Lemon-Garlic Air Fryer Salmon


This buttery lemon-garlic salmon is easy to throw together with a few simple ingredients. 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.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
2 salmon fillets


  • 1 tablespoon melted butter

  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic

  • 2 (6 ounce) fillets center-cut salmon fillets with skin

  • ¼ teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning

  • teaspoon dried parsley

  • cooking spray

  • 3 thin slices lemon, cut in half


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 390 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Combine melted butter and minced garlic in a small bowl.

  3. Rinse salmon fillets and dry with a paper towel. Brush with butter mixture and sprinkle with lemon-pepper seasoning and parsley.

  4. Spray the basket of the air fryer with cooking spray. Place salmon fillets in the basket, skin-side down, and top each with 3 lemon halves.

  5. Cook in the preheated air fryer for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the air fryer and let rest for 2 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

293 Calories
16g Fat
1g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 293
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 108mg 36%
Sodium 174mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 8mg 42%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 844mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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