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Orange & Ginger Salmon with Tzatziki (Cucumber Yogurt Sauce)

The flavors of this Orange and Ginger Salmon with Tzatziki are a
wonderful dance of warm and spicy tones combined with cool cucumber and
dill. Ready in just 30 minutes, it’s perfect for summer hosting!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: fish recipes
Servings: 8
Calories: 155kcal
Author: Anna


  • 1 Ceday Bay Grilling Co. Applewood with Orange & Ginger Planked Salmon Full Fillet
  • 2 cups grated fresh organic cucumber (About 2 medium cucumbers)
  • 2 cups greek yogurt
  • juice of one large lemon
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill (plus a few extra sprigs for garnish)
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt


Prepare the Tzatziki

  • It works well to make the tzatziki while the oven (or grill) pre-heats to 425°
  • Grate the cucumber into a bowl until you have two generous cups of grated cucumber. Allow it to sit for 5 minutes while you prepare the other sauce ingredients. (This is important so that extra moisture can drain from the cucumber.)
  • Combine yogurt, dill, lemon juice, salt and garlic in a large serving bowl.
  • Working one handful at a time, lightly squeeze grated cucumber to remove extra moisture, and add it to the serving bowl with the other sauce ingredients.
  • Stir well, until fully mixed.

Cook salmon according to package instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425°
  • Remove the fully thawed salmon from packaging, but leave it on the cedar plank.
  • Cook for 12-15 minutes – the core temperature should reach 158°.
  • Before serving, lightly garnish salmon with the tzatziki, and a few sprigs of fresh dill.
  • Serve immediately, along with the tzatziki.


Try this with grilled salmon. This planked salmon can be cooked the same way on your grill. Preheat oven to 425°. Place the salmon (still on its plank) on grill grate, and cook until salmon reaches an internal temperature of 158°.
Not a garlic fan? It's ok to leave the garlic out of the tzatziki (heresy, I know!) The salmon itself has a wonderful hint of spicy heat from the ginger. The light and cool cucumber sauce is a wonderful complement, with or without the garlic.


Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 130mg | Potassium: 543mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 171IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1mg