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Pan Poached Salmon with Cucumber Lemon Dill Sauce

Pan Poached Salmon with Cucumber Lemon Dill Sauce

Healthy and Delicious Salmon Gently Pan Poached with Lemon and Dill

Course Healthy Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Salmon with Yogurt Dill Sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 384 kcal
Author DinnerPlanner


  • 4 salmon filets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium lemon
  • salt & pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill

Cucumber Lemon Dill Sauce

  • 1 small cucumber, peeled and chopped into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt, plain
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar


  1. To make the Dill Sauce: Blend everything with the exception of cucumber. Once the sauce is blended, stir in the cucumber. Cover and refrigerate for about 30 minutes. Spoon over cooked fish.

  2. Lightly sprinkle a little lemon, salt, pepper and dried dill on top of each piece of salmon. Heat oil in a large frying pan. Add salmon filets to the pan skin side down.

  3. Cook for about 2 minutes.
  4. Pour 1/2 cup of water in the skillet along with 3 slices of lemon cut into small pieces.

  5. Bring to a light simmer: cover and reduce heat slightly.

  6. Cook for 10-14 minutes depending on thickness of  fish.

Nutrition Facts
Pan Poached Salmon with Cucumber Lemon Dill Sauce
Amount Per Serving (4 g)
Calories 384 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 100mg33%
Sodium 329mg14%
Potassium 904mg26%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 110IU2%
Vitamin C 2.2mg3%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.