A simple gluten free Mother's Day recipe - Grilled Salmon with West Coast Dill Barbecue Sauce


I love the summer barbecue season and this Grilled Salmon with West Coast Dill Barbecue Sauce. It’s delicious, super easy and I always have all the ingredients in the fridge.

This sauce was the winner of a barbecue sauce recipe contest in Western Living magazine in the 1980’s and I’ve been making it ever since. I can make it in minutes while the barbecue is heating up.

Prep Once, Eat Twice – West Coast Dill Barbecue Sauce

Miracle Whip is naturally gluten free, readily available and gives this sauce a nice creamy texture. It isn’t anywhere close to homemade mayo but it is an everyday ingredient you might have in your fridge. Although the recipe can be halved I prefer to think of Prep Once, Eat Twice. I will make the whole recipe once, then put half in a jar for another salmon dinner. Getting a label on the jar is the catch as it serves as a reminder for me to make the same dinner again within a few weeks.

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Grilled Salmon with West Coast Dill Sauce

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Get The Tools – Grilled Salmon

Every kitchen needs tools and gluten free eaters know about reusable grilling sheets. Mine is a Cookina Reusable Grilling Sheet and it works perfectly. You can cut the sheets up, send them with kids to a barbecue and use them on public grills at campsites and parks. A solution for avoiding cross contact. To learn more about these sheets check out this blog post, Reusable Grilling Sheets.

From Everyday to Gourmet

Edible flowers add a gourmet touch to any plate and you don’t need a green thumb to use them. If you’re curious about buying or growing edible flowers read this blog post, How To Use Edible Flowers in the Kitchen. In the spring I love to buy lots of pansy plants to use here and there, like topping my salmon with this bright purple pansy.

Let me know in the comments below if you tried this easy sauce or if you use edible flowers on your dishes.

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Grilled Salmon with West Coast Dill Barbecue Sauce

Grilled Salmon with West Coast Dill Barbecue Sauce is a super simple summer recipe, all the ingredients are already in your fridge.
Author: Cinde Little
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Course: Main Course
Keyword: grilled salmon


  • 6 3-4 oz salmon steaks or filets


  • cup Miracle Whip
  • cup butter, melted
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp dried dill (or ½ Tbsp fresh)
  • salt and pepper to taste



  • Combine all sauce ingredients and stir until combined. Microwave if needed to whisk to s amooth consistency.
  • Reserve half the sauce to serve at the table. Brush remaining sauce on salmon while grilling.


  • Preheat the barbecue.
  • Brush sauce on salmon. Grill until flaky, about 6 minutes per side.
  • Top with West Coast Dill Barbecue Sauce and serve more on the side.
  • Garnish with fresh dill or edible flowers.


This sauce is enough for two dinners but you can also use it up making salmon or tuna salad.
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