25+ Bright & Fresh Recipes to Use Up a Bunch of Dill

updated Mar 29, 2022
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a bowl of creamy dill dip, on a plate with sliced carrots, celery and potato chips
Credit: Laura Rege

My love of dill started rather recently when I made

dill-infused vodka

classic martini. I found that the same can be said when a small amount of dill is added to things like salads, yogurt dressings, and soups.

Dill isn’t something you generally use in large quantities, but even the smallest of bunches leaves you with quite a bit. If you’re like me and end up having too much of it in your fridge, here are more than 25 delicious dill recipes to use up the rest of your haul, whether you have just a tablespoon or two or nearly a whole bunch. And if you can’t quite decide where to start, go with the dill dip.

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Baked Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce
This simple weeknight-friendly salmon is made special thanks to a quick and creamy sauce made from sour cream, fresh dill, and lemon juice.
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Ukrainian Dill Potatoes
The dish is just four humble ingredients — potatoes, dill, garlic, and sunflower oil — but their combination is magical. With each bite of creamy boiled potato, you get a grassy hit of fresh dill and a kick from raw garlic, all brought together by the nutty aroma of virgin sunflower oil (the hallmark ingredient of Ukrainian cooking).
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Shaved Beet & Carrot Salad with Sumac & Dill
This salad is perfect for fall and winter when root vegetables are in abundance. Since both beets and carrots can be rather tough raw, slice the beets and carrots as thinly as possible (using either a mando­lin or your hands) to create a delicious crunch.
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Dill Dip
It only takes five minutes to whip up this fresh dill dip.
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Crunchy Spring Salad with Dill Dressing
Even after it is dressed, it stays crisp and fresh in the refrigerator for several hours, and you can easily transform it into a full meal by adding a little protein in the form of cooked chicken, smoked fish, hard-cooked egg or toasted nuts.
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Broiled Zucchini with Yogurt-Dill Sauce
Brightly flavored dill complements the squash in this easy dish.
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Roasted Cauliflower & Potato Soup with Dill Whipped Cream
Something as simple as sweet whipped cream in a savory dish can take a standard dish from ordinary to extraordinary
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Farmers Market Vegetable Stir-Fry with Lemon and Dill
This vibrant stir-fry celebrates just-picked summer produce, including summer squash, tomatoes, and bell peppers.
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Greek Lamb Meatballs with Creamy Dill Dipping Sauce
Definitely make extra of the dill dipping sauce. Spoon it over grilled fish and chicken, toss it with shredded cabbage for a quick coleslaw, or simply dunk raw veggies in it.
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Salt and Vinegar Cucumbers
These quick-pickled cucumbers are so bright, fresh, and simple that they pair with just about anything you happen to be making for dinner.
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Creamy Spinach with Dill
Adding dill to this cream-enriched spinach not only adds fresh flavor, but also makes it taste a bit like spanakopita in a bowl.
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Chilled Lemon-Dill Cucumber Noodles
These tangy, crispy noodles are lovely topped with a little smoked or seared salmon, which turns them into a light yet satisfying meal.
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Diane Morgan's Baby Carrots with Dill
This easy recipe braises and glazes the carrots in butter, chicken stock, and sherry vinegar — the hit of fresh dill at the end adds some vibrant green color and bright, herby flavor.
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Dill Pickle Chicken
Hang onto the leftover brine in the bottom of your jar of pickles and use it to make this spice tangy and tender roast chicken.
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Tomato Salad with Red Onion, Dill and Feta
This colorful salad is a true celebration of Mediterranean flavors. The mix of tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, red onion, olives, feta, and dill will whisk you away to sunny days.
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Lemon Quinoa with Currants, Dill, and Zucchini
This salad gets even more flavorful as it sits, so feel free to make it a day before you need it — and if you can't get ahold of currants, golden or regular raisins are a good substitute.
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Potato Salad with Yogurt, Arugula, and Dill
While it's usually mayo that's at the heart of a creamy potato salad, here it's actually whole milk plain yogurt, which lends a touch of tangy brightness to the whole thing.
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Panko-Crusted Salmon with Dill and Lemon
This salmon is equal parts fast and fancy — while it comes together in just 20 minutes, it's special enough to serve at your next dinner party.
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Creamy Triple Lemon Alfredo
While classic fettuccine Alfredo can often feel heavy, this twist lightens things up by adding lots of lemon and fresh dill, which brightens every bite.
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Yogurt & Dill Chicken Salad
Not only is yogurt fresh-tasting, it also helps tenderize the chicken. Even if you slightly overcook the chicken breast, it will soften up as it sits in the yogurt dressing.
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Easy Ranch Quick Bread
This savory quick bread has all the flavors of ranch dressing and is made extra-moist with cottage cheese. It's great on its own as a snack, alongside a hot bowl of soup, or toasted and buttered for breakfast.
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Lemon Braised Chicken & Beans with Mint Pesto
This comforting recipe calls for a whopping 2/3 cup of dill, so it's the perfect solution if you want to use your whole supply at once.
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Summer Bean Breakfast Salad with Soft-Boiled Eggs and Green Goddess Dressing
Green Goddess dressing is one of the easiest ways, ever, to use up herbs languishing in the fridge. Then make those beans and greens dilly and you have a delicious green breakfast.
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Baked Cod with Lemon, Garlic, and Herbs
This stunning baked cod calls for mixing and matching you fresh herbs depending on what you have. Make it with fresh dill this week then try it with basil or parsley another time.
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Sour Cream and Dill Cucumber Salad
Salting the cucumbers before dressing them is the key to a creamy salad that stays crisp for hours. It's an extra step, yes, but it's worth it.
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Dilly Beans
These tart, snappy pickled beans are the perfect accompaniment to your favorite sandwich — though they also make a pretty great snack eaten straight from the jar.
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Salmon Patties
Easy, gluten-free salmon patties made with canned salmon and flavored simply with dill, lemon, and Dijon. If you don't usually keep canned salmon on hand, this recipe proves you should. The protein-rich, flavor-pack patties come together so quickly and are the perfect lunch or light dinner.
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Spanakopita Stuffed Shells
This clever twist on stuffed shells is full of all the good things in Greek spanakopita: Spinach, feta, and of course, lots of fresh dill.
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