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Creamy Cucumber-Dill Sauce for Fish

Creamy Cucumber-Dill Sauce for Fish keeps people coming back to Market Street Grill Restaurant in Salt Lake, and I love this sauce on fish. 

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People who’ve eaten at the Gastronomy Inc. Market Street Grill in Salt Lake know that this perfect Creamy Cucumber-Dill Sauce for Fish is one thing that keeps customers coming back. When I visited Market Street Grill Restaurant recently and saw they were giving out the sauce recipe, I knew I had to put it on the blog. (And I did meet the owners of the restaurant and they gave me permission to publish the recipe!)

And I loved that the sauce uses fresh dill, but you can use dried dill weed if you need to. It seems like every summer I get fixated on one particular herb, and this year it’s definitely dill. As soon as my dill plants sprout out a few feathery leaves, I snip them and make another dill-flavored recipe. And the latest thing I made with dill is this creamy cucumber-dill sauce that’s served at one of the best seafood restaurants in Utah.

Dill is commonly used with yogurt in sauces and salad dressing, but this recipe pairs the dill with equal parts of sour cream and mayo for a creamier sauce. I tried the famous Market Street Grill sauce out on my dad, step-mother, and sister, and they all thought it was great. At the restaurant this sauce is served with salmon, halibut, scallops, and fish and chips, but it would be good with most any type of seafood. And I’ve discovered this sauce is also delicious on Grilled Zucchini or Grilled Eggplant

What Kind of Dill Did I Use?

I’ve made the sauce with fresh dill as well as with the dried variety, which is called dill weed. The other usable part of the dill plant is the dried seeds which are a spice called dill seed. I love fresh dill in recipes, and Dill is fairly easy to grow, and can be planted in the fall for early dill next spring. And if you neglect your dill plant a little at the end of the garden season each year, it will happily drop enough seeds to guarantee a good supply of dill the following summer.

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More Delicious Things I’ve Made With Dill:

Double-Dill Homemade Tartar Sauce
Leftover Salmon Salad with Yogurt and Dill
Mashed Cauliflower With Cheese and Dill
Cucumber and Yogurt Salad with Feta and Dill
World’s Best Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

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Creamy Cucumber-Dill Sauce for Fish

Yield 12 servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes

Creamy Cucumber-Dill Sauce for Fish is one thing I love at Market Street Grill Restaurant in Salt Lake City!


  • 3 medium cucumbers
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 T chopped fresh dill (see notes)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 3 T fresh lemon juice (see notes)


  1. Peel cucumbers, cut in half lengthwise, and scrape out seeds with a sharp spoon.
  2. Cut cucumbers into chunks, then place in food processor and puree.
  3. Drain cucumbers in a fine-mesh colander, then press down with your hands to squeeze out as much water as you can.
  4. In a plastic bowl with a tight-fitting lid, mix together sour cream and mayonnaise.
  5. Stir in pureed cucumbers, dill, salt, pepper, and lemon juice.
  6. Chill for at least 4 hours before serving.


If you don't have fresh dill use 2 tsp. dried dill weed. I used my fresh-frozen lemon juice.

Nutritional information is based on 1/4 cup serving size, which is probably a generous serving for most people.

This recipe courtesy Market Street Grill Restaurant in Salt Lake City.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 171Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 220mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

If you make this recipe I'd love to hear how it turns out. Leave a star rating or share on social media with the hashtag #KALYNSKITCHEN, thanks!

Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Creamy Cucumber-Dill Sauce is a great dish for low-carb diet plans, and for any phase of the South Beach Diet. South Beach would prefer light sour cream and mayo, while other low-carb diets would prefer full-fat.

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    20 Comments on “Creamy Cucumber-Dill Sauce for Fish”

  1. I wish South Beach would start recommending full fat dairy products, but I haven't heard that. I know they recommend no fat-free due to increased sugar, but personally I think full-fat or low-fat are both okay.

  2. This looks wonderful. Can't wait to try it. Is the light mayo and light sour cream ok on phase 1? I thought we had to use full fat due to increased sugar. Thanks. Love your blog!

  3. I love when restaurants serve dill sauce with seafood. I definitely have to try this. Surely cucumber adds a refreshing taste. Thanks for sharing! =)

  4. That cucumber and dill sauce sounds really good.

  5. Natashya, I feel like a failure at growing fennel. My fennel still has really thin stems, not a bulb-like shape like I’m expecting. Maybe I’ll have to break down and just buy some fennel!

  6. Mmmm, I love salmon and I love dill. You can’t go wrong with this one! Great for summer.
    ps, have you made anything with fennel yet this summer?

  7. Thanks everyone for the nice comments.

    Pam, this is just as good with dried dill, I promise. (Well, maybe *almost* as good, but it’s pretty darn good even with the dried dillweed. Try it!)

  8. This looks really good. Unfortunately, my dill went to seed after just a few weeks. Maybe I’ll have some come up next spring!

  9. Well that is just a beautiful photo, Kalyn, to go with a yummy recipe!

  10. Lovely sauce and thankfully, lower fat than the restaurant versions! I will give this a try.

  11. What a goregous fresh sounding sauce Kalyn. I share your love of dill. This looks perfect for the hot weather, nice and cooling.

  12. Thanks for sharing this herb.

    I’ve learnt something today!

    Glad that I found your site.

  13. Delicious! It’s got my mouth watering already!
    Great Site!

  14. Hi Kalyn, the sauce looks very good, I was looking for fish recipes I think that I found the right place.
    I also like your blog design.

  15. The creamy sauce looks great Kalyn..I have been planning to grow more herbs at home.And the link would be of great help..Perfect pairing of the sauce with fish!And once again thanks for giving me the oppurtunity to host this week.

  16. oooo I love dill! This one looks great! Thanks so much for sharing.


  17. Count me as one of those who goes to Market Street because of this tarter sauce. Thanks for the recipe!

  18. I just love creamy dill sauce — on fish, on pasta, with tortillas….
    I just made one last week similar to yours, only I used soy mayo and fat-free plain yogurt.

  19. Dill is under used as a herb, it’s a terrificly versatile ingredient. I use it in pickles and dips but also add it to soya dishes to make it a bit more exciting.

  20. I love dill with creamy sauce!! it goes well with smoke salmon too! I like it when my salmon has lotsa dill cream sauce. now i know how to make it…heheh..