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Grilled Salmon w/Cucumber Dill Sauce

Grilled salmon is my favorite fish recipe.  I like the flavor of it, how easy it is to prepare, and how healthy it is.  The cucumber dill sauce here only makes it better!  

The salmon is seasoned simply for the grill.  The cucumber sauce is mellow and refreshing with a little crunch.  I have used both fresh dill and dried dill, and I’ve used Vidalia onion slices as well as red onion, it doesn’t matter.  It’s the combination of it all with sour cream, vinegar and seasonings that makes for a dish good enough for company.

Bill gave this dinner a rave review and I seconded it!

It’s simply good summer-time eating!

Grilled Salmon w/Cucumber Dill Sauce

Ingredients for salmon:

4 salmon fillets

2 tablespoons olive oil

Salt and seasoned pepper

1 teaspoon fennel seeds

For cucumber sauce:

½ cup sour cream

3 tablespoons chopped dill

1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

1 cucumber (2 cups) thinly sliced

½ cup red onion, thinly sliced

Salt and seasoned pepper, to taste


Preheat grill to medium-low heat.

Season salmon with salt and pepper.

Scatter fennel seeds over salmon and press in so they do not fall off during grilling.

Drizzle with olive oil.

Place on grill and cook about 5 minutes per side, turning once.

Meanwhile, whisk together sour cream, dill and vinegar.

Add cucumbers and onion.

Season with salt and pepper, and mix well.

Serve salmon with cucumber sauce.



  1. Pam, That is a fine looking entree! I like salmon but we've never gotten into cooking fish at home... We need to face this challenge as we both like fish! Thanks and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  2. Salmon is one of our main go-to fish and you're right - cucumber dill sauce is a wonderful accompaniment. Sure looks like summer at your house.

  3. Salmon take a lot of beating. We had barbecued salmon while in Portugal and our host cooked it to perfection. Hope all is well Diane

  4. I knew you would have a great dish on here today!! Grilled Salmon is so good, and look what you did to make it even better..... The cucumber dish adds so much flavor....PERFECT!!

  5. I think this could be a hit here:)
    Thank you~

  6. I grilled salmon tonight for dinner! Now I'm wishing I had read your post earlier as your cucumber dill sauce would have been the perfect accompaniment!

  7. I love grilled salmon. This cucumber dill sauce would be wonderful with grilled salmon. I am going to have to try this, yum.

  8. Our favorite!! We were lucky enough to snag a Copper River salmon last month at Costco. What a treat! I roasted it in the oven but imagine it would have been delicious on the grill.


  9. I've been thinking about salmon lately and this may have pushed me over the edge - looks delicious.

  10. This looks delicious! And the dill sauce looks perfect with the salmon! Yummy meal!

  11. We've been low-carbing it in this house since March. This is a perfect summer meal and let's me stick to "the plan." Will be making this soon.

  12. Salmon on the grill is so good! Pam, it looks yummy & a great easy dinner. :)

  13. That looks like such a perfect meal for summer...such a cool and refreshing sauce!

  14. Hi Pam,
    I really need to get me some good Salmon and try it on the grill. That sauce looks amazing, I think I could eat it "straight" out of the bowl:) Thanks for sharing, Pam...

  15. I love grilled salmon Pam and this look absolutely delicious!!

  16. God day Pam ! Boy oh boy, love your dressing sauce very much. Bookmarked for later use. Thanks!
    Hope you're having a fabulous day.
    blessings, Kristy


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