Healthy Air Fried Salmon Recipe
Healthy cooking can be simple and quick. Our air fryer salmon recipe is a perfect example of how to eat healthy without sacrificing flavor. We’re obsessed with this air fried salmon because it truly is so quick. You’ll have dinner on the table in a few minutes and the salmon is perfectly cooked. Best of all, there’s very little oil to cook salmon in the air fryer! Seriously, we’re always surprised at how little oil you need to make a fantastic healthy salmon dinner.
Video: Healthy Air Fryer Salmon Recipe
First of all, If you haven’t been able to explore the wonderful world of Air Fryer recipes, you’ll be pleased when you do. We’ve baked and roasted salmon so many times that we had believed it’s the best method out there. But with air fried salmon, the cooking time is much quicker! The salmon comes out wonderfully moist. The small air fryer cooking baskets makes for a quicker cooking time when compared to a conventional oven. And finally, no pre-heating is required and clean-up is super easy!
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What are the Best Air Fryers?
There’s so many on the market now. You just need to research and find the ones that fits your needs, capacity and style.
The non-stick basket style (non-wire base) & smoothness of the basket tray is great for cleaning up.
This NuWave model has a lower temperature capability, which can give you more cooking options for foods that need lower temperatures. The lower temperature feature might be great for proofing breads!
We like that this Tiluxury 5.8qt has the non-stick basket (non-wire base). Makes for less sticking for delicate meals (ie baked fish fillets). And we like the digital interface (easier cleaning).
Plus, if you’re familiar with the Oster brand, they’re reliable and not too expensive.
- Two 6 ounce salmon fillets , skin and bones removed
- 1 teaspoon olive oil or light spray of organic cooking spray
- kosher salt , to taste
- black pepper , to taste
Rinse and pat dry the salmon. Lightly coat with oil or cooking spray. Season both sides with salt and pepper.
Place salmon in basket. Air fry at 360°F for about 8-10 minutes.
Gently press the salmon to check it's doneness (the firmer it is the more fully cooked it is). Or check the salmon with a fork to make sure it's cooked to your preferred doneness.
- Enjoy! It’s that easy.
Air Fryer Notes:
- Don’t crowd the basket. If you decide to double the recipe, it will work great but make sure your air fryer is large enough to fit more of the fish filets. You might need add an additional 1-2 minutes of cooking time to make sure the salmon is cooked through or cook the salmon in batches.