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Lemon Salmon with Greek Yogurt Dill Sauce

Oven Baked Lemon Salmon is topped with a simple Greek yogurt dill sauce for salmon.  It’s the perfect healthy meal.

Greek Yogurt Dill Sauce for Salmon

Hi friends!

The Hubs and I eat salmon about once a week.  It is super tasty, healthy and it makes my meat eating hubby happy.  There is a limit to the number of times a week I can cook him chickpeas for dinner before he starts to grumble a bit. 🙂  He’s such a good sport, but I know my limits.  Mixing in fish once a week is good for all of us.

Since we do eat salmon so much, I am always in search of  new ways to enjoy it.  After some experimenting I came up with this amazing Greek yogurt dill sauce for salmon.

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Greek Yogurt Dill Sauce for Salmon

Here’s why I love this Greek Yogurt Dill Sauce for Salmon…

This simple sauce really brings out the flavor of the fish and makes it seem even more indulgent but it is actually super healthy.  Don’t you love it when food kind of tricks you like that!?  The best part is a lot of the ingredients are ones I keep in my fridge on a weekly basis.

Greek Yogurt Dill Sauce for Salmon

This Greek yogurt dill sauce for salmon could easily be used on another fish too.  It would also be great with a white fish or even shrimp.

Greek Yogurt Dill Sauce for Salmon

I love the pairing of fresh buttery salmon with the creamy yogurt.  It is absolute perfection and the perfect weeknight meal OR it’s even nice enough for company.

I hope you will give it a try.  As always I’d love to hear what you think in the comments.

5 from 4 votes
Oven Baked Lemon Salmon with dill sauce for salmon - / Running in a Skirt
Oven Baked Salmon & Greek Yogurt Dill Sauce for Salmon
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

This oven baked Lemon Salmon is topped with an easy and healthy Greek yogurt dill sauce for salmon!

Course: Dinner, Pescatarian
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Servings: 4
  • For the sauce:
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 small shallot minced
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 T fresh dill plus additional for garnish
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • For the salmon:
  • 1 -1 1/2 pounds salmon about an inch thick, cut into four pieces
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  1. Mix all the sauce ingredients together and put in the fridge. You can also do this ahead of time.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  3. Slice 4 very thin lemon rounds from the center of the lemon. Use the rest of the lemon to squeeze lemon juice on the fish.
  4. Spread the olive oil on top of the fish and sprinkle the garlic powder, salt and pepper on top.
  5. Top each piece of salmon with a thin lemon slice.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the salmon is flaky.
  7. Remove from oven and serve with the Greek yogurt dill sauce for salmon.
Recipe Notes

The baking time used is with about a 1 inch thick piece of salmon. If your salmon is thinner, cook for less time. If your salmon is thicker, you may have to leave it in longer. When it flakes it is done.

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Greek Yogurt Dill Sauce for Salmon

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By | 2019-03-28T16:12:29-04:00 March 8th, 2018|Fish & Seafood, Food, Grilling, Lunch, Pescatarian Meals|46 Comments


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  4. Laura August 22, 2018 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    This is the best salmon recipe I’ve tried !The sauce is fabulous! I usually think it is a very bland fish.This had so much flavor. I pan fried it instead of baked.(oven broke lol.. ) My husband loved it.

  5. Erinn March 8, 2018 at 11:17 am - Reply

    I love all seafood, but especially salmon! We’re having lobster this weekend to celebrate my husband’s birthday and I can’t wait!

  6. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real March 8, 2018 at 7:25 am - Reply

    Alex is a big fan of seafood but I’m not. I may have to surprise him one day by making this for him to enjoy. Looks foolproof which is perfect for me!

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  9. Michelle | A Dish of Daily Life February 4, 2016 at 4:51 pm - Reply

    We love salmon too and I am always up for trying a new recipe! This looks delicious! I’m sending lots of foodie love your way (scheduling a share on Facebook this weekend…got a little behind this week!).

  10. Miz Helen January 31, 2016 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    We will just love your Salmon with Greek Yogurt Dill Sauce. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  11. Laura @ This Runner's Recipes January 29, 2016 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    I love salmon, and I need to make it a priority to eat it more often! The dill sauce sounds fantastic and just the right addition to addd some healthy flavor to the meal.

    • JulieWunder February 6, 2016 at 9:33 am - Reply

      Thanks Laura. I hope you have the chance to try it.

  12. Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes January 28, 2016 at 7:36 am - Reply

    This looks amazing, such a great combo of flavors. I love when I can use greek yogurt to make a sauce!

  13. Kate January 27, 2016 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    This sounds delicious. Love the little kick that the horseradish is going to offer…. Going to buy some salmon tomorrow!

  14. Mandi Korn January 27, 2016 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    Did you get a new camera? I feel like your food images have changed, I like them<3 I love Dill and Dill Sauces, and I am lucky that my daughter does too. I usually use sour cream and mayonnaise (not healthy) and have never tried Greek yogurt before. Maybe I will do it the next time that I make our sauce again. Thanks for sharing.

    • JulieWunder February 6, 2016 at 9:31 am - Reply

      Oh cool!! I did not get a new camera. I’ve been playing around with the lower aperture setting on my 50 prime. I think I just keep learning new things with photography.
      I’m looking to upgrade some of my lenses soon. Any suggestions?

  15. Autumn @AutumnPTW January 27, 2016 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    We love salmon! Great recipe, pinning for later! Thanks for sharing!

  16. Leslie @ flora foodie January 27, 2016 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    Oh yummmmm. This is actually so much like a typical dinner for me since going pescetarian. I bake a simple piece of salmon and cover it with a quickie dill dijonaise a lot – just mix together mayo, dijon, and some dried dill. I love it. Definitely going to bring this into the rotation 🙂

    • JulieWunder February 6, 2016 at 9:29 am - Reply

      Thanks Leslie! The sauce makes it feel a little different than the standard baked salmon.

  17. Rachel @ RachelMcMichael.com January 27, 2016 at 11:50 am - Reply

    This looks so delicious! I love salmon and I’m definitely trying this one soon. Thanks for the recipe!

  18. Lauren Gaskill | Making Life Sweet January 26, 2016 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    I wish I could get my hubby to eat salmon. I can barely cook it in the house without him turning his face up to the smell! This looks fantastic!!

    • JulieWunder February 6, 2016 at 9:28 am - Reply

      Oh no!!! I’m so glad I don’t have that problem. My hubby loves fish.

  19. Runaway Bridal Planner January 26, 2016 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    I don’t eat fish. I’ll catch em, but not eat them LOL But my parents love Salmon, and mydad won’t eat it without dipping sauce. I’ll pass this onto my mom for next time she cooks.

  20. [email protected] January 26, 2016 at 12:02 pm - Reply

    Salmon and fill are a match made in heaven! Adding Greek yogurt to it takes it to a whole other level!

  21. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy January 26, 2016 at 10:42 am - Reply

    5 stars
    We don’t eat fish any more, but we love making this sauce to put on roasted potatoes. So good!

    • JulieWunder February 6, 2016 at 9:27 am - Reply

      Ohhhh!!! That would be delish! Thanks for the suggestion.

  22. Jess @hellotofit January 26, 2016 at 10:13 am - Reply

    Go-to dinners lately have been some sort of chicken dish. I need to make it priority to eat salmon more often!

  23. Jessica @ Nutritioulicious January 26, 2016 at 9:31 am - Reply

    I love yogurt sauces on salmon, although usually use them when I serve cold poached salmon, which is my husband’s favorite preparation. I never thought to add horseradish before – definitely trying that!

  24. Andrea on Vacation January 26, 2016 at 9:00 am - Reply

    I try to eat fish once a week but I’m not as good about it as I should be. This recipe looks easy and yummy! I had salmon burgers from Trader Joes last week- that counts right?!

  25. Susie @ SuzLyfe January 26, 2016 at 7:15 am - Reply

    Lemon, dill, garlic, yogurt, salmon = perfection. Salmon is so easy, once you figure out your timings and such. And the fat content keeps you from messing it up so easily. Definitely a great fish for people scared of cooking fish to try!

    • JulieWunder February 6, 2016 at 9:25 am - Reply

      I totally agree! It is so simple, yet tastes so fancy 🙂

  26. Jenny January 26, 2016 at 6:04 am - Reply

    We love salmon! And your sauce looks so good–why have I never thought to add horseradish to salmon before? That’s genius!

  27. Blane Sherer January 26, 2016 at 5:16 am - Reply

    I eat salmon once a week or I should
    say 2 meals of it one day per week.
    I enjoy leftovers of good meals.

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