, lent recipe | @simplywhisked

Salmon with Creamy Garlic Dill Sauce


  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Mains
  • Method: Roasting
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This simple, roasted salmon with creamy dill sauce is easy, delicious and dairy free. Serve with roasted potatoes, veggies and lemon slices for a perfect meal. #salmon #dairyfree


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Ingredients

  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 1/3 cup vegan sour cream
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Lemon wedges, for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Place salmon on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Season filet with salt & pepper to taste. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes, until salmon is cooked through and easily flakes.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the remaining ingredients until evenly combined.
  3. Serve with dill sauce and fresh lemon wedges.

Keywords: easy, dairy free

Nutrition

  • Calories: 0
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.

Salmon with Creamy Garlic Dill Sauce | Dairy free dinner, easy salmon recipe, lent recipe | @simplywhisked

Salmon with Creamy Garlic Dill Sauce | Dairy free dinner, easy salmon recipe, lent recipe | @simplywhisked

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  • Reply
    Dickster
    August 9, 2012 at 3:08 am

    I can’t wait till Friday, look great

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    Theresa
    November 19, 2012 at 1:36 am

    Used this as a dip with wheat crackers while I was waiting for the salmon to cook!! It was awesome! Im going to make it to bring as dip to my next party!! YUM

  • Reply
    Pattie
    November 19, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    I prepared this last night, it was amazingly delicious!

  • Reply
    Helen Smolak
    June 3, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    I am trying this recipe tonight for salmon steak dinner. How long can I keep the leftover sauce in the refrigerator? And can I freeze it too? Thanks

    • Reply
      Melissa Belanger
      June 6, 2016 at 2:52 pm

      Sorry I didn’t get a chance to reply sooner, I was in a wedding this weekend so I was super busy! I would necessarily freeze it because of the mayo base, but it should keep in the fridge for as long as your ingredients wouldn’t have expired (about two weeks).

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