Baked Salmon with Lemon and Dill

Baked Salmon with Dill Sauce is wonderfully healthy, gloriously flavorful and deeply satisfying!

This Baked Salmon with Dill Sauce is a delightful symphony of Greek flavors you will have to taste to believe.  The Dill Sauce for the salmon is beautifully creamy AND healthy made with Greek yogurt spiked with fresh dill, lemon juice, garlic, oregano and parsley.  It slathers the juicy salmon that has “marinated” while you prep the dill sauce with kisses of balsamic, lemon juice, lemon pepper, oregano and garlic for complex flavor upon on flavor YUM.   The whole meal comes together very quickly for a simple salmon recipe that never disappoints!

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Dill Salmon

This “Greek” salmon is inspired by my crazy popular Greek chicken recipe, and I couldn’t be more excited to bring it to you today!

This Mediterranean inspired Baked Salmon with Dill Sauce is rich, buttery tender, seeping with flavor and requires just 12 minutes of HANDS OFF cooking time!  So, while this Greek Salmon might look gourmet, it’s easy enough for every day but is SO unbelievably delicious, you can impress all of your dinner guests.

Why You’ll Love this Salmon with Dill

  • Oven Baked Salmon. I love baking salmon because it emerges buttery juicy (without butter!), bakes evenly, is hard to overcook, and requires no hand’s on babysitting. It is the perfect method when you want tender, juicy salmon dripping with flavor.  And this Baked Salmon with Cream Dill Sauce is dripping with fresh, bold flavor.   
  • Quick and Easy. The salmon rests in a simple “marinade” while you prep the Dill Sauce and Cucumber Tomato Salsa, so there is no extra prep time and dinner can be served in less than 45 minutes start to finish!
  • Healthy. This easy salmon recipe tastes richly indulgent but is secretly a nutritious, protein-packed powerhouse. The salmon is healthy by nature and the cooking method and the creamy dill sauce for the salmon is made with nonfat Greek yogurt with just touch of mayonnaise so you get to enjoy lusciously creamy sauce AND buttery rich salmon without any guilt! 
  • Dill Sauce for Salmon AKA Creamy Flavor. The Creamy Dill Sauce for the Salmon is reminiscent of Greek tzatziki minus the chunky cucumber, which we instead use in our Tomato Cucumber Salsa/Salad.  It is lusciously creamy, garlicky, punchy, tangy and adds that something-something to take your baked salmon over the top.
  • Cucumber Tomato Salsa AKA Fresh Flavorful Texture. The Tomato Cucumber Salsa is optional, but it’s vibrant flavors and textures are intoxicating so I implore you not to skip it!  You will be blown away at the hypnotic dance of bright citrus, herbs and salty feta in the Cucumber Tomato Salsa piled on silky, tangy Dill Sauce, giving way to juicy, richly seasoned salmon.  The trifecta is perfection. 
  • Versatile. Now, the ingredient list for the salsa is a little lengthy but I promise it is super quick an easy to throw together BUT even if you just have cucumbers and/or tomatoes, you can combine them with whatever elements of the salsa you have on hand and load them on top of the Baked Salmon with Dill Sauce and be met by cheers from the whole table.
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Dill Salmon Recipe Ingredients

  • Greek yogurt: you can use nonfat or any fat Greek yogurt – it all works great!  Just take care to use GREEK yogurt because it is much creamier than traditional yogurt.
  • Mayonnaise: you can use nonfat, or any fat or even avocado mayonnaise.  It adds extra creaminess.
  • Dill: fresh dill is optimal because, after all it is DILL sauce, but you can substitute 1 teaspoon dried.  Use more or less dill to taste. 
showing how to make dill sauce for salmon by chopping dill on a cutting board
  • Garlic: garlic and dill belong together!  It is essential to round out the flavors.  You can use 1 finely minced garlic clove or ¼ teaspoon garlic powder.
  • Lemon juice: it complements the dill and adds a bright citrus tang.
  • Red wine vinegar: beautifully deepens the tangy factor.  You can substitute with white vinegar.
  • Herbs. just ¼ teaspoon dried oregano and dried parsley add an earthy flavor.
  • Salt and pepper to taste. salt and pepper are essential to make this Cream Dill Sauce come alive!
showing how to make dill sauce for salmon by whisking ingredients in a bowl until smooth
WHAT SALMON IS BEST FOR BAKED SALMON?

Baked Salmon with Dill Sauce is a little pricier than chicken dinners, but it can serve your entire family for a fraction of the cost of dining out – and tastes 10X better!  If you’re going to the expense of baking salmon at home, I believe it is better to spend a few extra dollars on quality salmon because you can literally TASTE the difference.
So, what is quality salmon? You want to look for wild-caught salmon which is usually king, Coho or sockeye.
King salmon also known as Chinook or blackmouth salmon. It is literally KING of the salmon species because is the largest and therefore the thickest and most expensive. It has a higher-fat content which means it tastes the richest and considered the most delicious of all your salmon choices.    
Coho salmon is also known as silver salmon. It still has a high fat content, though leaner than king salmon, but is similar in flavor.  It is considered second only to king salmon in desirability.  It is always a great, less expensive option than king salmon.
Sockeye salmon is also known as red salmon. It has the strongest flavor of the bunch but is not overly fishy.  It is rich and flavorful, and many prefer it over king salmon.  It is leaner than both king and Coho salmon so take extra care not to overcook it.
What size salmon is best? You can use either 4-5 6 oz. skinless salmon fillets OR 1 wild Alaskan salmon fillet. I prefer individual fillets because I feel like the flavor of the “marinade” gets more evenly distributed, but that is just my preference.
Where to purchase salmon? I purchase my salmon at the seafood counter of my grocery store so then I know they are fresh and can select fillets of uniform size.  The butcher weighs my salmon fillets but prices them as one single salmon fillet because it is less expensive.  I don’t know if your butcher will do this for you, but it costs half the price!
Can I use frozen salmon? If your store doesn’t carry fresh wild-caught salmon but carries FROZEN wild caught salmon (like Costco) – that is fine!  Just make sure to thaw it before baking.  Wild caught salmon is always better than farmed salmon – fresh OR frozen.
What Salmon should I Avoid? Always look for wild caught salmon (preferably Alaskan) and avoid farm-raised Atlantic salmon.  Farm raised Atlantic salmon are particularly fatty and often fed an artificial diet which means they are far less nutritious, waterier and can bake up mushy- gross!

side view of healthy oven baked salmon fillets in a row topped with dill sauce

How to Make Baked Salmon with Lemon and Dill

  1. Do NOT rinse and dry fillets. See HERE for my explanation.
  2. Make salmon marinade. The word “marinade” sometimes sounds intimidating because it usually entails having to prep ahead – but fear not!  This marinade doesn’t require any prep-ahead and is only for 30 minutes while you prep your Creamy Dill Sauce for the salmon and the Salsa.
    • The salmon marinade (more like a thick wet rub) infuses our baked salmon with flavor through and through instead of just on the surface.  It also helps bring the salmon to room temperature because salmon should NEVER be cooked cold straight from the refrigerator otherwise it will cook unevenly. So, instead of just sitting on the counter idly waiting, our salmon is soaking up flavor.
    • To make the marinade, simply whisk together, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, lemon pepper, dried oregano, garlic power, sugar and salt in a 9×13 baking dish. If you are using one large salmon fillet, you will want to whisk together in a large piece of foil.  Take care to bring up the edges of the foil to create a wall so the marinade doesn’t escape.
top view showing how to make dill sauce for salmon by adding adding salmon marinade to a 9x13 baking dish
  1. Marinate salmon. Add salmon and turn over a few times in the marinade.  I like to drag my salmon through the marinade on each side so it gets thoroughly coated. Line salmon fillets in a single layer in same 9×13 pan or foil and let rest while you prep the Creamy Dill Sauce and Salsa.  
showing how to bake salmon in the oven by lining salmon fillets in a 9x13 baking dish
  1. Make Dill Sauce for Salmon.  The Dill Sauce couldn’t be any easier!  Simply whisk together all of the ingredient in a medium bowl.  Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and refrigerate. 
top view showing how to make dill sauce for salmon by adding dill sauce ingredients to a large bowl
  1. Make Cucumber Tomato Salsa.  Combine all of the ingredient in a medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate. By making the Dill Sauce and Salsa while your salmon marinates, you can have dinner on the table as soon as your salmon comes out of the oven! 
top view showing how to make dill sauce for salmon by tossing cucumbers, dill and tomatoes together in a bowl
  1. Bake Salmon in oven.  Bake salmon for approximately 12 minutes or until cooked to desired temperature. 
  2. Serve! Serve salmon by spooning Dill Sauce on top followed by Salsa.  I think its extra fabulous with freshly squeezed lemon juice.
spooning dill sauce over salmon with a spoon

How to Cook Salmon in the Oven

This Bakes Salmon in Dill Sauce requires 12-15 minutes baked at 400 degrees F.  The cooking time will depend on how thick your salmon is and what temperature you like your salmon.

You can accurately check the temperature of your salmon with an instant-read thermometer.  Insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the salmon.

The FDA advises salmon should be cooked to an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit, HOWEVER, if you cook your salmon to this temperature it will be overdone because the temperature will continue to rise after baking.

Instead, America’s Test kitchen suggests cooking your salmon to about 125 degrees F (52 degrees C) to avoid dry, overcooked salmon.  I usually cook my salmon to just 130 degrees F and the results are always perfect after a 5-minute rest.

Take care not to overcook your salmon because it will only remain buttery, juicy and tender as long as it isn’t overcooked.  It is better for salmon to be under-cooked than overcooked in my opinion.

How do you not overcook salmon in the oven?

The most accurate way to test your salmon is with a meat thermometer.  Alternatively, check your salmon for doneness after 12 minutes of baking.  As salmon bakes, it changes from bright pink (raw) to opaque pink. The outside of the salmon should be completely opaque but the center should still be a bit translucent, but not raw.  Cooked salmon will also easily flake with a fork along the muscle fibers. 

 How do you keep salmon warm after cooking?

Baked Salmon is always best hot out of the oven, so If your salmon is all cooked but you aren’t quite ready to eat, you can warm it in your oven.  Transfer salmon to a wire rack placed on a baking sheet.  Place in a 200-degree oven for up to 30 minutes.

How to Make Baked Salmon with Dill ahead of time

Yes, you can make the marinade up to three days in advance and store in the fridge until you’re ready to marinate and cook the salmon. The dill sauce for salmon can be made up to two days in advance, covered and refrigerated.

Dill Salmon Recipe Variations

This salmon with dill sauce can be made a number of ways as long as you keep the salmon marinade the same. You can add sun-dried tomatoes, Kalamata olives, artichokes and roasted bell peppers like I do in my Greek chicken recipe directly to the 9×13 baking dish then add the salmon on top. Here’s what to know:

  • Sun-dried tomatoes:  Add ½ cup rinsed, chopped sundried tomatoes packed in oil in a jar. They are usually located near the olives or pickles at your grocery store.
  • Kalamata olives: Add ¾ cup pitted Kalamata olives. They boast rich intensely fruity, salty flavor. 
  • Artichokes hearts:  Use a 12 ounce can artichoke hearts, chopped in half. They are tender, slightly sweet and nutty and divine paired with sun-dried tomatoes.
  • Roasted red bell peppers: Add a complex roasted sweetness that compliments the tangy dish.  You can roast bell peppers yourself, if desired, but I just picked up a 12-ounce jar at the grocery store located near the jarred sandwich fixings such as pepperoni. Make sure to drain the jar of bell peppers before using.

Toppings for Salmon with Dill

The best topping for Salmon with Dill is Greek Salsa! It’s a vibrant, texture-flavor explosion of cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, Kalamata olives, red onions, feta, jalapenos, garlic, dill, red wine vinegar, lemon and oregano. The ingredient list may look lengthy, but the salsa comes together very quickly and is worth every second! If you don’t have all the ingredients, then just add what you do have! Toss some tomatoes with a splash of lemon and oregano, etc.

Baked Salmon Tips

  • Do NOT rinse salmon before marinating: You should NOT rinse your fish before baking!  The USDA cautions: “do not rinse raw fish, seafood, meat, and poultry. Bacteria in these raw juices can splash and spread to other foods and surfaces. Cooking foods thoroughly will kill harmful bacteria.”
  • Don’t over-marinate the salmon.  Salmon can become mushy if marinated for too long, so stick to 30 minutes.
  • Cook room temperature salmon:  Salmon should NEVER be cooked cold straight from the refrigerator otherwise it will cook unevenly. If marinating for 2 hours, remove the salmon from the refrigerator the last 30 minutes so it can come to room temperature.
  • Customize the add-ins.  You can bake vegetables, tomatoes, etc. with the salmon. See recipe variations below for some ideas.
  • Don’t over-cook salmon:  Take care not to overcook your salmon because it will only remain buttery, juicy and tender as long as it isn’t overcooked.  It is better for salmon to be undercooked than overcooked in my opinion. Make sure to check your salmon at the early part of the doneness window, especially if your salmon is on the thin side.  If you have different size salmon fillets, you may need to remove one fillet before the rest are done.  
  • Don’t skip dill sauce!  The dill sauce is a key component in this salmon recipe. Its bright, zippy, fresh flavor and creamy consistency is needed to marry all of flavors together.
  • Serve CAVA style: You can create a serving bowl bar and let everyone build their own Greek salmon bowls.
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Sides to Serve with Salmon with Dill Sauce

This Baked Salmon with Dill Sauce is a fabulous medley of flavor and texture so it doesn’t need many sides, however, I love to serve it with my reader’s favorite Greek Lemon Rice, brown rice or couscous and add some sliced almonds.  You could also add pickled onions, hummus, spinach, etc. to create a salad bowl. 

If you’re looking to make this Dill Salmon a Mediterranean feast, you can also serve it with a warm bowl of Tomato Basil Soup, Greek Pasta Salad,  Perfect Fruit Salad, and of course flatbread/naan/roti. 

What to Serve with Baked Salmon with Dill Sauce

There are many delicious ways to serve this baked salmon with dill sauce (and leftovers!) from salads, to pizza, to pasta, to wraps!

  • Salad:  add salmon to a big bowl of greens along with tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, thinly sliced red onions, sliced almonds, feta etc.  Thin the dill sauce for salmon with some olive oil to make a dressing.
  • Pasta:  break up the salmon and add it to pasta along with dill sauce, sun-dried tomatoes, bell peppers, artichoke and olives. Heat over low so the dill sauce doesn’t split. Add olive oil if needed to thin the sauce.
  • TikTok Feta Pasta:  whip of a batch of this sensationally easy, viral pasta by baking a block of feta, tomatoes, pesto and olive oil together to create an irresistible, cheesy, creamy, tangy, tomato sauce then stirring in garlic, basil and cooked pasta.  Now just stir in your salmon and serve!
  • Risotto: use my Greek Chicken Risotto recipe as a guide and I promise you’ll be obsessed!
  • Lemon Orzo Soup:  add the salmon to this Lemon Orzo Soup in place of the shredded chicken.  You may need to adjust the seasonings in the original soup recipe because the chicken is so wonderfully flavorful.
  • Greek Pizza or Flatbread: use my Gyro Pizza for a guide and top store-bought pizza dough, homemade pizza dough, flatbread or sliced French bread with a layer of sundried tomato basil humus mixed with a couple tablespoons Greek yogurt, then top with shredded mozzarella cheese, salmon, thinly sliced red onions and feta and bake until the mozzarella is melted (the feta will not melt).  Top the baked pizza with chopped tomatoes and chopped lettuce and drizzle with dill sauce
  • Baked Potatoes. bake potatoes until tender then slice open and top with mozzarella cheese.  Return to the oven to melt.  Top with chopped salmon, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, artichokes and bell peppers and other desired toppings such as dill sauce, tomatoes, feta, chives, etc. 
  • Burgers:   Place salmon between two toasted buns with all your favorite toppings: sun-dried tomatoes, pickled red onions, lettuce, bacon, fresh tomatoes, sprouts, etc. along with hummus and dill sauce.
  • Panini: spread dill sauce on each side of sliced ciabatta bread then layer the bottom slice with mozzarella cheese, arugula, sun-dried tomatoes, pickled red onions, feta, and salmon. Top salmon with bread and grill in a greased grill pan, placing a heavy pan on top of the sandwich. Grill panini for 3 minutes per side or until cheese is melted.
  • Wraps:  spread a layer of dill sauce and hummus down the middle of a tortilla and top with salmon, tomatoes, artichokes, olives, thinly sliced red onion, fresh tomatoes, feta and lettuce and drizzle with tzatziki.

How to Store Salmon with Dill Sauce

Store leftover salmon in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days. The dill sauce can be stored separately for up to five days.  You can enjoy the baked salmon with dill sauce warm or cold in salads, rice bowls, sandwich, wraps etc. 

How to Freeze Dill Salmon

You may freeze the salmon but the dill sauce should not be frozen because it will become an unpleasant texture when thawed. To freeze the salmon, let it cool to room temperature, then flash freeze by lining the fillets on a baking sheet without touching; freeze for 1 hour. Transfer the fillets to a freezer size, bag, squeeze out excess air to preserve freezer burn, and freeze for up to 3 months.

How to Reheat Salmon with Dill Sauce

  • From the fridge: You can gently reheat the salmon in a nonstick skillet, covered, or in the microwave at 30-second intervals. You can also warm in the oven for 10-15 minutes at 275 degrees F, until it reaches an internal temperature of 125°F to 130°F. Take care not to overcook the salmon or it will become dry. 
  • From frozen: Thaw salmon in the refrigerator overnight then reheat per any of the above methods.  

Baked Salmon with Lemon and Dill FAQs

Should you bake salmon covered or uncovered?

Bake salmon uncovered to allow the exterior to develop a golden crust. Baking salmon covered is best for a delicate texture.

Is salmon better in foil or no foil?

Whether salmon is better cooked in foil or without foil depends on your preference and the desired outcome. Cooking salmon in foil tends to keep it moist and delicate, while cooking it without foil can result in a slightly firmer texture with the potential for a crispier exterior.

How do you keep salmon moist when cooking?

Cooking Method: Opt for methods that retain moisture, such as baking, steaming, or poaching. These methods are gentler and less likely to dry out the fish.
Brining or Marinating: Brining or marinating salmon before cooking can enhance its moisture retention. Use a simple brine or a flavorful marinade to infuse moisture and flavor into the fish.
Doneness: Avoid overcooking. Cook salmon just until it flakes easily with a fork. Overcooked salmon tends to be dry, so aim for a slightly translucent center in the thickest part of the fillet.

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Salmon with Dill

Baked Greek Salmon with Dill Sauce is wonderfully healthy and gloriously flavorful!This Baked Salmon with Dill Sauce is a symphony of deeply satisfying Greek flavors you will have to taste to believe.  The Dill Sauce for the salmon is beautifully creamy AND healthy made with Greek yogurt spiked with fresh dill, lemon juice, garlic, oregano and parsley.  It slathers the juicy salmon that has “marinated” while you prep the dill sauce with kisses of balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, lemon pepper, oregano and garlic for flavor upon on flavor.   The whole meal comes together very quickly for a simple salmon recipe that never disappoints!
Servings: 4 servings
Total Time: 42 minutes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes

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Ingredients

Salmon

  • 4 (6 oz.) wild salmon fish fillets OR 1 wild Alaskan salmon fillet
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp EACH lemon pepper, dried oregano, garlic powder, sugar, salt

Dill Sauce

  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt nonfat works great
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise nonfat works great
  • 1 tablespoon chopped dill
  • 1 minced garlic clove or ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp EACH dried oregano, dried parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Greek Salsa (optional but RECOMMENDED)

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber
  • 3 tablespoons kalamata olives (or regular) halved
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 2-3 tablespoons crumbled feta
  • ½ -1 jalapeno, seeded, deveined, minced or a pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped dill
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 1/2 TBS EACH olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Whisk the olive oil, balsamic, lemon juice and seasonings listed under “salmon” together in a 9×13 baking dish (or large piece of foil with sides folded up on a baking sheet if using a large fillet). Add salmon and turn to coat (I drag the salmon across the dish to coat thoroughly). Brush any remaining wet rub onto the salmon. Line salmon in a single layer and let sit at room temperature while you prepare your Dill Sauce and Salsa, up to 30 minutes at room temperature.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • For the Dill Sauce, whisk all of the ingredients together in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and refrigerate.
  • For the Salsa, combine all of the ingredient in a medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate.
  • Bake salmon at 400 degrees F for approximately 12-15 minutes or until salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork (cooking time may vary depending on thickness of salmon).
  • Serve salmon with Dill Sauce, Salsa and fabulous with extra freshly squeezed lemon juice.

Notes

HOW TO STORE and REHEAT

  • To store: Store leftover salmon in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days. The dill sauce can be stored separately for up to five days.  You can enjoy the baked salmon with dill sauce warm or cold in salads, rice bowls, sandwich, wraps etc. 
  • To freeze:  You may freeze the salmon but the dill sauce should not be frozen because it will become an unpleasant texture when thawed. To freeze the salmon, let it cool to room temperature, then flash freeze by lining the fillets on a baking sheet without touching; freeze for 1 hour. Transfer the fillets to a freezer size, bag, squeeze out excess air to preserve freezer burn, and freeze for up to 3 months.
  • To reheat from the fridge: You can gently reheat the salmon in a nonstick skillet, covered, or in the microwave at 30-second intervals. You can also warm in the oven for 10-15 minutes at 275 degrees F, until it reaches an internal temperature of 125°F to 130°F. Take care not to overcook the salmon or it will become dry. 
  • To reheat from frozen: Thaw salmon in the refrigerator overnight then reheat per any of the above methods.   

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76 Comments

  1. Kelsey says

    Hello!

    This looks absolutely wonderful, but I’m not a big fan of fish 🙁 Do you think this recipe would work equally well with chicken breast?

    Thank you!

  2. amanda shaffer says

    Is there another kind of fish you could substitute? The recipe looks amazing but I’m not a salmon fan.

    • Jen says

      Absolutely! Substitute any of your favs!

  3. Aubrey says

    Ok, this was delicious!! And I have NEVER liked seafood! It has never appealed to me and I have tried a few bites here and there of different things but could never get behind it. But I saw this recipe when you posted it last week and something about it just “hooked” me 😉 It looked so delicious that I couldn’t stop thinking about it, so I decided I’d give it a try for Mother’s Day. We all thought it was wonderful!! It was my first time cooking fish (or any seafood for that matter) and I was rather proud of myself for doing so and for following my taste buds. Thank you for knowing what my mouth needed, even before I did! All our Whole Foods had in stock at the time was Sockeye, but I plan to use King next time so I can taste the difference. Also, hubby asked me to make a gigantic batch of your tomato salsa so he can chow down on it this week. He couldn’t get enough! Thanks again!

    • Jen says

      THANK YOU so much Aubrey, your comment made my day! I am thrilled you decided to give this salmon recipe a try and that it was such a hit, such a huge compliment coming from a non-seafood lover!

  4. Keiko says

    Hi Jen! I made this tonight, and it was delicious!! My one-year-old really loved the dill sauce with salmon. James likes sockeye, but after reading your recipe, now I want to try king salmon! I ran out of time and energy to make the salsa, but definitely want to try it ! It looks so yummy! Thank you for sharing it!

    • Jen says

      Hi Keiko, I’m so pleased your entire family love the salmon and even your one year old liked the dill sauce! I’ll be curious to hear how you think king salmon compares. I think you will love the recipe 10X more with the salsa so something to look forward to for next time!

  5. Laura says

    This recipe is absolutely delicious. I would not change one thing, it is perfection. I was going to make it again but couldn’t get to Costco for salmon. I made your Greek chicken and used the tomato salad and the sauce from this recipe with some spinach to create a Greek rice bowl. Divine!!! I love how I can mix and match your recipes to make awesome meals with what I have on hand. Please keep the fabulous recipes coming.

    • Jen says

      Thank you so much for your outstanding comment Laura! I LOVE that you were able to make a Greek Chicken Salad Bowl with this salsa – I am going to have to add that to the menu! Thank you for making my recipes and taking the time to comment!

  6. Richard Pennington says

    I just made this dish tonight .I was shocked with how amazing it turned out.This is a dish i would make again .

    • Jen says

      Awesome Richard! I’m thrilled this salmon recipe was shockingly delicious ;). It’s always aw in when a recipe turns out better than you hoped!

  7. Billy says

    Oh my goodness I can’t wait to make this! Thank you for sharing. Looks so delicious.

    • Jen says

      You’re so welcome, I hope you can try it soon!

  8. AmyC says

    I started eating salmon only a couple of years ago. When I saw this recipe, I could not stop thinking about it. My husband and I made it last night and it did not disappoint! The fresh dill really adds so much flavor. This is going to be a once a week staple in our house. Loved it!! Thank you!

    • Jen says

      You are so welcome, Amy! I’m thrilled this salmon recipe did not disappoint and will be a weekly regular! I hope you enjoy exploring my other salmon recipes!

  9. Doug says

    Awesome recipe…one of our favs. The only thing I did different was to eliminate the sugar from the marinade and I marinaded the Salmon flesh side down and then turned them over to bake (skin side down. I scooped up the marinade and topped the salmon before baking! Again awesome recipe!

    • Jen says

      Thank you so much Doug, I’m honored it’s one of your favs!

  10. Kirk says

    Fantastic recipe. My wife is not a fan of salmon but absolutely devoured everything on her plate!!! It is definitely do again!!! Thank you for sharing it!!!

    • Jen says

      YAY! I’m thrilled you both loved this salmon recipe despite your wife not liking salmon- amazing! Thank you so much!

  11. Jamie Napier says

    I’ve tried so many salmon recipes and I’m always disappointed, but this recipe looked so good I had to try it! All the fresh veggies, yum! I absolutely love the salsa! I will be making this on its own regularly. I did not get fresh dill however, it was still awesome and I can’t wait to try with fresh next time. I will definitely be checking out your other recipes. Thank you!

    • Jen says

      Hi Jamie, I’m so pleased this salmon recipe did not disappoint! I hope you continue to find many new favorites here! xo

  12. Jamie Napier says

    I just left a comment here and then immediately went to find your website to see other recipes. It says you are a CF survivor. I hope you’re doing well! My sister passed away from CF when I was going into high school. She was a driving force in my life as she practically raised me after my parents divorced. I think about her everyday. She was the best, and toughest person I’ve ever known. I’m willing to bet as a transplant recipient you are too! It always gives me joy to see other CF survivors thriving and living their best lives. So just sendIng you some love. Your recipes are amazing!!

    Jamie

    • Jen says

      Hi Jamie, I am so sorry to hear your sister passed away from CF – far too many CF individuals are taken from this world too early. My brother passed away at age 19 when I was in high school as well. Your sister sounds like an earth angel who did so much good! I have no doubt she is watching you from above and cheering you on every step of the way. xo Thank you so much for your kind words – I am doing super well – just celebrated my 20 year lung transplant anniversary and look forward to many more :)!

  13. Traci Kenworth says

    This looks absolutely delish! Gotta try!

    • Jen says

      Thanks so much Traci, I think you’ll love it!

  14. Alisa says

    WOW! This recipe is AMAZING! It was a bit time consuming making the salsa and the dill sauce, but it was so worth it. I used tilapia instead of salmon, and it was still really good. I had leftover Greek salsa and dill sauce, so I’m eating them now poured over garden rotini. Makes a great pasta!

    • Jen says

      Thank you so much Alisa! I’m so pleased it was such a hit and worth the time! I love the idea of adding the salsa to pasta – I’m going to have to try that!

    • Jen says

      Thanks so much, I think you’ll love it!

  15. Nicole says

    This was absolutely delicious! My daughter doesn’t care for salmon but when you smother it in the sauce, the whole meal is eaten lol.

    • Jen says

      Thanks so much for the glowing review Nicole! I’m so pleased it was good enough for even your non-salmon eater!

  16. Christina says

    This recipe is sooo good! I have made it twice , the first after just looking for recipes to use extra dill I had. This makes the salmon soo tasty that I made it again this week and it was just as tasty as the first time. Definitely a winner!

    • Jen says

      Thanks so much Christina, I love hearing this salmon is such a hit!

  17. Michelle says

    Hi!!
    I can’t wait to make this recipe, it looks so good. I don’t have greek yogurt on hand, do you think sour cream would be an okay substitute?

    • Jen says

      Hi Michelle, yes you can definitely use sour cream. It will tastes a little less “Greek” 😉 but will still be tasty!

  18. Amanda says

    Yum-O! My son exclaimed “This actually looks good! Not like the salmon you usually make!”. Out of the mouths of babes! Lol! Thanks for the delicious creation! 🙂

    • Jen says

      LOL! That’s hilarious! We definitely eat with our eyes first!

  19. Kimberly says

    This is the second time I’ve made this and it is my new favorite way to eat salmon! SOOOO fresh, delicious and full of flavor! I didn’t have feta this time around and it was just as yummy! It’s like the Mediterranean on a plate.

    • Jen says

      I love hearing this is your new favorite way to eat salmon! Thanks so much Kimberly, you have great taste 😉

  20. Natalia says

    Wow!!! This salmon recipe is so good. I am really enjoying preparing your recipes. I served it with yellow rice and stemed broccoli. And I prepared apple cobbler for dessert. My boyfriend told me at least 5 times that the salmon was excellent. Thank you, Jen.

    • Jen says

      You’re so welcome Natalia, I’m so pleased it was a huge hit (especially with the boyfriend 😉 ). Your entire meal sounds fantastic!

    • B says

      I love this recipe!! I’ve made it many times. So easy & refreshing on a hot summer day. Here’s my question, since there is lemon juice in the marinade, I thought you could only marinate it for the 30 minutes because of the lemon juice being an acid, which makes fish come out mushy. But in your notes about salmon, you say marinating up to two hours. Because there’s not a lot of lemon juice in it?

      • Jen says

        I am so thrilled it has been a perfect summer meal! You can potentially marinate it for up to 2 hours, but it is not suggested as it can become mushy.

  21. Nicole K says

    Had all of the ingredients on hand except for the feta and it turned out amazing! Will definitely be making the recipe again. All the flavors complimented each other and tasted fresh. Thank you for posting the recipe!

    • Jen says

      You’re so welcome Nicole, I’m so pleased you loved it! You have great taste, it’s one of my all time favorites!

  22. Randi Hofmann says

    Great recipe. For the dill sauce and the marinade I had to use some substitute ingredients but because I looked up what can sub for what the dish was perfection. Of course I used Wild caught Alaskan salmon as I refuse to use any farmed fish and I was very pleased that you noted that in your recipe as most people just don’t know the difference and buy anything without looking. All ingredients I used were also organic.

    • Jen says

      Thanks so much Randi, I’m so pleased you were able to make this recipe a success with substitutions. Wild caught Alaskan salmon for the win every time!

  23. June says

    That was amazing! I made it just as suggested & served it with chopped lettuce & the rest of the salsa. So delicious!

    • Jen says

      Thanks June, I’m so pleased you loved it!

  24. Brie says

    Amazing!!! But I have a lot of extra dill sauce, what can I do with it? Besides make more amazing salmon.

  25. Mary Jo says

    Incredible way to prepare salmon! Very flavorful and the yogurt dill sauce is the perfect accompaniment. Company worthy for my next dinner party.

    • Jen says

      Thanks so much Mary Jo, that is the ultimate compliment!

  26. Theresa says

    Amazing recipe. It was a little time consuming, but so worth it. Dill sauce was excellent and the tomato and cucumber salad is a must with the recipe. Dinner was enjoyed by all. Will make again.

    • Jen says

      Thank you so much, Theresa, I am so happy this was worth your time! I am delighted to hear it will be a repeat! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and find more recipes to enjoy!

  27. Jess says

    Have made this recipe a couple times now and love it! I have a dairy allergy so I only put the feta on my husbands but I also substitute dairy free yogurt and vegan mayo and it turns out delicious. I also feel the recipe is super easy to follow!! Thank you for this!

    • Jen says

      Thank you so much, Jess! I am so glad this recipe works for you and that it’s a repeat! Thanks for the awesome review!

  28. Meri Schroeder says

    This was a very good and delicious way to eat salmon. So many delicious flavors colliding from the cucumber, garlic and lemon. All of it! I didn’t use olives b/c we’re not fans. And the lemon pepper I used wa a 1/4 tsp of pepper with lemon zest. Yum and thank you!

    • Jen says

      I am so happy you enjoyed this recipe! Thank you, Meri!

  29. Alyssa says

    My boyfriend loves salmon and I’ve never been a huge fan. He really wanted salmon for dinner the other night so I scrolled Pinterest until I stumbled on this recipe and decided to give it a try. I was not disappointed!!! I can honestly say this is one of the only salmon dishes I’ve tried that I thoroughly enjoyed. Thanks for the fantastic dinner idea 🙂

    • Jen says

      Yay! I am so glad you found my recipe and that it did not disappoint! 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to comment, Alyssa!

  30. Jenny Dillon says

    This recipe was incredible! I could make a meal out of the greek salsa alone! FULL of flavors! I really enjoyed it. I will make this again!!

    • Jen says

      Thank you so much, Jenny! I am so happy this will be a repeat! I hope you are having a wonderful week and find more recipes to enjoy!

  31. Christy says

    I absolutely loved this recipe. I’m Greek and if I’m honest most of my recipes are all kind of Greek-y, so I had the feeling this would be good. But I was surprised how *much* I loved it. We’re in the height of summer garden goodness here in Minnesota, so all of the herbs that were called for were fresh. Therefore, I kind of eye-balled it on them and likely doubled the dill because I like it a lot.

    My husband is not a fan of olives of any sort (poor him), so I subbed capers and that was a great decision.

    I served this with grilled corn cut off the cob and sometimes it mixed with some of the salsa and tzatziki on my plate and that was a happy accident for sure.

    My mom is coming to visit and hates salmon, but I think this all could go very well with cod, halibut or any other firm fish. I’ll definitely be making this for her!
    Thank you!

    • Jen says

      I love that you were able to use all fresh herbs! Glad you loved it and I hope your mom will too!

  32. Bobbi says

    This recipe was amazing!!! I feel like a chef for making it!

    • Jen says

      Thank you so much, Bobbi! I am so happy you love it!

  33. Mady says

    Hi Jen, this was the best salmon dinner I have ever cooked; it was most flavourful, juicy, simply delicious. I did not change a thing to your recipe. I cooked it for company and our guests could not say enough about it. I often cook salmon and it is good, but this easily beat all other recipes. My husband said he was so looking forward to desert, but realized that he did not want the main meal to be over, that’s how much he enjoyed it. I served it with a lemon kale salad and wild rice. Thank you for the great recipe!

    • Jen says

      Hi Mady, I am thrilled that this was such a hit! Thanks so much for sharing your experience!

  34. Shawna says

    This meal was absolutely delicious! The first time I find a recipe I try to follow it as directed then change things accordingly if there’s something I don’t like. Not this one, so good.Everything went so well together and pretty healthy to boot! I made it with the salsa and served it with the lemon rice you suggested. My husband must have thanked me about 20 times and as I’m writing this review he just said again” that meal last night was so good”. We will definitely add this to our regular rotation of meals.

    • Jen says

      I’m so glad that you and your husband found it was delish as is! Thank you for your kind review!!

      • Dawn says

        This recipe is sooo good!! My son was eating the Greek salsa by the spoonful. It was amazing when pulled all together as well. Love the heat from the Jalapeño. Thank you!!

        • Jen says

          I’m so glad that it all worked together well! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, I appreciate you!

  35. Mary Beth Gardner says

    I made this, used dried dill instead of fresh, and it was delicious!!! Definitely on my repeat list, especially with Lent coming up!!!

    • Jen says

      Thanks! I’m so happy to hear it will be a repeat for you!