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Dill Sauce for Seafood

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This flavorful, creamy dill sauce is perfect for seafood!

Use this as a dipping sauce or topping. Dill has a wonderful fresh flavor that's slightly grassy and citrusy - it has a lighly sour kick. Dill tastes great with your favorite fish like salmon, trout, tilapia, halibut and more!

Dill sauce in a small white bowl next to salmon patties.

This creamy sauce paired with seafood, like crab cakes or salmon patties, is the perfect combination! Dill dip often uses sour cream or heavy cream but I've found that Greek yogurt provides just as creamy a base for this dip.

Serve it with your favorite seafood recipes or even some fresh vegetables.

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Ingredients

Here are the simple ingredients you'll need to make this lemon dill sauce recipe.

Ingredients for dill sauce in glass bowls.
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Fresh Dill
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Capers
  • Sea Salt

See the recipe card for quantities.

Instructions

In a small bowl, combine the yogurt, chopped dill, minced garlic, lemon juiced, chopped capers, and sea salt.

Yogurt, chopped dill, minced garlic, minced capers, and salt in a glass bowl.

Stir till fully combined.

Dill sauce in a glass bowl with a black spatula.

Serve immediately or save for up to 4 days in the refrigerator.

More Seafood Sauce Recipes

Try some of our other favorite seafood sauces.

  • Remoulade - the perfect sauce for dipping, made with lots of flavorful ingredients like horseradish and Old Bay seasoning
  • Cajun Butter Sauce for Seafood - a wonderful buttery sauce with Cajun seasoning
  • Seafood Sauce Recipe - a flavorful comination of mayo, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce
  • Cocktail Sauce - a tangy sauce with ketchup, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, and black pepper
  • Homemade Tartar Sauce - this tangy and flavorful cream sauce is amazing on fish and shrimp

Substitutions & Variations

Want to change some ingredients? Here are some possible options.

  • Fresh Herbs - if you'd like, you can add additional fresh herbs to this recipe - chopped parsley or chives can be quite nice!
  • Citrus Zest - you can add lemon zest or lime zest to this sauce if you'd like an extra citrusy kick.
  • Dried Dill - in a pinch you can use dried dill for this recipe (although it does end up having a different texture) - use 1 ½ tablespoons of dried dill in place of the fresh dill.

Storage

Extra sauce can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days in an airtight container.

Tips for Making this Recipe

Preparation Tips - if you want to thin the sauce you can add a few tablespoons of warm water or a tablespoon of olive oil. This is a great option if you'd like to drizzle it over salmon fillets.

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Yield: Yields a little over a cup

Dill Sauce

Dill sauce in a small white bowl next to salmon patties.

This flavorful dill sauce recipe is a perfect match for seafood!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup fresh dill, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon capers, minced
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the yogurt, chopped dill, minced garlic, lemon juice, chopped capers, and sea salt.
  2. Stir till fully combined.
  3. Serve immediately or save for up to 4 days in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 25Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 225mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 4g
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