35 Delicious Fresh Dill Recipes to Use Up the Bunch

updated May 15, 2024
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When a small amount of fresh dill is added to things like crunchy salads, salad dressings, and comforting soups, the dish is instantly brightened with its herby freshness. A little goes a long way for maximum flavor.

If you love cucumber salads, we’ve got you covered with tangy, vinegar-based cucumber salads and creamy cucumber salads. Dill pairs perfectly with lemon in creamy lemon-dill salmon and lemony Greek potato salad. For an easy appetizer, you can’t go wrong with our best-ever dill dip (with potato chips, of course!).

Dill isn’t something you generally use in large quantities, but even the smallest of bunches leaves you with quite a bit. If you end up having too much of it in your fridge, here are 35 delicious dill recipes to use up the rest of your haul, whether you have just a tablespoon or two or nearly a whole bunch.

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Ukrainian Dill Potatoes

This side dish has a few humble ingredients — potatoes, fresh dill, and garlic — but their combination is magical. Serve these dill potatoes alongside pan-seared salmon or grilled chicken for an easy and delicious meal.

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Creamy Lemon-Dill Salmon

Seared salmon fillets take on maximum flavor with this lemon and fresh dill sauce. Serve it with crispy skillet-fried potatoes for the perfect weeknight dinner!

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Cucumber Salad

This is the side you’re going to want at every barbecue and picnic.

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Tartar Sauce

This old-school sauce with fresh dill is the absolute best for dipping crispy french fries and all types of fried seafood.

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Chicken Salad

This classic chicken salad has grapes, a combination of mayo and Greek yogurt as the base, and fresh dill. Serve it on a bed of greens or in a flaky croissant for a tasty lunch or quick dinner.

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Zucchini Pancakes

Fluffy savory pancakes packed with shredded zucchini, fresh dill, and salty bites of feta cheese. Serve them with tzatziki or a lemon-tahini sauce for dipping.

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Sour Cream and Dill Cucumber Salad

Everyone needs a go-to recipe for summer cookouts and potlucks, and this fresh cucumber salad is absolutely the answer. Crunchy cucumber slices, sharp red onion, and fragrant fresh dill are tossed in a tangy sour cream dressing for a summer side that’s impossible not to fall for.

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Spanakopita Kale Salad

With briny feta crumbles, crunchy toasted walnuts, and zippy dill, this chopped kale salad tastes just like spanakopita, the iconic Greek savory pie.

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Lemon Orzo Chicken Soup

Thinly sliced lemon and fresh dill gives this comforting soup extra depth of flavor.

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Tomato Salad

This simple salad, made with thinly-sliced red onions, fresh dill, and a drizzle of oil and vinegar, lets juicy summer tomatoes shine.

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One-Pan Creamy Lemon-Dill Tortellini

You only need 20 minutes to make this weeknight pasta — it’s a keeper.

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Best-Ever Dill Dip

It only takes five minutes to whip up this fresh dill dip. Serve the dip with crudité, crackers, and chips. It's also delicious spooned over seared salmon or grilled chicken!

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Salt and Vinegar Cucumbers

When you’re in need of something crisp and refreshing alongside whatever you’re serving — be it grilled shrimp or a roast chicken — let this be your go-to dish. Quick-pickled cucumbers and plenty of dill join forces in a classic salad that’s tangy and bright.

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Lemony Greek Potato Salad

Inspired by Greek lemon potatoes, this easy potato salad is packed with bright, tangy flavors.

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Salmon Patties

Easy 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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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

This cozy classic soup has everything you love and cooks in just 30 minutes.

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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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Deviled Egg Dip

Turn deviled eggs into an easy, delicious dip with creamy labneh.

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Creamy Tuna Pasta Salad

Tuna salad meets pasta salad in this light and creamy mash-up that's the perfect side for a picnic or cookout.

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One-Pan Chicken & Potatoes

Make this cozy skillet dinner with crispy-skinned chicken thighs, creamy potatoes, and tangy feta.

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Dill Pickle Pasta Salad

A mayo and sour cream-based pasta salad with dill pickles, onions, and fresh dill.

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One-Pan White Fish with Tomatoes and Capers

It's a totally satisfying one-pan dinner with minimal prep and mostly hands-off cooking.

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Polish Dill Pickle Soup (Zupa Ogórkowa)

Grated dill pickles and fresh dill are the key to a hearty, flavorful and comforting soup.

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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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Cucumber-Onion Salad

When you need a refreshing, easy side, look no further than this cucumber salad, which is crunchy and pairs well with any summer food.

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Shrimp Salad

A delicious mayonnaise-based shrimp salad that you can serve over toast, on a bed of salad greens, or on a buttered roll for a quick, satisfying summer meal.

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Avocado Salad

This simple summery salad takes avocado from supporting ingredient to the main attraction.

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Salmon Benedict

If you love eggs benedict and salmon, you will love how this classic brunch dish gives you the best of both worlds: rich hollandaise sauce, luscious lox, and a runny egg.

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Marinated Chickpea and Feta Salad with Spring Veggies

This star of this crunchy, veggie-packed salad is a tangy Greek-inspired dressing, which doubles as a marinade for the feta and chickpeas.

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Feta Stuffed Lamb Meatballs

Packed with fresh dill, spices, and a cube of feta cheese in the center, these oven-baked meatballs are exceptionally flavorful and easy enough to make on a weeknight.

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Creamy Cucumber Salad

This creamy cucumber salad is made with crisp slices of cucumber tangled with mellow, sweet red onion and wisps of fresh dill, and blanketed with a tangy, creamy dressing.

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Melon and Herb Salad with Pistachios

This combination of cantaloupe, fresh herbs, and salty pistachios is light, elegant, and perfect for hot summer days.

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Smoked Salmon Dip

This easy dip is made with a blend of whipped cream cheese, sour cream, Greek yogurt, and lots of fresh dill.

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Grilled Carrots and Leeks with Labneh

Sweet carrots are grilled to caramelized smokiness, then propped on a bed of creamy labneh with a shower of fresh dill.

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Cucumber Soup

A rich, creamy and refreshing soup makde with cucumber, yogurt, and fresh dill. It's the perfect meal on a hot summer day.

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