Air fryer Atlantic salmon cooks up quick and easy in the air fryer. This salmon can be ready from start to finish in less than 15 minutes.
Salmon cooked in the air fryer is the best salmon. I love it. No flipping. Quick and easy. Very minimal mess (as compared to when I made it in a skillet).
And no heating up a whole oven to make a lovely Atlantic salmon fillet.
This recipe is perfect for making air fryer salmon for one, or you can pop more fillets in your air fryer to make more.
Quick. Easy. Delicious. Healthy. This just hits all the marks.
- Atlantic salmon
- Olive oil
What is Atlantic salmon?
Atlantic salmon is light pink, buttery, and flaky. Depending on where you live, Atlantic salmon may be farmed, but can still be a delicious and healthy option.
Not a fan of Atlantic salmon? Learn how to make sockeye salmon in the air fryer.
Where can you buy Atlantic salmon?
You can buy Atlantic salmon at most grocery stores, as it is one of the most popular types of salmon.
You can buy Atlantic salmon fresh or frozen. If buying frozen salmon, make sure to thaw completely before cooking.
How to customize
The salmon is so easy to customize with different flavors and spices. While cook time will remain the same for most seasonings and spices, you can still add so many different flavors. Here's a few ideas
Air fryer Greek salmon - Season with oregano and garlic powder, top with fresh diced tomatoes, olives, and feta.
Air fryer Tuscan salmon - serve with a delicious cream sauce.
Air fryer garlic butter salmon - top with a garlic butter sauce.
Air fryer lemon garlic salmon - top with a lemon garlic sauce
What to serve with the salmon
- Cook times will depend on your individual air fryer and the thickness of your Atlantic salmon.
- This recipe serves one, but could easily be doubled, tripled, or quadrupled.
How to make air fried Atlantic salmon
Take the Atlantic salmon fillet and pat dry with paper towels. Remove the skin if needed.
Drizzle with oil and rub in to coat all sides.
Season the salmon fillet with salt, pepper, any spices you are using, and dried herbs.
Brush or spray your air fryer basket with oil. Alternately, you can use air fryer parchment paper, as I did below.
Air fry for 8-10 minutes at 380 degrees F. No need to flip!
Plate and serve as desired!
I love to eat my salmon with a side of veggies, on top of a salad or bowl, or even in soup.
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Air Fryer Atlantic Salmon
- 6 ounce Atlantic salmon fillet
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon paprika
- Pat salmon fillet dry with paper towel. Remove skin if needed.
- Drizzle olive oil over salmon and rub into all sides. Season the salmon with paprika, salt, and pepper.
- Place salmon in the air fryer and cook for 8-10 minutes at 380 degrees F.
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