Salmon has a delicate texture and buttery flavor as a main course dinner.
Dipping sauces for salmon can use yogurt, aioli, or a butter based sauce as an accompaniment for salmon.
You can make a creamy dill sauce, lemon butter sauce, avocado lime sauce, Dijon tarragon sauce, or Tzatziki sauce for a dipping sauce for salmon.
Lemon and Garlic Butter Sauce
Lemon and garlic butter sauce is a warm white wine sauce.
Olive oil is heated in a saucepan with finely chopped shallots and minced garlic for a couple of minutes to let the aromas come out of the shallots and garlic.
White wine is added to the sauce and cooked until it reduced about 1/3 in volume.
Butter and heavy cream are added to the sauce to make it rich and creamy.
Once the sauce has thickened, it’s removed from the heat.
Fresh lemon juice and dill are added to the sauce for a citrusy herb flavor for the salmon dipping sauce.
Creamy Dill Sauce
Creamy dill sauce has a mayo and sour cream base for the dipping sauce.
Freshly squeezed lemon juice, dill weed, salt, and pepper are added to the base of the sauce and mixed together.
Creamy dill sauce is a citrusy and dill flavored sauce for salmon.
Tzatziki sauce is a thick, tangy sauce with a hint of dill and cucumber.
Tzatziki sauce has a base using Greek yogurt.
Greek yogurt is strained through a cheesecloth for about 2 hours to remove the liquid from the yogurt, leaving a thick base for the Salmon dipping sauce.
Olive oil, dill, grated cucumber, vinegar, salt, and minced garlic is added to the yogurt to create a creamy, dill and cucumber flavored dipping sauce.
Avocado Basil Sauce
Avocado basil sauce is a spicy, creamy avocado sauce.
Avocado, fresh basil leaves, diced jalapenos, and lime juice are blended together in a food processor to make this hot, earthy dipping sauce.
Herb Yogurt Sauce
Herb yogurt sauce is a creamy, peppery dipping sauce.
Watercress, mint, and cilantro leaves are blended together in a food processor with scallions.
Yogurt and fresh lime juice are added and blended together with the herbs for the tangy yogurt sauce.
Lemon Butter Sauce
Lemon butter sauce is a simple sauce for dipping salmon.
Butter is warmed in a saucepan, along with fresh lemon juice and garlic powder.
Lemon butter sauce only take a couple of minutes to come together, and has a refreshing lemon flavor with a hint of savory garlic for dipping salmon in.
Dijon Tarragon Sauce
Dijon tarragon sauce is a tart, sharp flavor to it.
Mayo is flavored with Dijon mustard, chopped tarragon, freshly squeezed lemon juice and a little sugar to sweeten the sauce.
Sugar helps to balance out mustard and tarragon in the dipping sauce.
Avocado Lime Sauce
Avocado lime sauce is a refreshing lime flavored creamy sauce for salmon.
Avocado, fresh lime juice, cilantro leaves, Greek yogurt, minced garlic are added to a food processor and blended until smooth.
If you want a little bit of a bite to the sauce, you can add diced jalapeno into the sauce as well.
Whisky Dipping Sauce
Whisky dipping sauce is a whisky infused aioli sauce.
Mayo is mixed together with Worcestershire sauce, ketchup sauce, fresh lemon juice, chopped parsley and a splash of whisky.
Whisky adds a caramel, bourbon flavor to the aioli.
Orange Butter Sauce
Orange butter sauce is a beurre blanc sauce with a orange flavoring.
Freshly squeezed orange juice, orange zest, white wine, and shallots are heated in a saucepan over medium heat until it turns into a syrup consistency.
Cold butter is added to the sauce and whisked into it to emulsify the sauce. It’s added only 1 tbsp at a time, and whisked constantly, preventing the sauce from coming to a boil.
Add salt and pepper at the end of the cooking the citrusy beurre blanc salmon dipping sauce.