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Air Fryer Salmon

So, you’re standing in your kitchen, right? Got a salmon fillet staring back at you, and there’s this air fryer sitting there like it’s your unsung hero. Trust me, it’s about to be a game-changer without all the usual kitchen drama.

First things first, crank that air fryer to 400°F (200°C). Now, we’re not gonna make this complicated. Grab a bowl, toss in olive oil, minced garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, dried dill, salt, and pepper. Mix it up. Give your salmon a nice, quick bath in that flavorful concoction. No need for a long soak, just 5 minutes. Let those flavors get acquainted.

Air fryer’s heated up? Good. Throw those marinated salmon fillets in there. 10 minutes. Yeah, you heard me. Flip ’em halfway through. No fancy flips—just use some tongs. What comes out? Golden-brown, flaky goodness. Trust the process; it’s foolproof.

Now, here’s the part where most folks mess up—let the salmon chill for 5 minutes right in the air fryer. No rush. Let the juices do their thing. This ain’t a race; it’s a slow burn of flavors.

Plate that salmon. Pair it with whatever feels right—rice, veggies, or a crisp salad. There you have it, a 20-minute, no-nonsense salmon soirée. Simple, but damn exquisite. No need for theatrics; just let the flavors dance. Your kitchen just became the stage for some laid-back, culinary magic.

Air Fryer Salmon

Air Fryer Salmon

Unlock the magic of the air fryer with a 10-minute salmon recipe. Marinate fillets in garlic, lemon, and dill, then air fry for flaky perfection. Serve with rice or salad for an easy, elegant dining experience—redefining home-cooked elegance in just 20 minutes.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Fusion
Servings 2 people
Calories 300 kcal


  • Air Fryer
  • Mixing bowl
  • Tongs
  • Basting brush


  • 2 6 oz salmon fillets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Lemon wedges for serving


  • Preheat the Air Fryer: Set your air fryer to 400°F (200°C) and allow it to preheat for a few minutes.
  • Prepare the Marinade: In a mixing bowl, combine olive oil, minced garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, dried dill, salt, and pepper. Mix well to create a flavorful marinade.
  • Marinate the Salmon: Place the salmon fillets in the marinade, ensuring they are well-coated on all sides. Let them marinate for about 5 minutes to absorb the flavors.
  • Air Fry the Salmon: Carefully place the marinated salmon fillets into the air fryer basket. Cook for 10 minutes, flipping halfway through using tongs to ensure even cooking. Adjust the time based on the thickness of your fillets.
  • Check for Doneness: The salmon is done when it easily flakes with a fork and has a golden brown exterior. If needed, cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  • Rest and Serve: Once cooked, let the salmon rest in the air fryer for 5 minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute, ensuring a moist and tender result.
  • Serve with Accompaniments: Plate the salmon with your choice of sidekick—whether it’s a bed of rice, steamed veggies, or a crisp salad. Garnish with lemon wedges for an extra burst of freshness.


  1. Feel free to experiment with additional herbs and spices to customize the flavor profile.
  2. Ensure the salmon fillets are similar in size for even cooking.
  3. Adjust cooking times based on your air fryer model and the thickness of the salmon fillets.
  4. This recipe can be easily doubled or halved to suit your needs.
Keyword Air Fryer, Flavorful, Healthy, Quick and Easy, Salmon
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Erika Herbert
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