Salmon & Cucumber Dill Sauce

This method for cooking salmon fillets couldn’t be easier. The sauce is delicious, but you can use any kind of sauce you like (tomato basil, Indian curry — get creative!). This dish is full of healthy omega-3 and is a super simple dinner that you can enjoy any day of the week. After preheating the oven, the whole entrée takes about 10 minutes from pan to table. Serve with a simple side salad for a healthy dinner.

 

~ Salmon Fillets With Creamy Cucumber Dill Sauce Recipe ~

Ingredients – Serves 2garlic2

  • 2 Fillets of Salmon, about 6 oz each
  • 1/2 cup of low fat Greek Yoghurt
  • 2 tsp of Dijon Mustard
  • Zest and Juice of 1/2 of a Lemon
  • 1 Clove of Garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp of Granulated Garlic
  • 2 Tbsp of Chopped Chives
  • 2 Tbsp of Chopped Dill
  • 1/2 of Cucumber, seeded and finely diced or grated
  • Salt and Black Pepper, to taste

Method

  1. In a bowl, mix together the yoghurt, mustard, lemon zest and juice, granulated garlic, fresh garlic, chives, dill, cucumber, salt and pepper, stir well, cover and refrigerate for about 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 475 degrees, brush the salmon with some oil, season with salt and pepper to taste and roast for 10 minutes, allow to cool to room temperature.
  3. When ready to serve, dollop some sauce over the salmon and serve along side some couscous.

Tips

  • Use skin-on salmon fillets because they tend to hold together better. Cooked salmon is flaky and delicate; the skin holds everything together till you’re ready to eat.
  • If the skin bothers you, just peel it off before serving – or simply use skinless fillets if you prefer.