Baked Salmon with Creamy Dijon Dill Sauce

Salmon with Creamy Dijon Dill Sauce

Another salmon recipe coming your way. This one’s surely graced the blog before, but seeing as though it’s a definite go-to of mine, I felt it worthy of a second post.

There’s something about yogurt (esp. Greek) that turns recipes into effortless creations. Overnight oats, stuffed baked potatoes, and this “cream sauce”, formed from a handful of ingredients stirred together in a bowl, are all great examples. Here, yogurt makes a surprisingly smooth, rich-feeling sauce without any heavy cream or butter needed. Another reason why the ingredient shines in my kitchen – it’s a trickster in all the right ways.

When it comes to the kitchen, there are definitely good occasions to be tricked and bad ones. Finding an empty pizza box put back in the fridge – killer. Discovering your cupcake is stuffed with peanut butter mousse – win. I’d say turning low-fat yogurt into a successful, creamy sauce undoubtedly goes on the plus side. You tell me your thoughts after giving this one a try.

Salmon - Uncooked

Baked Salmon with Creamy Dijon Dill Sauce

Serving Size: 2-3


  • 1 lb. salmon
  • 2 small garlic cloves, minced (about 1 Tbsp.)
  • 1/2 small onion, minced (about 2 Tbsp.)
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh dill, minced
  • 2/3 cup 2% Greek yogurt
  • Scant Tbsp. Dijon Mustard
  • Fresh ground pepper and salt, to taste
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon, sliced


  1. Preheat oven 400F. Lightly grease baking dish and place salmon skin side down. In small bowl, stir together yogurt, garlic, onion, dill, and fresh ground pepper. Spread mixture on top of salmon. Cover and bake 10 minutes. Remove cover and bake until salmon is opaque in center (approx. another 8-15 minutes). Serve with sprinkle of salt and wedge of lemon squeezed over each portion.

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  • Reply
    The candid RD
    March 21, 2013 at 7:46 am

    This sounds wonderful!!! I bet even Nick would eat it (you know, the creamy dijon sauce may just win him over!).

  • Reply
    Alba Anker
    March 21, 2013 at 8:23 am

    Ahh, a piece of great recipe! Salmon has always been on my list of favs! Would love to get my appetite by the dish for sure!!

  • Reply
    March 22, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    I just bought salmon today and was reminiscing about a dill sauce I had with some at a family get-together…then found this on foodgawker! It was meant to be, thanks for sharing!

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    October 7, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Made this tonight subbing a shallot for the onion and dried dill since I didn’t have fresh. It was amazing!!!! Hubs said it’s his new favorite, thank you!!!!

    • Reply
      October 7, 2013 at 10:17 pm

      Great to hear, Amanda! I bet the shallot would be fantastic in this.

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