Lemon Dill Salmon with Feta Yogurt Sauce

Lemon Dill Salmon with Feta Yogurt SauceThis year is my first year doing a CSA share. For those of you who don’t know, a CSA share means “Community Supported Agriculture” share, in which you pay to receive fresh produce from a local farm each week. We decided to purchase a CSA share from our local farm in the middle of our small greater Boston area suburb. So far, it has been amazing!

I absolutely love the variety you can get from it. Normally, when I go grocery shopping I stick to what I know I like, such as any kind of leafy green and mushrooms. But, this CSA share is making me eat so many other things that I wouldn’t normally eat. Except fennel…I will never again eat fennel (sorry fennel fans). It is gross and tastes like licorice…yuck. But everything else is great. Plus, it is all fresh, local grown, and organic. What could be better than that?!Lemon Dill Salmon with Feta Yogurt SauceFor the past few weeks, we have gotten the opportunity to pick our own produce at the farm, as in go out into the field and collect it ourselves. Two weeks ago we got to pick our own peas. This past week we got to pick our own green beans, herbs and flowers. The green beans are crispy and sweet. The flowers are gorgeous and are sitting right on our windowsill in the kitchen. And the herbs are extremely fresh and smell wonderful. One of the herbs we got this week was dill. When we picked the dill, my mom noted how marvelously dill goes with fish. She said she used to make lemon dill fish all the time. Psh, and why haven’t you made it for me before, huh, Mom? Guess, I will be the one making it now because this recipe I made today is incredible. I made a Lemon Dill Salmon with a Feta Yogurt sauce. It screams Mediterranean cuisine all over it. Lemon Dill Salmon with Feta Yogurt SauceGoing along with the Mediterranean theme here, I made a simple cucumber salad to go along with the salmon. I just sliced some cucumber (fresh from my CSA share, of course!) and drizzled it with some olive oil. I then proceeded to drop the new bottle of olive oil that I had bought earlier today on the tile floor in the kitchen, smashing it everywhere. Today, I learned that worse than broken glass on the floor is broken glass on the floor in a full bottle worth of olive oil. That was a pain! Lemon Dill Salmon with Feta Yogurt SauceThe salmon recipe is simple and delectable! The creamy feta sauce compliments the lemon, dill, and garlic on the fish wonderfully! This dish is great for any weeknight dinner or a dinner party with friends and family. And of course, it is super healthy and good for your heart. There’s a reason why people in the Mediterranean are so healthy and their diet is absolutely a major contributing factor.Lemon Dill Salmon with Feta Yogurt Sauce

Lemon Dill Salmon with Feta Yogurt Sauce
 
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Cuisine: Mediterranean
Serves: 3-4
Ingredients
Lemon Dill Salmon
  • 1 pound of Salmon, cut into filets (about 3-4 filets)
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1½ teaspoons Lemon Zest
  • Juice of 1 medium-sized Lemon
  • 1 clove of Garlic, minced
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon of Dill, chopped
Feta Yogurt Sauce
  • ⅔ cup Greek Yogurt, Plain
  • ⅔ cup Feta Cheese Crumbles
  • 2-3 Tablespoons of Almond Milk (or any other kind of milk you prefer)
  • 1 small clove of Garlic
  • Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  2. Whisk together the olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl
  3. Place salmon filets in a greased 9x13 baking pan
  4. Pour olive oil mixture over the salmon filets and then sprinkle the chopped dill on the salmon, distributing evenly
  5. Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes until salmon is fully cooked
  6. While salmon is baking, place all ingredients for the feta yogurt sauce in a food processor
  7. Blend until smooth
  8. When fish is done cooking, take out and let cool
  9. Once cool, place the fish on a plate and pour the feta yogurt sauce over it
  10. Serve and enjoy!

 

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