Pan-Seared Salmon with Dill Sauce

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 servings

Updated: Dec. 03, 2023
This is one of my husband's favorite recipes. Salmon is a go-to for busy nights because it cooks so quickly and goes with so many different flavors. The creamy dill sauce with cucumber tastes light and fresh. —Angela Spengler, Tampa, Florida


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 4 salmon fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cucumber
  • 1 teaspoon snipped fresh dill


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Sprinkle salmon with Italian seasoning and salt. Place in skillet, skin side down. Reduce heat to medium. Cook until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork, about 5 minutes on each side.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine yogurt, mayonnaise, cucumber and dill. Serve with salmon.
Health tip: This nutritious salmon dish provides about 2 grams of omega-3 fatty acids. Salmon is one of the best sources for this healthy fat.
Test Kitchen tips
  • Try the sauce with roasted or baked potatoes.
  • Keep an eye on the salmon. If the skillet gets too hot, the outside of the salmon will get too dark before it's cooked through.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 salmon fillet with 1/4 cup sauce: 366 calories, 25g fat (4g saturated fat), 92mg cholesterol, 349mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 31g protein. Diabetic exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2-1/2 fat.