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21 Fresh Dill Recipes That You Need To Try!

Here are 21 of the most delicious fresh dill recipes that you need to try:

RecipeCaloriesPreparation Time
Lemon dill pesto31610 mins
Vegan dill sauce9030 mins
Feta pasta49620 mins
Lemon and dill chicken17030 mins
Chicken and mushrooms45830 mins
Creamy dill sauce5 mins
Spinach and chickpeas14230 mins
Chickpea salad 27615 mins
Tartar sauce19615 mins
Dill rice22325 mins

1. Lemon-Dill Pesto Recipe

If you’re looking to step-up your pesto game and introduce something slightly different to cooking, we have the recipe for you!

This lemon-dill pesto is a twist on the classic basil sauce. Dairy-free and simple to make, wonderful notes of garlic come through this paste. 

For a richer and nuttier flavor, walnuts are used in this recipe rather than pine nuts.

The pesto pairs perfectly with chicken, fish, and seafood. A firm favorite is adding to any type of salmon dish for a herby kick. 

2. Vegan Lemon Dill Sauce

Many lemon and dill sauces contain dairy, which isn’t ideal for every dietary requirement. Whether you’re vegan or lactose intolerant, this lemon dill sauce is the answer to all your sauce-related problems. 

Even though it’s dairy-free, the sauce is still wonderfully creamy and delicious.

To do this, cashews are soaked and blended until they are smooth and creamy in texture, making for a perfect base. Lemon juice and zest, along with dill and some seasonings finish off the sauce. 

3. Feta Pasta With Dill

Created in Greece, feta cheese is known for its crumbly texture and tangy flavors.

Combining the cheese with fresh dill and long pasta such as tagliatelle is a no-brainer. It is the perfect hearty mid-week meal that will leave you full and satisfied. 

Using a few simple ingredients, this recipe creates a smooth creamy sauce with the help of a little pasta water. Fresh aromatics such as minced garlic top the dish off.  

4. Lemons & Dill Chicken

Lemon and dill blend perfectly here to create this Greek-inspired sauce paired with chicken breasts. You don’t have to be a professional chef to make something as delicious and sophisticated as this recipe. 

Chicken breasts are sauteéd before adding the sauce ingredients which will thicken over time. To make a complete meal, serve with roasted broccoli and orzo pasta for a light and healthy meal. 

5. Chicken And Mushrooms In Creamy Dill Sauce

Perfect for a cold winter’s day, this rich and creamy sauce is every mushroom lover’s dream.

White wine, chicken broth, and sour cream flavor the smooth sauce with a slight tang. The mushrooms will soak up the enticing flavors as they cook.

For some added protein, chicken is added here but you can easily swap this with another protein source.

When the dish is ready, serve alongside cooked rice or pasta, it’s so versatile that any carbohydrate will be suitable. 

6. Creamy Dill Sauce

Keep this creamy dill sauce in your back pocket for any type of meal: brunch, dinner, snacks! Alter the recipe to suit whatever dish you’re making, it truly is a wonderfully versatile sauce. 

Yogurt is used here instead of sour cream or heavy cream for a lighter sauce that is just as creamy. To add richness to the dish, mayonnaise is added and it doesn’t matter the type you use. 

Simply whisk all the ingredients until smooth and serve cold for best results. 

7. Spinach With Chickpeas And Fresh Dill

For a light and refreshing side dish, this spinach and chickpea combination is an ideal contender. It’s simple and quick to make which can be a blessing when you’re strapped for time. 

With one pan, the chickpeas are cooked with onions and spinach before lemon juice and dill are added to season the mixture. Aromatics such as garlic can also be added here to finish off the dish nicely. 

8. Easy Chickpea Salad With Lemon And Dill

Chickpeas are fantastic to use in a salad as they are filling, full of protein and low in calories. Any kind of chickpea can be used here, but allow some extra time when cooking the dried version. 

Lemon juice lightens this dish for a fresh taste, whilst Dijon mustard adds a little tang.

Honey is used to balance out these flavors creating a twist on a honey-mustard salad dressing. Finely chopped and sprinkled over the top is dill, adding a bright sweet flavor. 

Fresh vegetables such as cucumbers and tomatoes are added for some crunch and plenty of health benefits. The whole thing is topped off with crumbled feta cheese to bring those flavors together. 

9. Tartar Sauce Recipe

Perfect with fish and chips and so much better when homemade is the humble tartar sauce.

Once you’ve tried this recipe, you won’t want to go back to store-bought. Dill pickles and fresh dill are used to add that distinctive tangy pickle flavor to the sauce. 

Lemon juice and a little sugar are added to balance out these flavors and create something delicious.

Adjust the recipe as you need to, adding more lemon juice or pickles depending on how you like your tartar sauce. 

10. Dill Rice Recipe

This bold Persian rice dish is ideal to accompany a fish or chicken main course at your next dinner party.

Using light and fluffy basmati rice, fresh dill, and minced garlic these flavors start to combine before you add any stock. 

With the amount of dill added to the rice, it will start to change the color of the rice which is perfectly normal.

Wrapping the lid with a kitchen towel is a traditional Persian method of cooking rice, which you can choose to do if you please. 

11. Creamy Dill Sauce With Salmon Or Trout

Having a creamy dill sauce in your back pocket is always a good idea if you’re looking to make a quick meal.

Pairing perfectly with fish such as salmon or trout, this recipe is low in calories and provides you with a light and refreshing meal in the evening. 

The sauce doesn’t have to be cooked but you may want to heat it a little depending on what you’re serving it with.

Although not rich and heavy, the sauce is still delicious with notes of lemon, garlic, mustard, and of course dill. 

12. Dover Sole With Lemon, Dill And Leeks

Full of lovely spring flavors, this light and delicate Dover Sole recipe is a quick and easy dish to make.

Alongside the white fish, potatoes and leaks are roasted with some salt and pepper before adding the Sole. 

The herby lemon dill sauce is wonderfully aromatic, made with oil it can be easily drizzled over the top of the fish and vegetables for a dairy-free delight. 

13. Vegan Crispy Tofu With Lemon Dill Cream Sauce

Who said vegans can’t enjoy a delicious creamy lemon and dill sauce?

Not us! Many people aren’t huge fans of tofu, but you just need to know how to cook it and what to pair it with. Here, the tofu is crispy and firm which pairs perfectly with the creamy sauce. 

To make the creamy sauce, dairy is replaced with coconut cream or coconut milk and that’s really the only difference between a vegan and non-vegan sauce.

Serve this dish with some greens and mashed potatoes for the ultimate vegan meal. 

14. German Cucumber-Dill Salad

In German, this cucumber salad is called ‘gurkensalat’ and is the perfect light summer salad that can be paired with practically anything.

The salad itself is made from cucumbers and thinly sliced pieces of red onion for crunch and taste. 

The sweet and slightly sour-tasting dressing is incredibly refreshing, made from apple cider vinegar, sugar, salt, and fresh dill.

This combination also works well in a sandwich accompanied by chicken or tuna. 

15. Creamy Potato And Dill Soup

Fresh dill is commonly described as having a grassy and somewhat citrus taste. When added to a creamy potato soup, it leaves it bursting with flavor. 

Soup is perfect for lunch or a light dinner and the potatoes will leave you full and satisfied.

Cream is added to the blended vegetables to make the soup silky smooth before adding some seasonings to taste. 

16. Dill Roasted Potatoes With Lemon

Are you looking for a way to jazz up your potatoes? These crispy dill roasted potatoes with added lemon are tender and delightful.

Leaving the skin on, adding some seasoning and a little lemon juice this recipe is ready in around 25 minutes. 

They may taste like they were soaked in butter, but they are healthy and dairy-free. Serve alongside your Sunday roast dinner for something different and exciting. 

17. Creamy Lemon Dill Shrimp Pasta

Pasta is the ultimate comfort food. Fettuccine is used here, but any kind of pasta can be substituted.

With shrimp, freshly cracked black pepper and delicious aromatic garlic there are so many flavors packed into this dish. 

The creamy goodness comes from heavy cream and Parmesan cheese which is combined with chopped dill and lemon juice for the perfect pasta sauce. 

18. Creamy Zucchini Soup With Walnuts And Dill

Despite the creamy title, this soup doesn’t contain any cream! Instead, the soup is thickened with some toasted walnuts when the mixture is blended together.

Zucchini is full of nutrients that are perfect for colder months and the lack of heavy cream makes it a perfectly nutritious meal in under 30 minutes.

The classic combination of lemon juice and fresh dill are added for extra flavor and zest. 

19. Garlic Dill New Potatoes

Aren’t potatoes just the best? If you didn’t think they could get any better, then you’re wrong.

These garlic and dill new potatoes take a matter of minutes to make and are full of delicious aromatic garlic flavors. 

With a little butter, dill, garlic, and salt you have an incredible coating to add to your tender new potatoes. This can be served with salad or chicken for a fantastic meal. 

20. Dill-Crusted Pork Tenderloin With Farro, Pea, And Blistered Tomato Salad

This may sound like a bit of a mouthful, but it’s a fancy roast pork dinner served on a bed of farro salad.

A light and healthy way to serve your pork, the sweetness of the tomatoes compliments the tang of the feta cheese. Lemon and dill are combined for a light and refreshing citrus element to the dish.

21. Swedish Meatballs With Creamy Dill Sauce

These aren’t your standard IKEA meatballs. Tender, juicy and paired with a rich and creamy sauce alongside some delicious mashed potatoes this meatball dish is bound to be your new favorite. 

Although the recipe requires you to make your meatballs, packet versions are just fine if you have a lack of time on your hands. 

RecipeCaloriesPreparation Time
Lemon dill pesto31610 mins
Vegan dill sauce9030 mins
Feta pasta49620 mins
Lemon and dill chicken17030 mins
Chicken and mushrooms45830 mins
Creamy dill sauce5 mins
Spinach and chickpeas14230 mins
Chickpea salad 27615 mins
Tartar sauce19615 mins
Dill rice22325 mins

Final Thoughts

We hope you enjoyed these wonderful recipes and have found a new way to use fresh dill in your cooking!

21 Fresh Dill Recipes That You Need To Try!

Fresh dill is a great herb to work with, it is grassy and slightly citrussy in flavor. Here are 21 fresh dill recipes that you’ll absolutely love.


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