Whole Roasted Greek Salmon

No one in my family is Greek. It’s really unfortunate because the Greek culture is so awesome. And Greek food is even better! Lucky for me one of my best friends in college was Greek, and because I went to school out of state and it was tough to travel home for every holiday, I got to spend a lot of holidays with her and her family. And let me tell you, the Greeks go all out. Some of my most fond food memories are at Greek holiday parties!

This Greek salmon with a cucumber and dill spiced dip is one of my favorites! We would usually have it for Greek Easter, but now that I’ve moved away from her and her family, I’ve adopted it as a pre-Thanksgiving meal. It’s especially nice the night before Thanksgiving because it’s light and refreshing, which is exactly what I need before a day full of feasting.

I get a whole salmon filet from my fishmonger and ask them to take the skin off. Then it’s doused with Spice Islands Dill Weed, salt and pepper, and roasted in the oven for a bit until it’s perfectly cooked and flaky. I serve it with a yogurt dip with cucumbers, olive oil, lemon juice and more Spice Islands Dill Weed mixed in. It’s a simple but flavorful dish that really packs a punch!

Whole Roasted Greek Salmon


For the salmon:

For the sauce:


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 ºF and line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper.
  2. Lay the salmon filet on the parchment paper and drizzle with the olive oil.
  3. Sprinkle the dill, salt and pepper on top of the salmon, and then arrange the lemon rounds on top.
  4. Place the baking sheet into the oven and let the salmon cook for about 15 minutes, until it easily flakes apart.
  5. Remove and let rest for 5 minutes.
  6. While the salmon is resting, prepare the sauce by combining the yogurt, cucumber, olive oil, lemon juice, and dill in a medium bowl. Stir to combine and season with salt and pepper as needed.
  7. Serve the salmon with the yogurt sauce and extra lemon wedges if desired.
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2 Responses to Whole Roasted Greek Salmon

  1. Judy harris says:

    How can I Pin this? Thank you.

  2. Monika says:

    We made this for Christmas dinner this year and it was a HUGE success. Thanks Gaby