This Salmon with Dill Sauce is so simple and easy, yet full of delicious flavor. Bake it in the oven,with asparagus in under 30 minutes! A healthy, spring-inspired dinner, perfect for busy weeknights when time is short. Video.

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Fresh salmon need not be fussy or complicated -it has the best flavor even when prepared simply.  Here it’s baked on a sheet pan with tender asparagus and served with a dollop of tasty dill sauce. A fast, easy sheet-pan dinner that comes together in about 30 minutes, perfect for busy weeknights!

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Salmon and asparagus on a sheet pan.

Ingredient Notes

  • Salmon: Opt for wild salmon whenever possible. Thicker cuts like king salmon work best here! Atlantic salmon works in a pinch too- but always look for antibiotic-free and sustainably raised salmon without dyes.
  • Asparagus: Asparagus pairs nicely, but other veggies work too! Green beans, broccolini, zucchini, etc.
  • Yogurt: In this Dill sauce, we use yogurt; you could also swap out sour cream or creme fraise, slightly watered down.
  • Dill- Fresh Dill is a “must” and you’ll need loads!
  • Lemon – Fresh lemon and its zest adds a lovely brightness.
Salmon with Dill Sauce and Asparagus

Salmon with Dill Sauce (Instructions)

Step One: Preheat the oven to 375F and season the asparagus. Toss asparagus with olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic and lemon zest.

prepping the asparagus

Step two: Place asparagus on a parchment-lined sheet pan.

seasoning the salmon

Step Three:  Nestle in the salmon and drizzle generously with olive oil, then sprinkle with salt, pepper and lemon zest.

arranging on the sheet pan

Step four: Bake!  Depending on how thick of salmon you are using, this can take anywhere from 8-16 minutes.

Salmon Dill Sauce

While the salmon is baking in the oven, whisk together the Salmon Dill Sauce! 

salmon dill sauce ingredients.

To make the Salmon Dill sauce, whisk together whole-fat yogurt, garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper, and lemon zest. Add the chopped dill and parsley and stir it in.

making salmon dill sauce

The dill sauce is perfect for salmon…so fresh, light and springy!

salmon dill sauce

To serve, garnish the salmon with fresh herbs, and a squeeze of lemon juice if you like. Serve with the asparagus and Salmon Dill Sauce.

What to serve with Salmon and Dill Sauce

This recipe for Baked Salmon with Asparagus and Dill Sauce is so simple and easy, yet full of delicious flavor. Bake in the oven, on a sheet-pan in under 30 minutes! A healthy, spring-inspired dinner, perfect for busy weeknights when time is short. 

A simple healthy meal that allows the flavor of the fresh salmon and spring asparagus to shine through. Hope you enjoy this easy dinner idea as much as we do!

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Salmon With Dill Sauce

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  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: dinner idea, salmon recipe, fish, main, 30 minute meal
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Salmon with Dill Sauce and asparagus, an easy sheet-pan dinner that is easy to make, full of flavor, and light and healthy!


Units Scale
  • 1 large bunch of asparagus
  • 23 tablespoons olive oil (divided)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 12 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • lemon zest from one lemon (divided)
  • 11 1/4 lb salmon filet (or 4 smaller filets)

Salmon Dill Sauce

  • 1/2 cup plain whole-fat yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced (use a garlic press)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped dill
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley (optional)
  • squeeze of lemon to taste
  • cracked pepper to taste

Optional Garnish: Lemon wedge, fresh dill,


  1. Preheat oven to 375F
  2. Trim the tough ends off the asparagus and toss in a bowl with a light drizzle of olive oil, garlic,  salt and pepper to taste. Place in a single layer on a parchment-lined sheet pan.
  3. Nestle the salmon in the among asparagus and drizzle generously with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and sprinkle everything with 1/2 of the lemon zest  (saving the remaining zest for the yogurt sauce).
  4. Place in the preheated 375F oven for 16-20 minutes, adjusting time, depending on the thickness of the salmon, and broiling for the last couple minutes if you like. (This piece was 1 ½ inch thick and took 16 minutes, plus 2 minutes to broil) for salmon cooked to medium. If cooking smaller salmon pieces, they may take less time, so check earlier and remove if needed,  allowing asparagus to cook longer if necessary.
  5. While Salmon is baking, Make the Yogurt Dill Sauce: Place all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk with a fork. Add a squeeze of lemon juice and some cracked pepper if you like. Garlic flavor will mellow as it sits.
  6. Divide Salmon and asparagus among plates, top with a little yogurt dill sauce, and garnish with a sprig of dill if you like. Serve with a lemon wedge.


King Salmon is a nice option here because it has a higher oil content (verses sockeye) which means it won’t dry out as easily if overcooked.


  • Serving Size: 4 ounce salmon with 2 tablespoons dill sauce and 1 cup asparagus
  • Calories: 252
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Sodium: 103.1 mg
  • Fat: 13.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.1 g
  • Fiber: 2.9 g
  • Protein: 27.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 56.1 mg

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