Grilled Salmon with Yogurt Dill Sauce and Asparagus

Grilled Salmon with Yogurt Dill Sauce and Asparagus, a healthy and delicious low-calorie and low-carb dinner that is ready in well under 15 minutes. Super easy to make, this easy salmon fillet recipe is a great addition to your Easter menu.

Overhead shoot of a white plate with a salmon fillet topped with yogurt dill sauce, grilled asparagus on the side and a small bowl with more sauce

There is no secret that I prefer salmon over other fish. It’s super easy to cook, and goes wonderfully well with so many dishes.

And it hardly requires any spices to bring out the flavour, since it’s anything but bland, unlike some white fish that can be a tad boring unless cooked with some sauce or spices.

Now, that’s not to say we can’t make this salmon extra yummy by serving it with a fantastic dill and yogurt sauce, absolutely refreshing, and jam-packed with flavours.

Fish in general makes a beautiful pair with dill and lemon. Add some yogurt + sour cream, and you have the dream team here.

And, because I am a big fan of garlic, I added some for good measure. It can only make things so much better, right?

If you choose to grill the asparagus as well, grill it first before the salmon is grilled. The salmon tends to leave the grill rather messy, and fish-smelling.

Collage of 2 ohotos, on the left side asparagus tips on a grill pan, on the right side, a salmon fillet on a grill pan

How to grill a salmon fillet

Whether you use a grill pan or a proper grill, salmon fillets can be tricky to grill, mainly because they tend to stick badly to the grill.

The best way is to oil well the grill beforehand, this really helps with any kind of grill.

Since we use the dill yogurt sauce, a marinade is not really necessary. I only seasoned the fillets with salt and pepper, and drizzled over lemon juice once they were ready.

Salmon cooks really quickly, but if the fillet is thick, it might still be raw in the middle if placed over a high heat. So, better have it on a medium heat on the grill pan.

Otherwise the sides are overdone, and can’t be left for too long on the grill.

I chose to remove the skin from the salmon fillets I used, but if you keep them on, grill the fillets skin up first.

Overehead shoot of a blue bowl with yogurt dill sauce, fresh dill and half a lemon on the side

How do you make a dill yogurt sauce for salmon?

This sauce is the ready in less than 2 minutes, and it’s the best sauce you can possibly ask for. It’s full of flavours, healthy, and so much better than any ready-made heavy sauces.

The Greek yogurt works best here, it’s silky, and has the perfect texture. I added some sour cream too, and that make the sauce extra creamy, but can be omitted if you wish.

The amount of ingredients I used are enough for 2 salmon fillets, so increase the amounts if you cook more salmon. What we need here:

  • Greek yogurt
  • sour cream
  • olive oil
  • lemon juice
  • minced garlic
  • fresh dill

Combine everything, and job done! That’s your sauce ready for these fantastic salmon fillets.

For more salmon fillet recipes, why not try Pan-Seared Salmon Fillet with Brussels Sprout Pomegranate Salad? Or maybe Salmon Pasta Salad (No Mayo)?

Half of a white plate with a grilled salmon fillet topped with yogurt dill sauce, grilled asparagus on the side, a fork and a bowl of sauce

If you’ve liked my GRILLED SALMON WITH DILL YOGURT SAUCE or any other recipe on the blog then don’t forget to rate the recipe and let me know how you got on in the comments below, I love hearing from you! You can also FOLLOW ME on FACEBOOKINSTAGRAM and PINTEREST to see more delicious food and what I’m getting up to.

5 from 1 vote
Overhead shoot of a white plate with a grilled salmon fillet topped with yogurt dill sauce, grilled asparagus on the side and a small bowl of more sauce
Grilled Salmon with Yogurt Dill Sauce and Asparagus
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Grilled Salmon with Yogurt Dill Sauce and Asparagus, a healthy and delicious low-carb dinner that is ready in well under 15 minutes. Super easy to make, this easy salmon fillet recipe is a great addition to your Easter menu.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: International
Keyword: easter recipes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 279 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
Ingredients
  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • a pinch of salt and pepper
For the dill sauce
  • 3 tbsp Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped finely
To serve:
  • a bunch of asparagus tips
  • a few slices of lemons
Instructions
  1. Oil the grill pan, then heat it up on a medium heat.

    Grill the asparagus tips, about 3-4 minutes on each side, then transfer to a plate.

  2. Season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper, and place them on the grill.

  3. Depending on their thickness, the salmon fillets should be ready in about 2-3 minutes on each side.

  4. Use a spatula to carefully flip them onto the other side, they can easily break.

  5. Remove from the heat, and drizzle the lemon juice over.

  6. To make the sauce, combine all the ingredients together, and top each salmon fillet.

  7. Serve with the grilled asparagus and extra lemon juice if needed.

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Salmon with Yogurt Dill Sauce and Asparagus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 279 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 97mg 32%
Sodium 88mg 4%
Potassium 864mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 36g 72%
Vitamin A 2.1%
Vitamin C 2.3%
Calcium 5.2%
Iron 7.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

You Might Also Like

No Comments

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: