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Creamy Herb Grilled Salmon

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, Washington
  • 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


  • In a small bowl, mix the first eight ingredients. Brush skin side of salmon with oil.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
3 ounces cooked salmon: 325 calories, 25g fat (7g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 379mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 20g protein.

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  • suefalk
    Oct 1, 2018

    Fantastic! The sauce was delicious, but I added a squeeze of fresh lemon to break up the fattiness of the sour cream and ranch dressing.

  • xlsalbums
    Apr 30, 2018

    This is an easy recipe! I love grilling and the herb sauce was very tasty! I will make this again.

  • Corwin44
    Mar 6, 2017

    This was great. I used 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup of ranch and 1/4 cup of sourcream. I also used green onion instead of chives because I didn't have chives. This sauce was so good. We served the salmon with risotto cakes and asparagus and used some of the leftover sauce on the risotto cakes. I also loved that this meal came together super quick and easy.

  • gina.kapfhamer
    Mar 6, 2017

    A simple dinner, easy to impress with! This recipe is definitely in my go-to list of healthy meals.

  • justmbeth
    Feb 25, 2017

    Delicious! I made with fresh parsley and chives but 4 tsps dried dill.

  • mzgrinder
    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
    Aug 26, 2015

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

  • misscleocat
    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
    Jul 13, 2014


  • KarenKeefe
    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!