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Overhead photo of a plate with filet of air fryer salmon served with leafy greens and lemon slices.
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3.70 from 40 votes

Air Fryer Salmon

A simple recipe for air fryer salmon that results in perfectly flaky and tender salmon fillets. It's healthy, flavorful and ready in under 15 minutes.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Fish & Seafood
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer salmon
Servings: 2



  • 2 6 oz salmon filets
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 large garlic clove minced
  • ½ teaspoon paprika optional
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt plus more to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 2-3 slices of lemon for serving


  • Rub oil, minced garlic, paprika (if using) salt and pepper on on the flesh of each salmon fillet.
    Two seasoned salmon filets on a piece of parchment paper on top of a plate.
  • Preheat air fryer if required. Spray air fryer with non-aerosol cooking spray, if desired. Place salmon filets skin side down in air fryer and cook on 390°F for 10-12 minutes or until cooked through. Cook time will vary depending on the size of your salmon filets.
    Two seasoned salmon filets in an air fryer basket.
  • Once cooked and salmon easily flakes off with a fork, remove salmon from the air fryer and let rest for about 5 minutes.
    Two air fried filets of salmon in an air fryer basket.
  • Serve salmon with slice of lemon and sides of choice.


Serving: 1filet | Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 11g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 456mg | Potassium: 13mg