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5 from 5 votes

Air Fryer Salmon

Perfectly cooked crispy on the outside, tender on the inside salmon made easy in an air fryer in less than 10 minutes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: salmon, air fryer
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 359kcal
Author: Farah Abumaizar



  • 2 salmon fillets, about 1 1/2 inch thick
  • 2 tsp olive oil or avocado oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder, optional
  • lemon to taste
  • parsley for garnish, optional


  • Preheat air fryer to 200 C (390 F ).
  • Pat salmon fillets dry with a paper towel, then rub each fillet with oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper generously, then sprinkle evenly with paprika and garlic powder if using.
  • Place in the basket of the air fryer, skin side down, and cook for 8-9 minutes. Check salmon with a fork to make sure it's cooked to your liking, then remove from air fryer.
  • Squeeze cooked salmon with lemon and sprinkle with parsley and enjoy!


Recipe adapted from The Noble Pig