35 Creative Paleo Ways to Use Dill

By Jess

Dill is most commonly associated with pickles, but it’s also fantastic with salmon, potato salads, veggie dishes, salads, and more! Check out some of these paleo recipes and be herb-inspired.

The powerful taste of dill shines through in each of these dill recipes. You’ll want to stock up on fresh dill the next time you’re out!

1. Smoked Salmon Frittata With Lemon Caper Aioli
Frittata is an easy way to get a protein-rich and delicious meal going quickly on a busy weeknight, or for a weekend breakfast. This one is colorful with the unique flavors of smoked salmon, minced red onion, capers, fried garlic, chopped dill, and a homemade aioli.

Salmon Dill Zucchini Pasta
Photo: The Organic Dietitian

2. Salmon Dill Zucchini Pasta
This pasta dish is decadent but simple, and it can be on your table in less than half an hour. Choose a high-quality salmon, red wine vinegar, Italian seasoning, fresh dill, spiralized zucchini, and peas.

3. Broccoli Soup
Broccoli soup is one of my very favorite vegetable soups. This one is well-flavored with onion, celery, garlic, ginger, dill, and fresh lemon juice. I really think it’s the ginger that creates a flavor unlike any broccoli soup you’ve had before. So bright and spunky!

4. Fennel Apple Salad
Seasoned with fresh chopped sprigs of dill, salt, pepper, and lemon juice, this simple salad features the combination of sweet and crunchy apple with spicy, savory fennel. The licorice flavor of the fennel really balances the sweetness of the apple, and olive oil helps to round out and meld the flavors.

5. Paleo Tzatziki Sauce
Tzatziki is a Mediterranean sauce that’s usually made with a yogurt and cucumber base and served as a cool and refreshing dip. This paleo version doesn’t require yogurt, and is made instead with coconut cream, cucumber, lemon juice, garlic and onion powders, fresh dill, and salt.

Whole30 Almond Crusted Salmon
Photo: Fashionable Foods

6. Whole30 Almond Crusted Salmon
This salmon meal couldn’t be simpler, but it’s so delicious and impressive to guests because if its lovely presentation. The crust is made with almond meal, fresh dill, and garlic, and everything is cooked in olive oil with salt, pepper, and lemon wedges for serving. You don’t need a lot of fancy ingredients to make this taste good!

7. Sweet Potato Chips With Creamy Lemon and Dill Dip
Homemade chips and dips are a big thing in my house, because we love snacks but we don’t buy processed foods. These sweet potato chips are easy to make (you don’t even peel the potatoes) and you can dip them in this cashew-based sauce rich with lemon and dill flavors. It’s almost like ranch dip!

8. Paleo Beetroot Hummus With Dill and Pecans
Try not to drool over the gorgeous color combination happening here with this dip. You don’t need any chickpeas (obviously) and instead it’s made with beets, tahini, garlic, sea salt, lemon, chili flakes, and a topping of fresh chopped dill and chopped pecans.

9. BLT Grilled Romaine Wedge Salad With Lemon Dill Vinaigrette
These grilled romaine hearts are absolutely fantastic, and nothing like you usually think of when you think “salad.” The soft boiled eggs and turkey bacon add protein into the mix, along with the flavors of cherry tomatoes, honey, Dijon mustard, fresh garlic, and olive oil.

Dill Potato Salad
Photo: Paleo Leap

10. Dill Potato Salad
This potato salad has a traditional taste and texture, just like your grandmother’s potato salad. It’s made with Yukon gold potatoes, celery stalks, red onion, fresh dill, anchovies, homemade mayonnaise, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, sea salt, and freshly ground black pepper.

11. Blistered Green Beans With Crushed Almonds
Ever since I first discovered blistered almonds, I haven’t been able to eat them any other way. This receipt is delicious with beautifully blistered almonds, olive oil, minced fresh dill, lemon juice, roasted almonds, and flaky sea salt. These make a lovely and simple side dish or light lunch.

12. Beet Gazpacho
Gazpacho is a deliciously refreshing chilled soup that’s perfect for summertime when you really don’t want to fire up the oven or the stove. This one is made with beets, red or sweet onion, garlic, cucumbers, garlic, fresh dill, sherry vinegar, fresh pepper, and garnishes of choice.

13. Cucumber Dill Veggie Wraps With Coconut Wrappers
These colorful coconut wrappers are holding in mixed veggies like red bell pepper, carrots, cucumber, pea shoots, and alfalfa sprouts. They’re served with a homemade dill mayo made from dill and soaked and blended macadamia nuts, which are super creamy like cashews.

Sweet Potato Salmon Cakes With Creamy Dill Sriracha Sauce
Photo: Kim’s Cravings

14. Sweet Potato Salmon Cakes With Creamy Dill Sriracha Sauce
This stuff is the bomb, seriously. You’ve got deliciously flaky salmon with sweet potatoes, green onions, and herbs, and a creamy dill sriracha dipping sauce (you can use coconut yogurt instead of Greek), garlic, and honey. If you want a full meal, make the balsamic maple Brussels sprouts to go with it!

15. Chilled Cucumber and Watercress Soup
Here’s another chilled soup that’s perfect for spring or summer. This one, however, is of the green variety! To make it, you’ll need cucumber, watercress, garlic, lemon juice, fresh dill, fresh mint, sea salt, olive oil, and plain coconut yogurt to replace the dairy yogurt in the recipe.

16. Homemade Overnight Refrigerator Pickles
Cultured pickles are awesome, but they can take a week to make. Sometimes you just want pickles overnight! This overnight pickle recipe is made with apple cider vinegar, coconut sugar, white vinegar, dill and mustard seeds, black peppercorns, garlic, fresh dill, and (of course) cucumbers.

17. Pan Seared Salmon With Creamy Sunflower Dill Pesto
There must be something magical about the combination of dill and salmon. This simple salmon is perfectly seared with sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper. Serve it with a creamy sunflower pesto made with fresh dill, olive oil, basic, green onion, garlic, and mayonnaise.

Breakfast Salad
Photo: Jessi’s Kitchen

18. Breakfast Salad
If you’re looking for a way to squeeze more greens into your diet, try a breakfast salad! This one is made with fresh kale and lettuce, roasted asparagus, roasted sweet potato, and a delicious dill and red wine vinegar dressing. For protein and more of a breakfast feel, top with 2 fried eggs.

19. Paleo Zucchini Fritters With Lemon Dill Mayonnaise
Made with grated zucchini and other veggies like red bell pepper and red onion, along with spices like cayenne and garlic powder, these fritters are super yummy. They’re not complete without a lemon dill mayonnaise made from fresh minced dill.

20. Healthy Cucumber Salad
This is such an easy summery salad with only a handful of ingredients, including fresh dill. It’s just sliced cucumbers (peeled in stripes if you want it to look extra pretty), white onion, apple cider vinegar, and olive oil. Good food doesn’t have to be complicated or take a long time to make!

21. Herb Roasted Carrots With Avocado Dill Dip
These awesome carrots are so tender and tasty with salt, pepper, olive oil and mixed herbs. The best part, though, is the dip that’s part ranch dip, part guacamole, and all awesome. It’s made with ripe avocados, fresh dill, parsley, basil, olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic powder.

Mast-O-Khiar Persian Beet Salad
Photo: Naked Cuisine

22. Mast-O-Khiar Persian Beet Salad
This salad is made with a special Persian spice mixture of dried mint, dill, rose petals, and black peppercorn. Unless you eat Persian food often, this is likely a flavor sensation that isn’t normally part of your diet. It’s so delicious and easy to make with tahini, beets, lemon, and olive oil.

23. Smoked Salmon Crepes With Dilla Aioli
Now if you’re looking for something fancy, this is your dish. These crepes are made with almond flour, coconut milk, ghee, and vanilla extract, and they’re layered with smoked salmon and a dill aioli made with avocado oil, Dijon mustard, white vinegar, parsley, and fresh dill.

24. Grilled Moroccan Chicken and Vegetable Skewers
These skewers are deliciously seasoned and drizzled with a yummy yogurt dill sauce. The spicy Ras el Hanout seasonings are perfectly balanced with the cool and creamy sauce, made from coconut yogurt (to replace the diary yogurt), olive oil, fresh dill, mint, and lime juice.

25. Chilled Green Bean Salad With Dill
After blistering them, my next favorite way to enjoy green beans is cold and snappy, just like in this green bean salad chilled with balsamic vinegar, fresh dill, garlic, kosher salt, crushed red pepper flakes, and freshly ground black pepper. You won’t be able to get enough!

Avocado Deviled Eggs
Photo: Holding the Grain

26. Avocado Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs are a popular picnic food already, but you can make yours even more popular by mixing avocado into the filling. For this recipe, you’ll also use white wine vinegar, dried dill, salt, pepper, and paprika. These have a unique color and flavor, and they’re extra creamy.

27. Cucumber Watermelon Salad With Dill and Mint
I love the combination of cucumber, fruit (like pineapple or watermelon) with fresh herbs. It never gets old! This one is great with fresh mint and dill, and it’s made extra fancy with jicama, red onion, olive oil, white balsamic or wine vinegar, and a dash of salt and pepper.

28. Paleo Scrambled Eggs With Herbs
Here’s another awesome breakfast recipe for you, and this one comes together in about ten minutes, so it’s great for when you don’t have a lot of time in the morning but you need something nourishing and healthy. Season your scrambled eggs with curry, fresh dill, oregano, and more!

29. Potato Cakes With Bacon and Smoked Salmon
Made with yellow potatoes and turnips for extra nutrition, these fantastic cakes feature full fat coconut milk, garlic, bacon, yellow onions, smoked salmon, white pepper, and a silky topping of unsweetened plain coconut yogurt. They’re simple but also fancy!

Quick and Easy Smoked Oysters Party Appetizer
Photo: Fermented Food Lab

30. Quick and Easy Smoked Oysters Party Appetizer
When you serve these to your party guests, they’ll have no idea that you spent only a few short minutes pulling them together with canned smoked oysters, cucumber, raw pickled ginger carrots (recipe included), fresh dill, and lemon zest. So sophisticated!

31. Homeamade Dairy Free Cheese, Three Ways
This dairy free cheese is of the soft and spreadable nature, and the base is made from nut milk pulp, olive oil, and fresh lemon juice. You can make it plain, with zesty mustard and toasted sesame, or extra fancy with roasted hazelnut, orange, and smoky paprika and dill.

32. Winter Root Vegetable Soup
Root vegetables are lovely in winter, because they understand your need to be filled with comforting, sweet, and earthy flavors. This winter soup is made from onions, garlic, parsnips, turnip, potato, carrot, ginger, fresh dill, and coconut milk to keep things super creamy.

33. Watermelon Heirloom Tomato Salad
The combination of watermelon and tomatoes in this salad is unexpected, but awesome. White balsamic vinegar, black pepper, salt, fresh dill, and olive oil enhance the flavors. This salad is a great side dish or lighter meal for hot summer days.

Fresh and Clean Potato Salad
Photo: Oatmeal With a Fork

34. Fresh and Clean Potato Salad
This is the potato salad of my dreams with no mayo! The salad itself is made from red potatoes, Dijon mustard, dill, celery, red onion, and sea salt, and it’s coated in a dairy-free dressing with avocado, dry mustard, maple syrup, and apple cider vinegar. Yum!

35. Real Kosher Dill Pickles
These dill pickles are the “real” kind—not refrigerator pickles, but honest-to-goodness lactofermented dill pickles. You’ll need small cucumbers, garlic, dill, red pepper flakes, brine, and a grape leaf—the grape leaf is the secret to keeping them crunchy.


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