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Salmon with Yogurt Dill Sauce and Cucumber Feta Salad

Spread this deliciously creamy nonfat yogurt dill sauce over grilled or seared salmon. Serve it all with an easy, fresh cucumber feta salad for the ultimate healthy spring or summer meal!
Prep Time10 mins
marinade15 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Salad, sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cucumber feta salad, easy salmon recipe, salmon with yogurt dill sauce
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 350kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds salmon cut into 4 6-ounce filets (I like wild salmon, but use what you like)
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 lemons
  • 4 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup nonfat greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill or ¾ teaspoon dried dill
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder optional
  • 2 large cucumbers sliced extra thin
  • ½ large red onion sliced extra thin into rings
  • 2 ounces feta cheese about ½ cup
  • salt
  • pepper

Instructions

  • Place the salmon in a baking dish, sprinkle with the fresh garlic, season liberally with salt and pepper, squeeze the juice of half of one lemon over the top, and drizzle evenly with 2 teaspoons of olive oil. Cover the baking dish and place in the refrigerator to marinate for 15 minutes.
  • For the dill sauce, in a small bowl, whisk the yogurt, juice of half of a lemon (1 tablespoon), the dill, garlic powder, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Set aside to let the flavors blend. If you’re waiting longer than 15 minutes before using, cover and refrigerate.
  • For the cucumber feta salad, in a large bowl, combine the cucumber, onion, and feta. In a small bowl, whisk the juice of the remaining lemon (about 2 tablespoons), the remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Pour the dressing over the cucumber salad and toss to combine.
  • Remove the salmon from the refrigerator. Spray a large nonstick pan with an oil mister and heat the pan over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, add the salmon skin-side-down and cook, without moving, until the sides are cooked halfway up the filets, about 5 minutes. Flip and cook until the sides are fully cooked and the fish feels firm to the touch, about 4 minutes.

Notes

Salmon with Dill Sauce alone (no cucumber salad): Calories 258, Fat 16g, Carb 4g, Fiber 1g, Sugars 2g, Protein 25g
Cucumber Feta Salad alone: Calories 85, Fat 6g, Carb 7g, Fiber 1g, Sugars 0g, Protein 3g

Nutrition

Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 22g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g