This cold buttermilk dill sauce makes a great vegetable dip, salad dressing or condiment for fish. It's especially good with salmon seasoned with this salmon brown sugar rub!
Recipe ingredients and notes:
- The characteristic buttermilk flavor in this sauce is intensified by a little bit of sour cream, mayonnaise, salt and lemon juice.
- Onion powder adds great flavor and umami and works exceptionally well with the fresh dill flavor in this recipe.
- I don't recommend substituting dried dill (dill weed) for the fresh dill in this recipe. Dill weed works great in dry seasonings (like this dill garlic spice blend) but its flavor suffers when it's rehydrated with liquid.
How to make the sauce:
See full ingredients & instructions in the recipe card below!
Step 1. Add all ingredients to a bowl.
Step 2. Whisk until well combined and smooth. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
How to serve it:
Serve the sauce cold as a dip for vegetables, use as a salad dressing or as a condiment for grilled or broiled salmon fillets.
How to store it:
Store the sauce in an airtight container in the fridge.
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Buttermilk Dill Sauce
- measuring cups and spoons
- knife and cutting board
- ½ cup buttermilk
- 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh dill* (you need about two 8-inch sprigs or an equivalent amount for that)
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons sour cream
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon lemon juice
- Add all ingredients to a bowl and whisk until well combined. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
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