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Salmon made in the air fryer on a white serving tray.
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3.77 from 21 votes

Air Fryer Salmon

Salmon is one of my favorite ways to get my daily protein and this Air Fryer Salmon is a quick and easy way to do it! No more ovens or grills - just 10 minutes in the Air Fryer for the perfect, simple salmon.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 188kcal


  • 16 ounces salmon cut into 2 (8) ounce fillets
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika


  • Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare the air fryer basket with nonstick spray or parchment paper if desired.
  • Rinse, clean, and then pat the filets with a paper towel until they are dry.
  • Rub the salmon with a little olive oil, then use the salmon rub of seasonings on the salmon filets until they are completely covered.
  • Place the salmon filets into the preheated air fryer basket with a cook time of 10-12 minutes. Use a digital meat thermometer to check that the internal temperature of the salmon has reached 14 degrees Fahrenheit. If not, add more cooking time.
  • Carefully remove the salmon filets from the air fryer basket, squeeze with fresh lemon juice, and serve with your favorite sides. (It's normal for the salmon skin to easily remove from the bottom of the fish once cooked.)


I use two 8 ounce salmon fillets when making this dish and then cut each into two pieces, so each serving is 4 ounces per person.
I love to use simple ingredients when making salmon but you can spice things up a bit by adding in garlic powder, brush with soy sauce, or even sprinkle with butter and brown sugar. I also love to top this juicy salmon with my favorite avocado salsa.
Store leftover salmon in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. If you're meal prepping, consider serving with brown rice or cauliflower rice for a low carb recipe. You can also make salmon tacos with low carb tortillas.


Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 578mg | Potassium: 382mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 136IU | Calcium: 322mg | Iron: 1mg
**Nutrition facts are based on my best estimation for this recipe. They may not be accurate depending on what brands you use or modifications you might make to the recipe. For most accurate calculations, I recommend using a nutrition calculator with the exact brands and measurements you use with the recipe.
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