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Greek Yogurt and Cucumber Sauce for Fish

Greek Yogurt and Cucumber Sauce for Fish is a simple, no-cook sauce containing Greek yogurt, cucumbers and seasoned with dill. Serve alongside grilled or pan-fried fish.


In case you’re wondering, this simple sauce is most likely a close relative of Greek tzatziki sauce, but we’ve never called it that. Probably because we weren’t sure how to say or spell the word.

This recipe for Greek Yogurt and Cucumber Sauce for Fish was adapted from a rather old book, Best Recipes From the Backs of Boxes, Bottles, Cans, and Jars by Ceil Dyer.  I used to serve it with salmon loaf made from canned salmon, but since I rarely use canned salmon anymore, it has become one of my favorite accompaniments for grilled salmon.

Salmon “Leftover” Recipes:

Since Costco only sells fresh salmon in large pieces, the leftovers have motivated me to expand my “salmon-leftovers” library, which is a good thing.

If you also need to expand your seafood library, my 3 favorite recipes on this blog are:  Almond Salmon, Pizza Fish (great for the kids), and pan-fried tilapia with Spicy Cowboy Sparkle Dust.  Greek Yogurt and Cucumber Sauce for Fish now makes the fourth.

cucumber sauce in bowl
No cooking required. Chop, stir and serve.


I’ve been making this condiment/sauce for years with sour cream. But now that I have homemade Greek yogurt in my fridge at all times, I substitute Greek yogurt for sour cream. Tastes even better. Another option would be Crème Fraîche,

More Seafood Recipes:

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    Yield: 1 cup

    Greek Yogurt and Cucumber Sauce for Fish

    Greek Yogurt and Cucumber Sauce for Fish

    A mild sauce to serve with fish containing yogurt, cucumbers, and dill. 

    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Total Time 10 minutes


    • 1/3 cup mayonnaise (I like olive oil or reduced fat)
    • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (I use nonfat)
    • 1/2 cup finely chopped, peeled cucumbers
    • 1/4 teaspoon powdered onion
    • 1 teaspoons chopped fresh dill (or 1/2 teaspoon dried)


    1. Combine all ingredients.
    2. Garnish with a pinch of dill.
    3. Chill.

    Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:


    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 44Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 32mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g

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      Sunday 17th of January 2016

      Great recipe have made it several times great on wraps


      Wednesday 23rd of January 2013

      what are the calories for this yogurt cucumber dip?


      Thursday 24th of January 2013

      Hi Lori, If you get 4 servings per recipe, it's about 90 calories per serving, although that can vary depending on the brand of mayonnaise and yogurt you use. I also noticed the recipe was not quite right (all ingredients listed twice) as the result of a recent site-wide recipe conversion process. Glad you indirectly brought my attention to it.


      Sunday 21st of August 2011

      So simple and delicious - love this kind of preparation.


      Thursday 18th of August 2011

      I'm making my menu for next week and I'm planning salmon patties - I think this sauce will breathe some new life into my recipe! Thanks Paula

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      Saturday 13th of August 2011

      I love cucumbers and this sauce makes me want to make salmon tonight. The hubby hates cucumbers but he's gone this evening. Sounds like the perfect dinner! ;)