Are you ready for a burst of bold and refreshing flavour? Creamy Fresh Dill Sauce is a sauce, a dip, and a spread all in one! Great with seafood, baked potato, pasta, etc. Ready in five minutes, it’s budget-friendly and perfect anytime!
CREAMY FRESH DILL SAUCE
It just so happens that in our home, we all love the flavour of dill. Fresh dill is always best, but we always have some dried dillweed on hand too. We love it in potato salads, in our coleslaw, in our tartar sauce, and most certainly on our popcorn and chips! Creamy Fresh Dill Sauce is so fast and easy to make. I make it at least once a month.
I love a quick and easy sauce recipe. I love it even more so when I don’t need to cook it! Besides the excellent taste, that’s what makes this sauce so good. It can be the answer to so many mains and sides. I’ll get into that a bit later, but first, let’s talk about fresh versus dried dill. They are not the same!
If you love dill as much as we do, then I have a few recipes here that will be sure to satisfy all of your dill cravings. Have you ever had dill on a pizza? Try my Bacon Dill Pickle Pizza; you’ll love it! I’ve also used dill pickles and fresh dill in a Dill Pickle Ranch Pasta dish. I baked with fresh dill too. My Savoury Dill and Feta Scones are perfect for those of you who love the combination of dill and cheese.
DRIED DILL IS NOT THE SAME AS FRESH DILL
If you don’t have any fresh dill on hand, but still want to make this Creamy Fresh Dill Sauce, you can. Let me go on record right here and right now. Substituting dried dill will give you dill flavour, but it’s just not quite as good as fresh dill. The fresh dill, along with the fresh lemon juice, is what makes this sauce so extraordinary.
So, if you need to substitute fresh dill for dried dill, it’s easy to do. For this particular recipe, you need to use 1/4 cup of chopped fresh dill. That would be equal to four teaspoons. If you need to substitute the fresh lemon juice with bottled lemon juice, you can do that too. Again, just like the dill, fresh is better. Bottled lemon just has preservatives, but the taste is very similar.
To substitute the fresh lemon juice with bottled lemon juice, just use the same amount. One tablespoon of fresh lemon juice is the same as one tablespoon of bottled lemon juice.
HERE’S WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
- Mayonnaise – You can use regular, light, or fat free here. I used light mayonnaise just because that’s just what I had on hand.
- Sour Cream – Just like the mayo, you can use full fat or a lighter version. If I’m having nachos, I want full fat sour cream, but I usually use light sour cream in sauces and dips.
- Lemon Juice – Fresh squeezed lemon juice is best, but you can use bottled.
- Dill – Fresh dill is going to get my vote every single time. You can use dried. See notes above.
- Seasonings – Salt and pepper is all you need to heighten the flavours of this sauce.
HOW TO MAKE CREAMY FRESH DILL SAUCE:
Cream Fresh Dill Sauce is very complicated to make. Right! I couldn’t be any simpler. If you can boil water or make ice cubes, you can make this sauce. This is just how you do it.
Toss all of the ingredients into a bowl. Whisk them together until well combined. That’s it. You can use the sauce right away, but the flavour will get better if you refrigerate it for a few hours. Transfer to a food-safe container and put a lid on it. Place it in the fridge for at least two hours. Before using, stir once more.
WHERE DID YOU GET THAT?
On average, Lord Byron’s Kitchen will receive about 80-100 emails and 40-50 blog comments every day. Of those emails, I’d have to guess that 25% of them are questions about where you can buy something you see in the photos, or if I could recommend a product. I know you’re going to ask me where I found this adorable little pitcher! 🙂
I’m starting to experiment with more sauces, dips, and dressings. But, when I photograph them, I hate to use the same vessel over and over again. I found this particular pitcher on Amazon. (Of course! I tend to do most of my shopping on Amazon these days.)
In future, I’ll try to add links to props that I think you might be interested in, so that if you want them you can easily track them down. Here’s the link for the pitcher. Now, on to the Creamy Fresh Dill Sauce recipe!
Creamy Fresh Dill Sauce
- 3/4 cups sour cream
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Add all ingredients into a bowl. Whisk well until combined.
- Sauce is ready to use immediately, but is best when covered and refrigerated for two hours.
- Prepared sauce will keep in the fridge for 4 days.