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Air Fryer Salmon {30 Minute Meal}

This Air Fryer Salmon is ready in 30 minutes - you'll love the delicious lemon garlic marinade! Pair it with some veggies for easy meal prep.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Seafood
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 356kcal


  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 4 4-6 oz salmon filets
  • Fresh dill and lemon wedges for garnish, option


  • In a medium bowl, whisk the lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, soy sauce, dill, garlic, and ground black pepper.
  • In a large container or zip top bag, combine the marinade and salmon fillets. Make sure the salmon is covered entirely and seal the container. Let marinate in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes, up to 1 hour.
  • Remove the salmon and drain any excess marinade. Lightly spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray or brush with olive oil. Place salmon in the basket, allowing at least half an inch of space between the fillets. If they are packed in too closely, they will steam instead of getting crispy.
  • Air fry for 8-10 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit, or until the internal temperature of the salmon is 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Garnish with fresh dill and lemon wedges and serve immediately.


Cooked salmon can stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
Be careful to not marinate too long, as this could lead to a mushy fish.
If you do not have a food thermometer, you can check the colour of the fish by making a small slice in the thickest part of the fillet. It will be pale and opaque when done. If there is still a shiny pink colour, cook for another 1-2 minutes and check again.


Calories: 356kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 879mg | Potassium: 821mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 73IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg