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Air Fryer Salmon

Air Fryer Salmon

Air Fryer Salmon is a delicious and healthy dinner entree. It cooks in minutes in the Air Fryer and uses very little oil. Perfect for a healthy, balanced diet.

Air Fryer Salmon

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Fresh Salmon in Air Fryer

Salmon is a quick and easy meal to make in the Air Fryer.

The Air Fryer cooks Salmon with very little oil and it can be seasoned may different ways.

Key to Success #1 – Start with Evenly Sized Fillets

One key to perfectly cooked Salmon is to use evenly sized Salmon fillets.

Salmon fillets that are about the same size will cook in the same amount of time.

You’ll want to look for fillets that are about 1 – 1 1/2 inches thick.

I prefer to use Salmon with the skin on, but skinless salmon will work just as well.

The reason I like to use salmon with the skin on is that it is easier to remove from the Air Fryer basket.

I’m simple like that.

Air Fryer Salmon

Key to Success #2 – Spritz on the Oil

While the Air Fryer is touted as an oil-free cooking method, I would suggest using a little oil to make sure the salmon doesn’t stick to the Air Fryer basket.

You can either rub a bit of oil on both sides of your salmon fillet or I use a reuseable spray bottle that I keep filled with olive oil.

These are the non-aerosol spray bottles that I use and they work great.

I DO NOT recommend using Pam or a cooking spray like Pam because they tend to create a sticky residue on the non-stick Air Fryer basket.

Air Fryer Salmon

Key to Success #3 – Check The Temp

After cooking your Air Fryer Salmon for 8 minutes, check it with a fork to make sure it’s flaky and fully cooked. A safe internal temperature for salmon is 145 degrees F.

Make sure you have a good quality meat thermometer so that you can test the internal temperature of your meats.

I prefer a digital instant-read thermometer but there are many varieties out there.

Air Fryer Salmon Steaks

Air Fryer Salmon is perfect served over seasoned rice or with a baked potato.

It’s a healthy and versatile meal for any day of the week. You don’t have to wait for a special occasion.

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Air Fryer Salmon
Air Fryer Salmon with Seasoned Rice

Air Fryer Salmon

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Air Fryer Salmon is a delicious and healthy dinner entree. It cooks in minutes in the Air Fryer and uses very little oil. Perfect for a healthy, balanced diet. 


  • 2 fillets (8 oz) fresh salmon
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat Air Fryer to 400 degrees F.
  2. Rub olive oil on both sides of salmon fillets. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Place salmon in basket of Air Fryer skin side down. Cook for 8 minutes without flipping. Check with a fork to see if salmon is flaky and fully cooked. Cook additional 1-2 minutes if desired.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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