I am absolutely loving this beautiful weather, and with the warm spring temperatures comes the two G’s: Grilling and Greens. Our garden is booming with leafy greens such as spinach, arugula, and leaf lettuces, not to mention the greens we also got from our CSA! What to do but make a new recipe that will combat this excellent problem to have.
How about a grilled salmon recipe with a delicious sauce served over a bead of fresh tender leafy greens? I’ll take that on a Tuesday night! Sometimes to spice up your meal you just need a flavorful yet simple rub and sauce, and they’re a lot easier to whip up than you may think. I like using Salmon for this recipe but almost any fish will work.
Eating healthy doesn’t have to be bland and boring…enjoy your healthy real foods!
For the lemon garlic dill sauce I use my homemade plain yogurtand it is super simple to whip together. Homemade yogurt is generally tolerated even by those with dairy intolerance; however, for a dairy-free option, you can substitute a dairy-free plain yogurt or blended ripe avocado and olive oil in place of the yogurt.
Grilled Salmon with Lemon Yogurt Dill Sauce
2 wild caught salmon filets (4-6 oz each)
Fish Seasoning Rub
1/4 tsp. Himalayan or sea salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. mustard powder
1/8 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. olive oil (extra virgin)
1/2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
For the sauce
1/2 cup plain yogurt (Greek style)
1 1/2 tsp. fresh dill (chopped)
3/4 tsp. garlic (minced)
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1/8 tsp. Himalayan or sea salt
1/8 tsp. black pepper
In a small dish, stir together all ingredients for the fish rub: salt, pepper, mustard powder, paprika, olive oil, garlic, and lemon juice.
Spread the rub evenly over each fish filet (leave skin on).
Grill over medium-low heat for 13-16 minutes, depending on thickness. (Fish should flake easily when finished without being dry)
Alternative cooking method: Pan fry with olive oil over medium-low heat. Cover and cook for 10-12 minutes or until cooked through
Prepare the sauce by whisking the dill, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in with the yogurt.
Drizzle over fish before serving.
My name is Laura and I am a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist in Westerville, Ohio. I am passionate about using holistic practices to help people lose weight and heal chronic disorders with food. My services include customized nutrition counseling, meal plans, online nutrition counseling and lots of recipes! Contact me to schedule a consultation!