Creamy Herb Grilled Salmon Recipe
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Creamy Herb Grilled Salmon Recipe

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I have a huge herb garden and love using herbs in almost everything I cook. Living in the Pacific Northwest, we eat a lot of wild-caught salmon, so I use fresh herbs in this moist and delicious grilled recipe. On cooler days, bake it instead. —Michelle Glassmeyer Wunsch, Bothell, WA
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh chives
  • 1/4 cup snipped fresh dill
  • 1/4 cup ranch salad dressing
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 salmon fillet (1 pound)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

Nutritional Facts

3 ounces cooked salmon: 325 calories, 25g fat (7g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 379mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0g fiber), 20g protein .


  1. In a small bowl, mix the first eight ingredients. Brush skin side of salmon with oil.
  2. Place salmon on a greased grill rack, skin side down; spread sour cream mixture over fish. Grill, covered, over medium heat 12-14 minutes or until salmon flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Creamy Herb Grilled Salmon in Simple & Delicious June/July 2013, p14

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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mzgrinder 252046
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2016

"Easy, quick and good. Maybe just me, (used to eating blackened salmon), but I thought the sauce was a little boring, need a bit more zip, but it was good."

Kimberly Hines 231854
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2015

"I broiled this, ended up burning it and it was still amazing."

misscleocat 125758
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2014

"This recipe is outstanding. I have made it several times now using my own fresh herbs. I love it so much that I have started additional pots of herbs and plan to freeze them so I can have this awesome salmon recipe all winter long."

No_Time_To_Cook 115035
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2014


KarenKeefe 196375
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2014

"I have been looking for a salmon recipe for the grill. This one is perfect! I did put the salmon in tinfoil, covered with the sauce, and also topped it with thinly sliced onions. Outstanding!"

annrms 125757
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2013

"Loved the herbed sauce! We cooked the salmon on a cedar plank with the sauce on top. Want to try the sauce with other types of fish! I will make this again..and again!"

kmarqui 198243
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2013

"Excellent sauce. While I'm not a huge fan of Salmon, this sauce was a great accent that made me a fan of this type of fish."

Beema 151671
Reviewed May. 30, 2013

"Outstanding flavor. I didn't have the fresh versions of chives, dill or parsley so I used the dried, letting them soften for a while in the sour cream. And, not having a grill, I did them under the broiler in my oven, and the fish was wonderful. I usually make my own tartar sauce, so this was a nice alternative, and one that I will use again."

Cook_aholic 187170
Reviewed May. 21, 2013

"This was really good and easy. Since I have to keep the sodium down, I used a little less Ranch dressing and a little more sour cream (just used a 3/4 cup measuring cup and put sour cream in first and finished off with the Ranch). I did not add salt but I did use more dill and chives. Really liked this because there is NO low sodium tartar except what I make myself and this made up for that."

SueCallahan 213021
Reviewed May. 20, 2013

"I will make this my new "regular"!! The sauce is like built-in tartar sauce. I use dried herbs, and let them marinate in the dressing at least 30 minutes. I also like to do the foil packet method of grilling (or baking). The salmon steams in its own juices, and is creamy/delicious!! Try it!!"

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