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Creamy Herb Grilled Salmon Recipe

Creamy Herb Grilled Salmon Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional 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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Corwin44 User ID: 7541400 263153
Reviewed 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 User ID: 8717427 263134
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2017

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

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 261806
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2017

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

mzgrinder User ID: 6418368 252046
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2016 Edited Dec. 9, 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 User ID: 1929928 231854
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2015

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

misscleocat User ID: 257578 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 User ID: 6334849 115035
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2014


KarenKeefe User ID: 2062961 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 User ID: 2649709 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 User ID: 3651843 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 User ID: 446601 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 User ID: 797539 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 User ID: 468341 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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