Herb-Crusted Baked Salmon with Lemon-Dill Sauce

By Danielle Dolin

by Danielle Dolin

As the joyous celebrations of Thanksgiving settle, usher in the day after with a lighter and healthier approach to your meals. Our Herb-Crusted Baked Salmon featuring a zesty Lemon-Dill Sauce offers a delicious alternative for those looking to continue the festive spirit without the heaviness of traditional leftovers. Packed with omega-3 fatty acids and bursting with vibrant flavors, this dish is a delightful post-Thanksgiving choice that keeps your commitment to well-being intact.


For the Herb-Crusted Baked Salmon:

  • 4 salmon fillets (about 6 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Lemon wedges for serving

For the Lemon-Dill Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, chopped parsley, dried thyme, dried rosemary, salt, and black pepper to create the herb crust.
  3. Place the salmon fillets on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  4. Brush the herb crust mixture over the top of each salmon fillet, ensuring an even coating.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 12-15 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.
  6. While the salmon is baking, prepare the Lemon-Dill Sauce. In a bowl, combine Greek yogurt, lemon zest, chopped dill, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper. Mix well until smooth and well combined.
  7. Once the salmon is done, remove it from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes.
  8. Serve the Herb-Crusted Baked Salmon on a platter, drizzled with the refreshing Lemon-Dill Sauce. Garnish with additional fresh dill and lemon wedges.
  9. Enjoy this heart-healthy and flavorful salmon dish as the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving feast.

Our Herb-Crusted Baked Salmon with Lemon-Dill Sauce offers a delectable departure from traditional Thanksgiving fare, presenting a lighter and heart-healthy option for your holiday celebration. With its succulent herb-infused crust and a zesty yogurt-based sauce, this salmon dish is sure to satisfy both your taste buds and your commitment to well-being. This Thanksgiving, savor the joy of a festive meal that nourishes your body and delights your senses.

Danielle Dolin is a prolific writer and serves as the Managing Editor at the Christian News Journal. A dedicated mother of four daughters, she calls Southern Arizona home. Danielle’s passion for journalism extends beyond her professional role; she imparts her knowledge to homeschool students as a dedicated teacher. In her cherished moments of respite, you can find her engrossed in the pages of books or engaged in the world of video games. Her multifaceted life is a testament to her commitment to family, education, and her unwavering love for storytelling.

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