Quick and Healthy Air-Fryer Salmon Recipe

Quick and Healthy Air-Fryer Salmon Recipe 

This air fryer salmon is the secret to getting a healthy dinner on the table in under 15 minutes. It’s extra moist with a gorgeous outer crust, and the spiced Dijon mustard topping makes it taste like a million bucks.


There’s always the debate between fresh and frozen salmon. Honestly, they’re both great options!

Fresh salmon: From my experience, I’ve found that salmon (and other types of seafood) are best bought from a local fishmonger. But I know not everyone has access to a local fish shop. If that’s the case with you, don’t fret, frozen salmon is also great.

Frozen salmon: If you’re unsure about the fish “on ice” at the market, frozen salmon is the next best thing. Frozen salmon is typically flash frozen on the boat right after it’s been caught, which helps to preserve it’s freshness.

This air fryer salmon recipe is the secret to a moist and crispy filet that tastes like a million bucks – in under 15 minutes! Perfect for an easy and healthy weeknight dinner recipe for the family. Watch the video below to see how I make it in my kitchen!

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Total Time: 20 mins

Servings: 4 servings 

INGREDIENTS For Quick and Healthy Air-Fryer Salmon Recipe 
INSTRUCTIONS For Quick and Healthy Air-Fryer Salmon Recipe 
  1. Prep the salmon. Set the air fryer to 400℉ (200℃). Pat your salmon filets dry with a paper towel.
  2. Add the mustard. On each salmon filet, spread one teaspoon of mustard evenly in a thin layer.
  3. Add the seasonings. Sprinkle each of the individual spices straight onto the salmon filet. It doesn’t have to be an exact measurement. I start with salt and pepper, then coat generously with garlic powder and paprika. Finish with a quick spray of olive oil on top to keep the salmon filet moist.
  4. Air fry. Add two salmon filets to the air fryer and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until flaky with a fork. Then repeat with the remaining two salmon filets.

If you store it correctly, salmon can be a great meal prep item for the week. And yes, you can even freeze it for later! Here’s a few ways to store salmon.

For storing: If you’ve got a few filets leftover, they’ll keep for up to 3 days in the fridge in a sealed container.

How to freeze: Make sure your salmon is completely cool before freezing. Then top it on parchment paper in a storage container to prevent it from sticking to the sides. Reheating salmon can be tricky since it’s already cooked. So the key here is to reheat it low and slow, either in the air fryer, microwave or oven, to prevent it from drying out.


Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 449mg | Potassium: 866mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 320IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg

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