20 Best Salmon Recipes for the Air Fryer

Cajun Air Fryer Salmon
Photo by France C.

What's not to love about air fryer salmon? Arguably, the air fryer is the best way to cook salmon. You're starting with a healthy fish and cooking it in a healthy way that cuts back on fat calories. Plus, the air fryer gets the job done fast and creates a moist center and wonderful texture to the surface of the fish. Give these air fryer salmon recipes a try!

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Spicy Air Fryer Salmon

Spicy Air Fryer Salmon

A sweet and spicy seasoning mix made with steak seasoning, brown sugar, coriander, cumin, and cayenne tops salmon fillets which are air fried for a quick and easy dinner.

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Keto Air Fryer Salmon Cakes with Sriracha Mayo

Keto Air Fryer Salmon Cakes with Sriracha Mayo
France C

Siracha mayo adds kick to these easy keto-friendly salmon cakes. "Salmon cakes can certainly be keto-friendly if you just tweak a few ingredients," says France C. "They make a great dinner or you can serve atop a salad for a delicious lunch."

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Air Fryer Salmon Nuggets

Air Fryer Salmon Nuggets
Photo by France C.

Salmon nuggets cooked in the air fryer come out crispy on the outside, and moist and tender on the inside. Enjoy them with a drizzle of sweet chipotle-maple sauce. "These make a great appetizer and are also tasty served over greens," says France C.

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Air Fryer Salmon Patties

Air Fryer Salmon Patties
Photo by Bren.

These crispy air-fried salmon patties come out golden brown and delicious. Paired with the zesty aioli dipping sauce, they make a great appetizer or quick and easy weeknight meal.

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Cajun Air Fryer Salmon

Cajun salmon with carrots and rice
France C

Ready in less than 10 minutes! This moist and delicious air-fryer salmon is full of flavor with a Cajun seasoning and a hint of sweetness thanks brown sugar.

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Lemon-Garlic Air Fryer Salmon

lemon garlic salmon in air fryer

"This buttery lemon-garlic salmon is easy to throw together with a few simple ingredients," says France C. "For best results, use center-cut fillets that are about 1-inch thick. Eight minutes cook time will produce salmon that is medium-well. Add 1 to 2 more minutes for well done, but take care not to overcook. Cook time may vary with different model air fryers."

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Air Fryer Salmon for One

Air Fryer Salmon for One
thedailygourmet

Make this incredibly quick meal with just five ingredients: a salmon fillet, salt, Greek seasoning, black pepper, and dill weed.

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Air Fryer Salmon Croquettes

Air Fryer Salmon Croquettes
Yoly

"These easy to make salmon croquettes are just as tasty as pan-fried but they are grease-free and oil-free," says recipe creator Yoly. "That's thanks to an air fryer!

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