Air Fryer Salmon

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Cooking salmon in the air fryer has to be one of the easiest ways to make these without having to monitor super closely. We just made some the other day for lunch and they were delicious.

Who knew air fryer salmon could be this easy? For other easy air fryer recipes try our Air Fryer Hamburgers or Air Fryer Bacon!

How to Make Air Fryer Salmon

To get started with this recipe, preheat your air fryer to 400°F (if your air fryer requires preheating that is). Then pat each salmon filet with a paper towel to remove any excess moisture.

In a separate bowl, combine dill, garlic powder and smoked paprika. Rub some olive oil on the fillets and sprinkle a dense coating of spice over them.

Place the fillets in the air fryer, equally spaced apart to allow the air to flow around them all and cook at 400°F for approximately 7 minutes.

Using an instant-read thermometer, check to make sure the fish is cooked to 145°F, avoid flaking it as it will dry out.

Once finished, remove and serve with lemon wedges, squeezing the lemon juice onto the fillets before you eat it.

Looking for something to serve with this? Try our Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts or Air Fryer Kale Chips.

Happy Cooking!

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Air Fryer Salmon

Fantastic salmon done in the air fryer! Loaded with spices then baked up to tender perfection, this will soon become a new seafood favorite for dinner!
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
7 minutes
Main Course
Fast & Slow Cooking


  • four 6 ounce salmon fillets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4-6 lemon wedges


  • Preheat your air fryer to 400°F.
  • Gently pat each salmon fillet dry with a paper towel, then throw out the paper towels.
  • Combine the dill, garlic powder, and smoked paprika in a small bowl.
  • Gently rub the olive oil (or cooking spray) on the fillets. Sprinkle a dense coating of the spices on each salmon fillet, dividing equally between the four.
  • If needed, preheat your air fryer to 400°F for 3 minutes. Remove the basket and place the fillets inside, making sure they aren't touching and they have space between each for air to circulate.
  • Cook for 7 minutes, then check for doneness. We use an instant-read thermometer to make sure it's 145°F, as flaking the fish to test can dry it out when you have to return it to cook again. The fish is done when it flakes nicely but a thermometer really helps you not overcook it!
  • Once done, remove and serve with lemon wedges.

Recipe Notes

  • The seasoning may seem thick but trust us, it’s perfect!
  • Cook thicker fillets in 2 minute increments past the initial 7, testing the temperature after each cooking interval. 
  • Our kids don’t eat salmon (where did we go wrong?) so we only used two fillets. There is plenty of room for 4! 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 313kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 34g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g, Monounsaturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 94mg, Sodium: 77mg, Potassium: 887mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 333IU, Vitamin C: 10mg, Calcium: 31mg, Iron: 2mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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