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Creamy dill sauce is the perfect addition to salmon patties, baked fish, and more. With a sour cream base, a squeeze of lemon juice, and plenty of fresh dill, it gives an instant upgrade to so many dishes!

bowl full of lemon dill sauce

Sometimes you just need the perfect sauce to bring a dish together, and this creamy dill sauce fits the bill for so many recipes. I love it with homemade salmon patties or smoked salmon, but it’s also a great alternative to tartar sauce for dipping fish sticks. 

You can spoon this lemony dill sauce over baked fish fillets, but your options aren’t limited to seafood. It will amp up the flavor in mashed potatoes, or you can spoon it over baked or roasted potatoes. It would make a beautiful sauce for grilled chicken or lamb burgers, too, you can use it as a dip for cucumbers and celery, or try it on oven-roasted carrots.

So many possibilities here!

close up top down view of lemon dill sauce served in a white bowl with a silver spoon

Lemon Dill Sauce Recipe

Not counting the salt and pepper, you only need 4 ingredients to make this dill sauce, and it’s the perfect way to use up dill you’re growing in the garden—or if you buy dill for another recipe and have leftovers sitting in the fridge. (Doesn’t that always happen with fresh herbs?!)

The dill is definitely the star of the show here, adding that one-of-a-kind fresh flavor to this sauce. This is balanced with the bright citrus flavor of lemon, and the tangy sour cream.

ingredients to make lemon dill sauce

Ingredients

See recipe card below this post for ingredient quantities and full instructions.

  • Sour cream – You can substitute plain Greek yogurt, if you prefer.
  • Dijon
  • Lemon juice – Use freshly squeezed lemon juice, not the bottled kind.
  • Fresh dill – I wouldn’t use dried dill in this recipe; the flavor just doesn’t compare!
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
steps to make lemon dill sauce

How to Make Dill Sauce

1. Combine the Ingredients

Place all of the ingredients in a small bowl. Whisk to combine.

2. Season and Serve

Taste the sauce and add salt and pepper.

spoonful of lemon dill sauce

How to Store Leftover Dill Sauce

Any leftover dill sauce can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Give it a good stir before you serve it.

top down view of lemon dill sauce served in a white bowl with a silver spoon

FAQs

What is dill sauce made of?

Dill sauce is typically made with a sour cream or mayo base, and then has fresh dill, lemon juice, and Dijon mustard added to it for flavor. Some recipes also include garlic, while others are made with Greek yogurt.

Can you freeze creamy dill sauce?

Yes, you can freeze dill sauce! Just place it in a freezer-safe container and pop it in the freezer for up to 3 months. Let it thaw in the fridge when you’re ready to use it.

What foods go well with dill?

Dill goes well with fish, potatoes, chicken, and vegetables. It’s a key ingredient in dill pickles, and a supporting player in many recipes for egg salad, potato salad, or macaroni salad

What does dill sauce taste like?

Dill sauce has a fresh, lemony flavor with a slight tang from the sour cream. The dill is the star of this recipe, adding a unique flavor that really elevates simple dishes.

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Dill Sauce

Creamy dill sauce is the perfect addition to salmon patties, baked fish, and more. With a sour cream base, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, and plenty of fresh dill, it gives an instant upgrade to so many dishes!
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Cuisine: American
Author: Kasey Schwartz
Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients  

  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 ½ tbsp dijon
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill chopped
  • kosher salt & black pepper to taste

Instructions 

  • Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Season to taste.

Nutrition

Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 199IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 0.1mg
Keyword: dill sauce, dipping sauce
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About Kasey Schwartz

Hi, I’m Kasey, Founder of All Things Mamma – where I am dishing up family favorite recipes that are easy to make with simple, everyday ingredients. Plus – tips and tricks for living your best life!

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