Sides and Sauces

5 Ingredient Easy Lemon Dill Sauce

This lemon dill sauce is perfect on just about anything! Both gluten free and dairy free, the lemon and fresh dill is a flavor combo that will add a wow factor to any dish.

Lemon Dill Sauce

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Sauce Perfection

I love a good sauce. You could say I’m a little addicted. Sometimes I eat things just for the sauce. It’s like whatever I’m eating is really just a vehicle to get the sauce into my mouth.

I’m sure I’m not the only one! Awhile back we received a Hello Fresh meal that had what they called a homemade tartar sauce (we get Hello Fresh occasionally if they have gluten free options that week- you can read about it HERE).

Anyways, it wasn’t so much of a tartar sauce, as a sauce with mayo, fresh dill, and bit of cucumber. It was good, but it got me thinking how I could make it better. We were having tempura fried fish for dinner and I wanted a sauce to go with it. Thus Lemon Dill Sauce was born. This stuff is seriously good on anything. Even to dip french fries in. Or eat with a spoon. Whatever you like! Plus, there is no cooking required for this Lemon Dill Sauce!Lemon Dill Sauce

Lemon Dill Sauce

I originally created this sauce to go with my Tempura Fish and then I used it on a Lemon Dill Panko Crusted Salmon and it was the bomb. I have mostly used it for fish at this point, but don’t be surprised if you see it popping up on other things soon (the Tempura Fish and Panko Crusted Salmon will be up soon!)

It doesn’t get much better than this sauce. Plus it literally takes less than 5 minutes and 5 ingredients!

Pro Tips

 Zest

Lemon zest gives the sauce a brightness that the juice by itself doesn’t. I use this Microplane.  I got it on Amazon and have been using it for years, it’s only about 10.00 and I use it ALL the time. With prime, you can have it by the weekend! If you don’t have Amazon Prime you can Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial.

Lemon Juice

Fresh lemon juice will always be better than the bottled, and since you need the zest go ahead and splurge on that lemon (ours have been a bit pricey lately, but maybe yours are cheaper- but it’s still worth it!)

Garlic

There is about 1 1/2 teaspoons of jarred minced garlic (I tend to be lazy in this area), but if you are using fresh, you may need a little less.

Double the recipe, double the deliciousness

Consider doubling the recipe! It’s perfect for myself and my husband, but if you have people at your house who like to drench their food in sauce (like I do!) go ahead and double it!

You are going to love this recipe! It’s one of those amazingly delicious things that will be a staple. Be sure to come back and check out my Tempura Fish and Panko Crusted Salmon this week!

Do you have a go to sauce that you can’t live without? Let us know in the comments!

Lemon Dill Sauce

Lemon Dill Sauce
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This lemon dill sauce is perfect on just about anything! Both gluten and dairy free, the lemon and fresh dill is a flavor combo that will add a wow factor to any dish.


  • 1/3 cup gluten free mayo
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons minced dill
  • salt to taste

  1. Mix all ingredients together well.
  2. Refrigerate until ready to use.

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30 Comments

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    Billy
    November 30, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    This sauce is so delicious. I love it on fish and even on sandwiches. Thank you for this recipe!

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    Mykee
    November 10, 2017 at 9:33 am

    Love gluten free recipes! Also this looks so yummy!

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    Heidi
    November 7, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    Made this tonight for family and freinds at a fish fry. It was a hit!
    Thank you, so tasty and refreshing with the fried fish.
    Will certainly use this recipe again.
    Thank you

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      Amanda
      November 7, 2017 at 11:32 pm

      So glad you loved it! It is one of our favorites as well!

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    Sharon @ What The Fork
    July 14, 2017 at 10:21 am

    Now I want some fish and chips to eat with this sauce!

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    Abra
    July 9, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    There isn’t any dill in the recipe??? Oops!

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    Jereann Zann
    July 6, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    This sounds delicious! And I love the idea of pairing it with lemon dill panko crusted salmon!!

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    Barbara
    July 5, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    Yum, Amanda. I’m thinking about a nice flounder with this sauce. 🙂

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    Caroline
    July 5, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    We love fish in our house, this would be a perfect accompaniment with it 🙂

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    Ashley Millar
    July 5, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    I LOVE anything lemon! This seems so summery and fresh!

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    Rachel
    July 5, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    I absolutely LOVE dill sauce! And this looks delicious!!!

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    Ayanna @ 21FlavorsofSplendor
    July 5, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    This sounds like the perfect summertime dip! I love how lemon can add a burst of flavor to anything.

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    Jenna Urben
    July 5, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    This sounds great! I’m egg-free as well, but I bet vegan mayo would work juts fine. Thanks for sharing

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    Jessica Lam
    July 5, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    Wow, I love how easy this is to make! I feel like sauce is what makes any meal delicious – for me anyway!

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    leslie
    July 5, 2017 at 9:39 am

    I use a similar recipe for my pan seared salmon. Delish! I don’t add garlic though, I’ll try it out next time!

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    kim
    July 5, 2017 at 9:21 am

    Great recipe. I have loads of dill and no idea how to use it.

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    Trish
    July 5, 2017 at 7:52 am

    Oh yes!! I will for sure be making this for my tilapia next time. Yum Yum!

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    S.R
    July 5, 2017 at 7:49 am

    This sounds really good! I love a good sauce…

  • Reply
    Alisa Fleming
    July 4, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    We make a similar recipe but more as a dressing. My husband loves all things dills, so I know he would love your version, too!

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    Andrea
    July 4, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    This looks so mouthwatering zesty!!! Definitely making this tomorrow!!! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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    Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen
    July 4, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    This sounds so light and fresh. My husband and I love lemon and dill, so this would be a huge hit! It would be great with a nice piece of fresh fish.

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    Harmony, Momma To Go
    July 4, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    This sounds really good! I love sauces too! I love fancied up mayos!

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    Latasha | Arts and Budgets
    July 4, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    I love the flavor lemon and this looks and sounds super yummy! 🙂

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    Jen
    July 4, 2017 at 11:33 am

    I love a good sauce too! Can’t wait to try this with some salmon!

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    Brian Jones
    July 4, 2017 at 1:19 am

    Those flavours all sound perfect together, lemon and garlic really are a great match.

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    Diana
    July 3, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    All of my favourite ingredients in the dip! lemon, mayo, dill and garlic yum!

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    Elizabeth
    July 3, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    I LOVE dill sauce! It’s a must on fish, but I also use it as a veggie dip all the time.

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    Anjali
    July 3, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    love lemon and dill together!

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    Jagruti
    July 3, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    We love dill and find any excuse to eat it..this sauce sounds delicious!

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    Kassidy
    July 3, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    This sounds delicious! Definitely gonna have to give it a try!

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