Grilled Salmon with Cucumber Dill Sauce

Our family loves salmon and we enjoy it best off the grill. Whenever we grill salmon we always end up with leftover dill and lemon so I decided to use it instead of letting it go to waste. I came up with this recipe and my kids even love it. The best part of this simple sauce is that you can adjust it in order to use what you have on hand. You can substitue Greek Yogurt for the sour cream or dried dill instead of fresh. I find the sauce so light and refreshing. I have given the specific measurements below but this is a sauce that can easily be altered to suit your own taste!


1 1/2 – 2 pounds salmon fillet

2 tablespoons olive oil

Salt and Pepper

6 springs fresh dill

1 lemon sliced into rings


1/2 medium cucumber, diced into bite size pieces

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt

5 teaspoons fresh dill, finely chopped

1/2 teaspoon salt

  1. Prepare grill or preheat oven to 375 Degrees if not grilling. We prefer to leave the skin on the salmon and set it skin side down on aluminum foil. Brush olive oil on salmon then sprinkle with 1/2 – 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon of pepper. Spread dill then lemon slices on top of the salmon. If grilling or baking salmon it will take roughly 15 – 20 minutes or until completely cooked through at the thickest part of the salmon.
  2. For the sauce just add 5 ingredients into a bowl and stir to combine! It is that simple.

Hope you get a chance to try out this delicious Salmon recipe!

Bon Appetit!


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