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Horizontal image of three salmon fillets on a plate topped with a creamy herb spread next to herbs, silverware, and lemon wedges.

Grilled Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce

  • Author: Fanny Slater
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Looking to add more flavor to grilled salmon? Top it with a pleasantly tangy sauce made with Greek yogurt, lemon juice, and fresh, fragrant dill.


  • 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill (or 2 teaspoons dried)
  • 1 teaspoon plus a pinch coarse salt 
  • 1/2 teaspoon plus a pinch freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 6-ounce skin-on salmon fillets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Lemon wedges, for serving


  1. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, lemon juice, dill, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate while you cook the salmon..
  2. Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-high, about 350-400°F.
  3. Pat the salmon fillets dry with a paper towel.  Lightly coat both sides with oil using a silicone pastry brush. Season both sides with the remaining salt and pepper.
  4. Grill the salmon, skin side-down, until it easily lifts away from the grates, about 6-8 minutes. Flip and cook until lightly browned on the other side, about 2 minutes.
  5. Arrange the salmon on a platter. Serve with lemon wedges and creamy dill sauce.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Salmon
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: Fish/Seafood

Keywords: grill, salmon, dill, lemon, sauce