Creamy Dill Sauce

Creamy Dill Sauce

15 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, Winter 2004

Cutting mayonnaise with yogurt is an excellent technique for reducing calories and fat. Here, it makes a simple sauce that goes perfectly with delicate preparations.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • ¼ cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh dill, or parsley
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste


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  1. Combine mayonnaise, yogurt, scallions, lemon juice, dill (or parsley) and pepper in a small bowl and mix well.
  • Make Ahead Tip: The sauce will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 tablespoon
  • Per serving: 25 calories; 1 g fat(0 g sat); 0 g fiber; 3 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 4 mcg folate; 2 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 60 IU vitamin A; 2 mg vitamin C; 20 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 67 mg sodium; 35 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: free food

Reviews 15

May 04, 2017
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By: prototd
The dill sauce is fantastic. I originally made it (with plain Greek yogurt) to go with a salmon patty recipe I found here. It was the best part of that recipe. But the sauce was especially good the next day. I used what was left over to make pasta salad with crab and it was unbelievably tasty. The time the flavors had to meld made it even better. In the future, I'll increase the recipe and make it a day ahead of time. I'm making a big batch later today to serve with pita wedges at my kid's Teacher Appreciation luncheon tomorrow.
April 01, 2017
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By: Karen
This was very good and went great with the salmon patties.
August 26, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
Made this last night...delicious.
April 15, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
This was really good. I took this to a Church dinner and served it with fish cakes. Everyone loved it.
September 03, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
I altered a bit... I used taziki instead of regular yogurt. Added chives too...i like the cucumber idea! Will try that added in next time! Pros: perfect creamy consistancy
January 03, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
This was so delicious paired with salmon cakes! I followed the recipe exactly as is and it came out perfect. I also added some thinly sliced cucumber to the sauce to give our meal a little more substance- I highly recommend the added veggie :)
January 01, 2012
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By: Denise Agosti
Tangy sauce! Love the tangy flavor of the yogurt, lemon and dill. I used 1/2 tsp dried dill and 1 Tbs fresh chopped parsley. Great with the salmon cakes, and also as a dip for fresh vegetables. Pros: delicious & easy Cons: none
March 30, 2011
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By: Katrina
Amazing This was sooo good. We first served it over tuna patties....then eggs, on sandwiches, salmon, cucumbers...basically we keep it made in the fridge now at all times. Pros: Easy
November 25, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
My daughter and I could not stop eating this!! Perfect balance of flavors!! We served it with the Muffin Tin Crab Cakes on this site and couldn't be more pleased! Would be SOOO good with salmon!! Already looking forward to making it again!!
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