Salmon with creamy dill sauce


Salmon was something I avoided for the first 25 years of my life. I hated eating fish with a passion! The texture, the taste, the smell, everything about it turned my stomach. I knew it was healthy for me, but I just. couldn’t. do. it. I’m so glad I got over so many of my picky eating habits because this baked salmon with creamy dill sauce is now one of our favorite meals!

There simply came a day when I was finally receptive to change (infertility will do that to you!) and I knew that including quality fish in my diet was needed for me to help bring my body back to health. So I started to make myself eat it once every couple of months. Before I knew it my taste buds seemed to be changing and I didn’t mind it so much, though I couldn’t say I “liked” it quite yet.

Years later I love salmon, especially the fresh wild caught salmon that I can get for only a few weeks in the summer. I normally cook it quite simply, just butter, salt, and pepper. Which is rather boring I must say, but I was always apprehensive to ruin a cut of meat that cost $20.00! I once tried a dish that my friend Jodi Michelle made for me and while I loved it, it didn’t go over well with Todd. I totally loved it, but I don’t like cooking a big dinner for one.

A few weeks ago I really wanted to use some of the fresh herbs in my garden along with a fabulous fillet of salmon I had just picked up so I spent some time googling recipes and ingredients and finally came up with a dish that I really liked, though very different from what I’d always done.

Salmon with creamy dill sauce

This dish has a rich flavor and is an amazing way to vary the way we serve salmon. Pair it with a baked sweet potato, roasted root vegetables or crispy potato bake and sauteed kale and onions for a nice well-rounded meal.

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Salmon with creamy dill sauce

Baked salmon kicked up a notch!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked salmon
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 556kcal
Author: Donielle


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp fresh thyme chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh basil chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh oregano chopped
  • 2 tsp fresh dill chopped
  • 1/3 tsp salt to taste
  • 1/8 tsp pepper to taste
  • 1 lb salmon fillet


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together the mayo, mustard, thyme, basil, and oregano and half of the dill until well combined. Salt and pepper to taste. (I started with 1/3 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp pepper)
  • Place the salmon on a baking sheet. If you don't like to eat the skin, remove it before preparing!
  • Cover the salmon with the prepared dressing, sprinkle with the remaining dill, and bake for about 20 minutes, or until the fish is baked through and flakes with a fork.


Calories: 556kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 834mg | Potassium: 595mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1.9% | Vitamin C: 0.4% | Calcium: 3.4% | Iron: 7.9%


Donielle Baker

Donielle Baker

owner and editor of Natural Fertility and Wellness at Natural Fertility and Wellness
I believe women can learn how to heal their bodies & balance their hormones through natural methods. An advocate for natural health, I have a passion for nourishing/real food nutrition and natural living. My personal background includes both infertility and miscarriage and I started Natural Fertility and Wellness in 2008 in order to share all of the information I found helpful in my journey to heal from PCOS and overcome infertility.
Donielle Baker
Donielle Baker
Donielle Baker
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  1. Stacy @Stacy Makes Cents

    That is just beautiful, Donielle! 🙂 And I’m with you – I haven’t embraced salmon until recently – so I’m trying to get my kids to love it early.
    Thanks for linking up to Trim Healthy Tuesday!

  2. Jessie Weaver

    This sounds so amazingly good. I don’t think my husband would eat it because of the mayo, but next time we have company … YUM!

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