This simple Sauce for Salmon Patties is made entirely from fridge and pantry staples – no fresh herbs needed. Great with salmon cakes, burgers or croquettes.

A stack of three salmon patties topped with creamy sauce for salmon patties.

This Salmon Patties Sauce takes your dish to another level!

I love to make salmon patties anytime I need a quick but nourishing meal, but my plate isn’t complete without some sauce for them.

Since these seafood cakes are generally made from canned salmon and are all about convenience, I didn’t want to stray from that logic and require you to buy a bunch of fresh ingredients to make a sauce for them. That would be silly.

Instead, this dill sauce for salmon patties is made entirely from fridge staples like mayonnaise and sour cream, and dried herbs and spices that I bet you already have in your spice cabinet!

Why you will love Dill Sauce for Salmon Patties

  • It doesn’t require any fresh herbs, or even fresh garlic. Make it entirely from fridge and pantry staples.
  • It has a balanced creaminess that adds a richness to seafood cakes without being overwhelmingly heavy.
Bowls of ingredients on a light background, including mayonnaise, sour cream, hot sauce, mustard and spices.

Ingredients for Salmon Patty Sauce

  • mayonnaise – this is one half of the creamy, rich base of this salmon patty sauce.
  • sour cream – the other half! The sour cream adds tang, too.
  • Dijon mustard – I like to use a combination of regular Dijon mustard and whole grain Dijon mustard for visual appeal, texture and flavor, but you can use all one or the other if you prefer.
  • hot sauce – I use Tabasco, but any hot sauce you have on hand works.
  • garlic powder – to add a bit of garlic flavor without being as overwhelming as fresh garlic would be.
  • dried dill – the herby flavor component of this condiment.
  • kosher salt – because even dipping sauces need to be seasoned properly.

How to make Simple Sauce for Salmon Patties

A glass bowl filled with dollops of mayonnaise, sour cream, hot sauce, mustard and spices.
A glass bowl filled with a creamy sauce, with a whisk stirring it.

1. STIR. This recipe is as easy as it gets – put all of the ingredients in a bowl and stir them together! Refrigerate 1 hour for best flavor.

Home Chef Tips for Dipping Sauce for Salmon Patties

  • You can use fresh dill if you have it on hand! If you use fresh, you’ll need double the amount, because fresh doesn’t taste as strong as dried.
  • Whether you use dried or fresh, feel free to adjust the quantity of dill based on your preference for a milder or stronger flavor.
  • Greek yogurt can be used in place of the sour cream.
A bowl of salmon patties sauce, with a spoon lifting some sauce out.

How to serve this Sauce for Salmon Patties

While of course this is the perfect sauce to serve with canned salmon cakes or salmon cakes with fresh salmonit’s actually a pretty versatile sauce if you open your mind to the possibilities. Some ideas to get you started:

A bowl of salmon patty sauce, with a spoon lifting some sauce out.

Salmon Patties Sauce storage

Store any leftover salmon patty sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Stir well before serving again.

A bowl of dill sauce for salmon patties, with a spoon lifting some sauce out.
A stack of three salmon patties topped with creamy sauce for salmon patties.

Simple Sauce for Salmon Patties

Yield: Makes 2/3 cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This simple Sauce for Salmon Patties is made entirely from fridge and pantry staples - no fresh herbs needed. Great with salmon cakes, burgers or croquettes.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon regular Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in medium bowl and whisk until well combined. Refrigerate at least 1 hour for best flavor. Can be refrigerated up to 4 days.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 5 Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 103Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 299mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g

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