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25Feb, 22
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Best Ever Air Fryer Salmon

There is absolutely NOTHING that compares to salmon that’s been cooked in an air-fryer! I love salmon prepared many different ways, but the air fryer method beats them all (by far) in my opinion.

We get that ultra-flavorful crunchy & crispy coating on the outside with a super tender, juicy, and flaky melt-in-your-mouth inside. It’s truly the best salmon I’ve ever had!

Have you tried making salmon in the air-fryer yet? Do you love it? Let us know your experience below in the comments.

Wild salmon contains an antioxidant called astaxanthin, this is what makes the wild salmon meat a beautiful dark pink to red color. It’s because of its natural diet!

Although wild-caught salmon typically costs more than farmed salmon, it’s definitely worth its weight!

Wild-caught salmon has more vitamins, minerals, and anti-inflammatory benefits.

I try to purchase salmon when I notice wild-caught salmon is on SALE. If it’s a really great sale, then maybe I’ll even stock the freezer a bit as well.

Salmon makes almost every “superfood” list out there – especially if you are talking about wild-caught Atlantic or sockeye salmon.

Not only is it loaded with protein and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, but it contains a long list of vitamins and minerals – especially B vitamins and potassium.

It’s linked with a lower risk of heart disease and its healthy fats mean it’s good for your brain health.

✅ Rachel’s Tip:

Whenever possible, get wild-caught salmon as it is more nutrient-dense.

It’s delicious in sushi, grilled, baked, air-fried, or broiled – and when it’s cooked, the leftovers are amazing in salad or salmon cakes the next day!

When is the last time YOU had salmon!?


4 servings


  • 4, 5-oz wild-caught salmon fillets, around 1-1/12-inches thick
  • 2 Tbsps avocado or olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp dried oregano
  • sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • fresh parsley or cilantro, chopped to garnish
  • fresh lemon or lime wedges


If using frozen salmon fillets, allow them to thaw completely in the fridge before preparing this recipe.

Remove your salmon fillets from the fridge 30 minutes prior to cooking. They will cook more evenly (read: moist & juicy without overcooking) If they are not straight out of the fridge cold.

Blot your salmon lightly with a paper towel to remove excess moisture.

Place them in a shallow dish and rub evenly with all of the seasonings and oil. Be sure to rub all sides of your fish, to get them coated well.

Preheat your air fryer to 390 degrees f. Air fry your salmon for 8-10 minutes, or just until golden and flaky throughout.

Season with fresh herbs and serve with lemon or lime wedges.



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