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Salmon with Light Dill Sauce

Health JULY 2003

  • Yield: Serves 2 (serving size: 1 cup arugula, 1 salmon fillet, and 1/4 cup dill sauce)


  • 2 (6-ounce) salmon fillets (about 1 inch thick)
  • Low-fat mayonnaise
  • Low-fat buttermilk
  • Fresh dill, minced
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Arugula, rinsed and drained


Fill a large skillet with 1 1/2 inches water; bring to a boil. Add salmon; reduce heat, and simmer 8 minutes, or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Remove from skillet; discard cooking liquid. Combine 1/4 cup each mayonnaise and buttermilk, 2 tablespoons dill, 1 tablespoon lime juice, and a pinch each of sugar, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Arrange 1 cup arugula and 1 salmon fillet on each of 2 plates, and drizzle the dill mixture over the fish.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 343
  • Fat: 13g
  • Saturated fat: 3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 3g
  • Protein: 38g
  • Carbohydrate: 11g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 88mg
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Sodium: 689mg
  • Calcium: 91mg

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Salmon with Light Dill Sauce Recipe