Broiled Salmon and Zesty Yogurt Sauce

Layers of love!

We have been dying to cook salmon, so we just went for it. For the side dishes, since the loaded baked potato was a hearty addition, we also had a light, citrus and olive oil dressed, arugula salad. BOOM BABY! Instant meal fit for a king, queen, or jester.

Arugula Salad Preparation:

Directions: Grab a handful of cleaned arugula and an equal amount of fresh, clean spinach and put in a bowl. We added sliced roasted red peppers (from TJ’s), perfectly ripe avocado, and some chopped scallions. We dressed with a little drizzle of olive oil, a squeeze of lemon juice, and a dash of salt and pepper.


  • Roasted red bell pepper
  • 1 Scallion
  • 1/2 an avocado
  • Olive oil
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper
  • Arugula
  • Spinach Leaves

Loaded Baked Potato: Deconstructed

Baked Potato Preparation:

Directions: Clean potato and stab with a fork multiple times. Place in microwave for 4-5 minutes , turn it over and repeat–this will help get it going if it was a big potato. Then place in the oven on the bottom rack (underneath the salmon).  Cook 5-7 minutes on each side. When it’s time to eat, pull out the baked potato (but be careful, it will be screaming hot!), and place on plate. Slice it open, throw in a few pads of butter, a dollop of non-fat plain yogurt (cottage cheese or sour cream works wonders, if you have it on hand), a pinch of chopped scallions and crumbled bacon pieces.  Yum Yum Yum!


  • Large potato
  • 1 Scallion
  • 1 Strip of extra crisp bacon, crumbled
  • 1-2 Tbsp Non-fat plain yogurt, cottage cheese, or sour cream
  • Butter

Zesty Yogurt Sauce Preparation:

Directions: Whisk all of these loverly ingredients together and you will have an instant, amazingly zesty sauce! It goes great with fish or feel free to use as a salad dressing!

The perfect sauce to accompany fresh Salmon


  • 1 Cup non-fat plain yogurt (Greek yogurt would be best!)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime zest
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp fresh orange zest
  • 1 tsp fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Now for the star of the meal….Drum roll please….

Broiled Salmon Preparation:

Directions: Preheat oven to “Broil” and rearrange the top rack, if necessary, to be sure that it is at least 4-5 inches from the top of the oven. Drizzle olive oil over salmon, sprinkle with salt, pepper, and dill. Place onto a foil-covered cooking sheet and put on the top rack in the oven for 5-7 minutes, or until it looks crispy. Then, loosely cover fish with another sheet of foil and let cook for another 5-7 minutes. Let it sit for a few minutes after taking it out of the oven, and then serve with Zesty Yogurt Sauce.


  • Salmon
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp. dried dill

    A meal fit for a King

From the Little Yellow Kitchen



8 Comments to “Broiled Salmon and Zesty Yogurt Sauce”

  1. I willl def be using this recipe at home!!

  2. Citrusy yogurt sauce. This will be good. And there’s salmon in the freezer…

  3. That salad looks amazing! And the sauce for the salmon sounds wonderful, definitely going to have to try some!

  4. Found you through your Freshly Pressed post (congrats, BTW), and tried the salmon part of this recipe tonight – fantastic! I will be trying the chicken with sun dried tomatoes in cream sauce later this week and can’t wait. Great blog! Oh, and I love to see the daily Scripture verse along the right side. 🙂

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