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salmon with avocado dill sauce

Roasted Salmon with Avocado Dill Sauce

This roasted salmon with avocado dill sauce is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. Make dinner even easier by tossing in some veggies to cook alongside the fish. Simply drizzle veggies with some olive oil, sprinkle on a touch of sea salt, but be sure not to overcrowd the pan as the veggies need room for moisture to escape. The avocado dill sauce adds a delicious touch to the fish, veggies, and any side dishes such as plain potatoes or quinoa. 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Scandinavian
Servings 4


  • 2 teaspoons olive or avocado oil (plus extra for veggies)
  • 1 1/2 pounds salmon fillets
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher or sea salt (plus extra for sauce and veggies)
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek or Skyr yogurt
  • 1 whole avocado, ripe
  • 1/2 whole lemon, juiced
  • 3 tablespoons dill, chopped (or try parsley!)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced (or try 1 tablespoon of chopped chives)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  • While the oven is preheating, make the sauce by combining the yogurt, avocado, lemon, garlic, and dill in a mini food processor or blender. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time if too thick. Season to taste with salt and pepper and additional lemon or garlic.
  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and grease with 2 teaspoons of oil.
  • Season both sides of the salmon with salt and place on the parchment paper. Note: you can leave the salmon as a whole fillet or cut into portion-sized pieces--it will cook a little faster if cut, but in my opinion, it's easier to just leave it whole.
  • If desired, add additional veggies to the sheet pan. If they will need the same amount of time to cook, include them for the whole cooking time--as I did with the sliced fennel and zucchini in the photos. If they need less time, add them later in the cooking process--as I did with the frozen baby peas in the photos. (See recipe notes for more tips.)
  • Bake fish for 20-25 minutes, depending on size and thickness. Drizzle the sauce on top and serve or let everyone take their own sauce (recommended for family-style dinners). Enjoy! 


Veggie Side Suggestions
...for cooking alongside the salmon on the sheet pan:
Frozen petite peas - simply thaw and add during the last 4-5 minutes of cooking
Zucchini and/or yellow summer squash - slice thinly, drizzle with EVOO, sprinkle with sea salt, and cook alongside the salmon for 15 min to the whole duration
Fennel - slice fennel, drizzle with EVOO, sprinkle with salt, and cook alongside the salmon for the whole duration, ideally flipping over once
Broccoli - cut into bite-sized florets, toss with EVOO, sprinkle with salt, and cook alongside the salmon for the whole duration, tossing once
Asparagus - trim ends, toss with EVOO, sprinkle with salt, and cook alongside the salmon for the last 15 minutes of cooking
Keyword family dinner, mercury, omega-3's, salmon, seafood