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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Tips for Safe Gluten Free Grilling

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.

Garnish with Edible Flowers

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 simple recipe with ingredients already in your fridge. No apologies for Miracle Whip.
Author: Cinde Little
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: West Coast
Keyword: Salmon with West Coast Dill Barbecue Sauce
Servings: 6 people


  • 6 salmon steaks or filets


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


  • Preheat the barbecue.


  • Combine sauce ingredients in bowl and stir to combine. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir again.
  • Pour ⅓ cup sauce into a separate dish. Set remainder aside.


  • Brush salmon with Dill Barbecue Sauce.
  • Grill salmon for approximately 6 minutes then turn. Brush with remaining sauce.
  • Grill until salmon is flaky and cooked through, about 6 minutes.
  • Serve Dill Barbecue Sauce on the side.
  • Garnish with fresh dill or edible flowers.


Store leftover Dill Barbecue Sauce in a clean jar. Will keep for 3 weeks.
I make the full recipe even if I'm only serving salmon for 2 or 4. Use leftover sauce to make salmon salad or tuna salad for lunches. 
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