Lemon Dill Salmon

This fast lemon dill salmon takes just 10 minutes to bake! Mix up the zesty dill sauce while the salmon cooks. It’s the ultimate healthy, easy weeknight meal. Looking for an easy weeknight meal? Enter: lemon dill salmon. It’s fast, it’s easy, and it’s even fancy enough for a dinner party. Now: Alex and I are all about whole food plant based meals. But the way we eat is better described as the Mediterranean diet. It’s plant based most of the time, but seafood every once in a while. When we do eat seafood, this is the recipe we go to! The baked salmon is perfectly savory, and doused in a zingy lemon dill sauce it’s pretty irresistible. We just brought it to some friends who just had a baby and it got rave reviews. Here’s how to make it! How to make lemon dill salmon? This healthy dinner recipe is so easy and versatile, it could really work anytime. It’s perfect for fast & easy weeknight meals, and it’s also special enough for dinner parties. Alex and I brought it to friends who just had a baby, and it would be great for Christmas dinner. Here are the basic […]

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This fast lemon dill salmon takes just 10 minutes to bake! Mix up the zesty dill sauce while the salmon cooks. It’s the ultimate healthy, easy weeknight meal.

Lemon dill salmon

Looking for an easy weeknight meal? Enter: lemon dill salmon. It’s fast, it’s easy, and it’s even fancy enough for a dinner party. Now: Alex and I are all about whole food plant based meals. But the way we eat is better described as the Mediterranean diet. It’s plant based most of the time, but seafood every once in a while. When we do eat seafood, this is the recipe we go to! The baked salmon is perfectly savory, and doused in a zingy lemon dill sauce it’s pretty irresistible. We just brought it to some friends who just had a baby and it got rave reviews. Here’s how to make it!

Lemon salmon with dill sauce

How to make lemon dill salmon?

This healthy dinner recipe is so easy and versatile, it could really work anytime. It’s perfect for fast & easy weeknight meals, and it’s also special enough for dinner parties. Alex and I brought it to friends who just had a baby, and it would be great for Christmas dinner. Here are the basic steps for how to make this lemon dill salmon:

  • Season with salt and pepper. All you need to do is sprinkle on a bit of salt and pepper! Place it on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes at 450 degrees. Bake until it’s flaky and just cooked, about 10 minutes.
  • While it bakes, mix up the dill sauce for salmon. The sauce takes just 5 minutes to mix up (see below).
Dill sauce for salmon

5 minute dill sauce for salmon…that works on anything!

The hands-down best part of this lemon dill salmon is the sauce! This dill sauce takes only 5 minutes to mix up and is so tasty, you’ll want to use it on just about anything. Many dill sauces for salmon are cooked, but this one is just a matter of stirring it up! Here are the main ingredients you’ll stir together:

  • Fresh dill. It’s important to get fresh dill for this recipe. If you’re in a pinch, though: you could substitute 2 teaspoons dried dill for the 2 tablespoons fresh.
  • Mayonnaise & Greek yogurt. Dill sauce is traditionally very rich: we’ve cut the richness a bit with Greek yogurt.
  • Lemon. Fresh lemon is key for the zingy flavor.
  • Garlic powder & onion powder. These spices add big flavor.

Take a taste, and you may want to use this on lots of other things too! This dill sauce for salmon would also be great with:

Easy healthy dinner recipe

Buying sustainable salmon: what to look for

Are you looking at buying sustainable fish for this lemon dill salmon? (If so, kudos!) Here are a few pointers for buying sustainable seafood:

  • Look for wild-caught fish if possible. If you live in the US, look for US caught. 90% of the seafood we eat in the US is imported. Imported seafood runs the risk of being overfished, caught under unfair labor practices, or farmed in environmentally harmful ways.
  • How your fish is caught matters. Look for hook and line as one example of a sustainable gear type. Bottom trawling is considered the most destructive and least sustainable method.
Lemon & herbs

10 sides to go with lemon dill salmon

There are lots of ways to serve this lemon dill salmon to make it a healthy meal! Here are a few simple sides to go with salmon, for weeknights or entertaining:

  1. Spinach Apple Salad This salad is so easy, and the tangy apple pairs perfectly with zingy balsamic vinaigrette.
  2. Best Steamed Broccoli This easy steamed broccolli takes just 10 minutes to whip up: top with feta crumbles.
  3. Lemony Steamed Green Beans A perfect easy side dish with a tangy lemon flavor.
  4. Parmesan Truffle Fries Lemon dill salmon would be insanely good paired with truffle fries. Just saying.
  5. Farro with Mushrooms & Parmesan A great option for entertaining, this whole grain farro makes for a perfect dinner party side.
  6. Quick Baked Sweet Potato Pair salmon with a quick baked sweet potato: this recipe has a time-saving trick.
  7. Best Brussels Sprouts Recipe Crispy Brussels sprouts work for an easy weeknight meal: they take 30 minutes total.
  8. Best Homemade Cornbread Bake up a pan of this moist and tasty cornbread: you won’t be disappointed!
  9. Best Roasted Vegetables Another option for entertaining, these really are the very best roasted veggies.
  10. Parmesan Potato Wedges Our favorite way to make potatoes! These crispy wedges take about 45 minutes but are well worth the time.

This lemon dill salmon recipe is…

Pescatarian and gluten-free.

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Lemon dill salmon

Lemon Dill Salmon (Fast & Easy Dinner!)


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4

Description

This fast lemon dill salmon takes just 10 minutes to bake! Mix up the zesty dill sauce as it cooks. It’s the ultimate healthy, easy weeknight meal!


Ingredients

For the salmon

  • 4 salmon fillets (skin on or off)
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper

For the lemon dill sauce (makes about 3/4 cup)

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped dill
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 6 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons water

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Farenheit.
  2. Generously sprinkle the salmon with kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper. Place it on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  3. Bake the salmon for about 10 minutes until flaky and just cooked; test it with a fork to assess doneness. Watch the salmon to make sure not to overcook; the timing can vary based on the thickness of the salmon and variations between ovens.
  4. While the salmon bakes, mix together the sauce ingredients, adding the water last. Use the water to bring it to a loose, drizzle-able consistency. (You may need a touch more depending on your yogurt brand.)
  5. Serve the salmon and garnish each fillet with 2 tablespoons of the lemon dill sauce. Save leftover sauce refrigerated.

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Keywords: Lemon Dill Salmon, Baked Salmon

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A free 7-day flexible weight loss meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. All recipes include calories and WW Points.

A free 7-day flexible weight loss meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. All recipes include calories and WW Points.
Meal Plan

I hope everyone had a safe, happy holiday spent with loved ones. I also hoped you enjoyed some of my new recipes, let me know which ones were your favorites!

WW has changed their plan to now include a Blue, Purple and Green Plan. All the recipes on my blog are updated for the Blue plan. I’ve been updating all my recipes (over 2000) and have complete 2019 with the other two colors, and I am working my way down so please be patient.

Why Should Everyone Meal Plan?

Meal planning is a great way to organize your meals for the week ahead. You also save time and money in the supermarket! And of course, planning ahead helps you stick to your goals!

About The Meal Plan

If you’re new to my meal plans, I’ve been sharing these free, 7-day flexible healthy meal plans (you can see my previous meal plans here) that are meant as a guide, with plenty of wiggle room for you to add more food, coffee, beverages, fruits, snacks, dessert, wine, etc or swap recipes out for meals you prefer, you can search for recipes by course in the index. You should aim for around 1500 calories* per day.

There’s also a precise, organized grocery list that will make grocery shopping so much easier and much less stressful. Save you money and time. You’ll dine out less often, waste less food and you’ll have everything you need on hand to help keep you on track.

Lastly, if you’re on Facebook join my Skinnytaste Facebook Community where everyone’s sharing photos of recipes they are making, you can join here. I’m loving all the ideas everyone’s sharing! If you wish to get on the email list, you can subscribe here so you never miss a meal plan!

Also, if you don’t have the Skinnytaste Meal Planner, now would be a great time to get one to get organized for 2019! There was a print error last year, but it’s perfect now! You can order it here!

THE DETAILS:

Breakfast and lunch Monday-Friday, are designed to serve 1 while dinners and all meals on Saturday and Sunday are designed to serve a family of 4. Some recipes make enough leftovers for two nights or lunch the next day. While we truly believe there is no one size fits all meal plan, we did our best to come up with something that appeals to a wide range of individuals. Everything is Weight Watchers friendly, I included the updated WW Blue SP for your convenience, feel free to swap out any recipes you wish or just use this for inspiration!

The grocery list is comprehensive and includes everything you need to make all meals on the plan. I’ve even included brand recommendations of products I love and use often. Cross check your cabinets because many condiments you’ll notice I use often, so you may already have a lot of them.

And last, but certainly not least, this meal plan is flexible and realistic. There’s plenty of wiggle room for cocktails, healthy snacks, dessert and dinner out. And if necessary, you can move some things around to make it work with your schedule. Please let me know if you’re using these plans, this will help me decide if I should continue sharing them!

MONDAY (11/2)
B: Overnight Oats with Figs and Honey (8B 7G 5P)
L: Chickpea Tuna Salad (0B 8G 0P) over 2 cups mixed greens (0B 0G 0P)
D: Creamy Pumpkin Ginger Soup (3B 4G 3P) with 2 Easy Garlic Cheddar Biscuits (8B 8G 8P)
Totals: Freestyle™ SP 19G 27G 16P, Calories 883*

TUESDAY (11/3)
B: Overnight Oats with Figs and Honey (8B 7G 5P)
L: Chickpea Tuna Salad (0B 8G 0P) over 2 cups mixed greens (0B 0G 0P)
D: Cheesy Rotisserie Chicken Enchilada Skillet (9B 13G 9P)

Totals: Freestyle™ SP 17B 28G 14P, Calories 1,040*

WEDNESDAY (11/4)
B: 2 hard-boiled eggs (0B 4G 0P) and a pear (0B 0G 0P)
L: Chicken Waldorf Salad (3B 4G 3P) on 1 slice whole grain bread (3B 3G 3P)
D: White Bean Turkey Chili  (4B 5G 1P) with 2 tablespoons Mexican blend cheese (2B 2G 2P) and 1 ounce avocado
(1B 3G 3P)

Totals: Freestyle™ SP 13B 21G 12P, Calories 1,015*

THURSDAY (11/5)
B: Greek Yogurt with Berries, Nuts and Honey (5B 8G 5P)
L: Chicken Waldorf Salad (3B 4G 3P) on 1 slice whole grain bread (3B 3G 3P)
D: LEFTOVER White Bean Turkey Chili  (4B 5G 1P) with 2 tablespoons Mexican blend cheese (2B 2G 2P) and 1
ounce avocado (1B 3G 3P)

Totals: Freestyle™ SP 18B 25G 17P, Calories 1,025*

FRIDAY (11/6)
B: 2 hard-boiled eggs (0B 4G 0P) and a pear (0B 0G 0P)
L: Chicken Waldorf Salad (3B 4G 3P) on 1 slice whole grain bread (3B 3G 3P)
D: Flounder Milanese with Arugula and Tomatoes (4B 3G 3P) with Lemon Parsley Potato Foil Packet (3B 8G 5P)

Totals: Freestyle™ SP 13B 22G 14P, Calories 939*

SATURDAY (11/7)
B: Avocado Toast Egg-in-a-Hole (recipe x 4) (6B 4G 4P)
L: Chicken and Lentil Soup (5B 1G 1P) and 2 ounces multigrain baguette (3B 3G 3P)
D: DINNER OUT!

Totals: Freestyle™ SP 14B 8G 8P, Calories 622*

SUNDAY (11/8)
B: Asparagus-Pancetta Potato Hash (6B 4G 2P) and an orange (0B 0G 0P)
L: LEFTOVER Chicken and Lentil Soup (5B 1G 1P) and 2 ounces multigrain baguette (3B 3G 3P)
D: Salisbury Steak Meatballs (6B 5G 5P) with Mashed Cauliflower (2B 2G 2P) and Roasted Parmesan Green
Beans (1B 1G 1P)

Totals: Freestyle™ SP 23B 16G 14P, Calories 1,054*

*This is just a guide, women should aim for around 1500 calories per day. Here’s a helpful calculator to estimate
your calorie needs. I’ve left plenty of wiggle room for you to add more food such as coffee, beverages, fruits,
snacks, dessert, wine, etc.

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