If you’re looking for a way to add a burst of extra flavor to a dish, especially one based around fish or vegetables with citrus notes, dill is an excellent choice.
Dill is also one of those herbs that sometimes gets forgotten about at the back of the refrigerator or pantry (the same goes for dill seeds), so if you have any leftover dill to use up, these 26 recipes are exactly what you need.
We’ve chosen our favorite dill recipes from our go-to recipe blogs to help you maximize the flavor in your meals. There are main meals, sides, and even dips to choose from, so let’s get stuck in!
Salmon, citrus and dill is a classic, winning combination that you’ll see repeated a few times throughout our recipe selection because it’s just so delicious!
This simple lemon dill salmon recipe brings these flavors together perfectly, and with only 390 calories per serving, it’s one of those recipes that will help you to manage your weight (if that’s your goal) without even realizing it!
2. Tartar Sauce
One of the most well-known uses of dill is tartar sauce. Instead of buying a jar of tartar sauce from the store next time, why not make your own tartar sauce using this recipe?
All you need is mayonnaise, dill pickles, fresh dill, onion, black pepper, lemon juice, sugar, and black pepper.
We mentioned dill pickles as an ingredient in the previous recipe, but just like tartar sauce, this is a dill-based recipe you can make yourself at home rather than relying on store-bought versions.
Making your own dill pickles just requires fresh dill or dill seeds, garlic, coriander seeds, peppercorns, salt, sugar, and white vinegar.
4. Greek Salad
Greek salad is a timeless, classic recipe for hot summer days, and part of what makes this particular recipe our favorite is that it’s heavy on the dill!
This salad is incredibly flavorsome because there are two different types of vinegar in the dressing and the salad itself features lots of red onion and, of course, feta cheese.
Another kind of salad that can always benefit from a sprinkling of dill is the classic potato salad! We’re obsessed with this dill potato salad recipe, and we think you soon will be, too.
The key to perfecting this potato salad is to boil the potatoes until they’re really tender and refrigerate them for an hour after mixing through the dill mixture.
This plant-based recipe is the perfect example of how vegan dishes can be satisfying, high in protein, light and fresh-tasting all at the same time!
Although the quinoa and currants are very much the stars of the show here, the lemon and dill combination brings it together beautifully.
In our opinion, chicken and mushroom is one of the ultimate ingredient combinations, especially with a cream sauce. So, this recipe for chicken and mushrooms in creamy dill sauce definitely won us over.
This is the ideal evening meal recipe for cold days because it’s so filling and only takes 30 minutes to make.
We’ve established that dill works beautifully in a potato salad, but it’s also the perfect addition to oven-roasted potatoes!
It only takes about 15 minutes to roast these potatoes to perfection, and thanks to the dill, salt, and pepper, they should be very crispy on the outside while remaining light and fluffy inside.
Dips like tahini (see recipe above) taste even better when made with dill and paired with smoked salmon, so why not try making this creamy smoked salmon and dill dip?
You will need smoked salmon, mayonnaise, tabasco sauce, philadelphia spread, sour cream, sea salt, capers, a lemon, and of course, some dill. The result is incredible.
We love a vegetable stir fry no matter the weather or the occasion, but we have to say that this recipe stands out from all the rest.
There are lots of different vegetables in this stir fry including carrots, zucchini, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, carrots, and more. The flavor from the dill, dry sherry, garlic, and soy sauce is impeccable.
Yet another salad recipe involving dill, this beetroot and halloumi salad with pomegranate and dill is refreshing yet filling – the perfect balance!
In addition to all the vegetables, there are plenty of healthy fats in this salad in the form of halloumi and seeds, and the combination of dill and mint is wonderful.
These chicken tzatziki cucumber boats make ideal appetizers. They’re light, fresh, creamy, and bursting with flavor.
You just need cucumbers, Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, cooked chicken breast, seeded tomatoes, peas, garlic salt, and dill to make these cucumber boats to perfection.
We’re going to be sharing our favorite dill pasta dish later on in this article, but first, we recommend you try these lemon dill cucumber noodles as a low-calorie alternative (for more lemon cucumber recipes, read here).
Not only are these cucumber noodles healthy, but they’re very versatile despite the powerful citrus and herb flavors.
Green beans are a popular side for meat and fish dishes, but why not elevate your usual green beans by pairing them with a lemon dill vinaigrette?
All you need for the vinaigrette is dill, lemon juice, black pepper, sea salt, and olive oil, so it’s low-effort and ready in no time.
Our first soup recommendation made with dill is this zucchini walnut and dill soup. What we love about this soup is that it feels and tastes so creamy but there’s no heavy cream involved so it’s actually a really healthy option.
If you’re looking for ways to incorporate the flavor of dill into a healthy, balanced breakfast, we recommend this recipe for salmon and egg breakfast scramble with dill.
The combination of the eggs and salmon makes this an excellent high-protein breakfast and the garlic and dill ensure there’s plenty of flavor in each mouthful.
Yet another light and refreshing dill recipe, this cucumber dill salad takes 5 minutes in total to prepare, so it’s ideal for last-minute lunches.
The salad itself needs just 5 ingredients but you’ll also need lemon juice, vinegar, sugar, mustard, salt, pepper and olive oil for the vinaigrette.
This lemon chicken with dill cream sauce is a relatively quick and easy 30-minute dish, but it definitely doesn’t taste like it! The flavor combination is out of this world and the sauce tastes rich and fresh at the same time.
If you don’t have an oven or baking dish, you can also make this meal on the stovetop.
You’ll want to make these potato, green onion, dill and cheese frittatas over and over again, especially since they can be ready in half an hour.
The recipe is vegetarian and works perfectly with tahini or with the tartar dip recipe we recommended earlier.
This white bean asparagus dill soup recipe is a creamy, high-protein soup option that’s perfect for any time of the day or year.
The prep time for the ingredients is about 10 minutes and you only need 20 minutes to cook it, so this isn’t a time-consuming recipe.
We’ve recommended a couple of dip recipes that use dill so far, but this dill yogurt sauce has to be one of our all-time favores.
The dill yogurt sauce is so easy to make in 5 minutes using just 7 ingredients and it’s dairy free, so vegans can enjoy it, too.
If you’ve never tried the famous smoked salmon and dill combination in the form of a gratin, this is your sign to try this recipe.
The sweetness and sharpness of the beetroot works really well with the flavor of the dill and the starch and protein from the potatoes and fish make this a perfectly balanced meal in terms of both nutrition and flavor.
Roasted asparagus with lemon and dill makes the perfect side for fish-based dishes and they’re even better when paired with one of the creamy dips recipes recommended in this article.
24. Lemon Dill Pesto
Pesto is such a great, versatile condiment. You can put it on pasta, in sandwiches, or even as a dip. If you’re going to rely on any pesto recipe going forward, we think it should be this lemon dill pesto.
Not only does this pesto taste incredible but it can be ready in 10 minutes and, including the dill, it uses just 6 ingredients.
We promised you a pasta recipe earlier, and here it is! This farfalle pasta recipe with peas, lemon and dill tastes fresh and vibrant, perfect for spring or summer.
You can make this recipe with basically any pasta you have at home, so it’s a great way to use up the last of your penne or tagliatelle as well.
Our final dill recipe recommendation for today is this fantastic roasted cauliflower and potato soup with dill whipped cream.
This is one of the creamiest soups we’ve ever tried and the slight sweetness of the dill complements the other flavors beautifully.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Dill?
Dill is a herb, but the seeds from the plant are also commonly used as a spice. Dill is part of the Alpaceae family and is known for its anise-like flavor that is almost akin to licorice.
Does Dill Have Health Benefits?
Dill has anti-inflammatory properties because it contains flavonoids which have been proven to improve cardiovascular health. It’s also high in vitamin C, vitamin A and magnesium.
What Foods Does Dill Go Well With?
Dill’s unique flavor makes it the perfect pairing for fish like salmon and haddock.
It also goes really well with creamy sauces and condiments like yogurt-based dips, various cheeses (especially feta, cream cheese, and halloumi), and meats such as chicken and lamb.
Although dill has a strong and unique flavor, this selection of dill recipes proves that dill can be paired with a wide variety of foods with excellent results.
Whether you love meat and fish dishes or follow a plant-based diet, you can easily incorporate dill into your meals in ways that aren’t time-consuming or complicated.
This is part of the reason why dill is, in our opinion, one of the best herbs out there.