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5 from 2 votes

Air Fryer Salmon

Ready in 10 minutes, you will love this Air Fryer Salmon recipe! It’s the perfect dinner for busy weeknights as it is a hands off way of easily and quickly making salmon that yields the perfect flakey but moist fillets.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer salmon, how to cook salmon in an air fryer, salmon recipe
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 283kcal


  • Air Fryer


  • 2 6 oz salmon filets about 1.5-2 inches thick
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • lemon wedges and dill for garnish optional


  • Drizzle olive oil on top of each salmon filet and rub in. Then season with paprika, salt and pepper.
  • Place the salmon in the air fryer basket and cook at 370°F for 8 minutes. (Times may vary depending on thickness of your filet.)
  • Serve with lemon wedges and dill.



  • As the time it takes to cook through your fish may vary due to the thickness of your fillet, I suggest you check up on it at the 8 minute mark with an instant read thermometer. Salmon is cooked through once the internal temperature has reached 120°F to 135°F.
  • There is no need to flip the fish halfway through cooking it.
  • If your salmon is wet or damp, be sure to pat it dry before drizzling with olive oil and seasoning. Patting it dry will help the oil and seasoning stick better.
  • Be sure to remove the salmon from the air fryer basket once it has finished cooking as the residual heat from the basket will continue to cook your fillets.
  • Not all air fryers are made the same. If your model requires preheating, please do so.


Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 76mg | Potassium: 879mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1053IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 2mg