Easy, healthy baked salmon with creamy lemon dill sauce is a tasty 30 minute meal with simple ingredients and incredible flavor.
These days I’m eating salmon weekly at the very least. I’ve always been fond of seafood and in particular salmon, but lately I can’t. get. enough.
One of these days I’ll rediscover chicken, beef, and pork but until then…. salmon up the wazoo you guys. Hope you’re on board with that.
A few months ago we got together with some of our darling neighbors for a little dinner party and the hosts served salmon and steak for the main entree. Both were off the charts amazingly delicious, but I was blown away by the salmon.
It was so perfectly seasoned, and so tender it just fell apart with the touch of a fork. But the real star was the sauce! A creamy lemon and dill sauce I wanted to smother over all of my food that night.
Ever since I’ve been dying to recreate a lemon dill salmon dish and this is IT. You know I’m not the type to boast, but this is kind of the perfect recipe. I mean it is incredibly simple, requires only 30 minutes, pretty healthy-ish, and honestly has the most unbelievable flavor going on.
This is easy enough to make it onto your regular dinner rotation, and so delicious it’ll become the ace up your sleeve for impressing dinner guests without breaking a sweat. You will love this dish!
Baked Salmon with Creamy Lemon Dill Sauce
- 1 large side of salmon or 4 to 6 4-6 ounce salmon fillets
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 lemon, thinly sliced, plus juice of 1 medium lemon (about 3 tablespoons)
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 4 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon dried dill
Creamy Dill Sauce
- 1/3 cup plain greek yogurt (or sour cream)
- 1/3 cup mayo (i use reduced fat)
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh dill, plus additional for topping
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- milk to thin, as needed
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a large baking sheet with nonstick foil. Season salmon generously with salt and pepper on both sides and place on prepared pan. Fold foil up around the sides slightly to create "walls" around the salmon to keep the juices from running out.
- In a small bowl whisk together melted butter, honey, juice of lemon, garlic, and dried dill. Pour sauce over salmon. Add sliced lemons over salmon.
- Bake for 15 minutes, then broil for 3-5 minutes until edges begin to darken.
- While salmon is baking, prepare the sauce by stirring together greek yogurt, mayo, lemon juice, dill, and pepper. Add milk 1 tablespoon at a time until mixture is very smooth.
- When salmon is finished cooking, spoon sauces from the pan over the salmon. Serve pieces of salmon with creamy dill sauce and garnish with additional black pepper, lemon wedges, and fresh dill.