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The finished Air Fryer Salmon served on a white plate with a green salad

Air Fryer Salmon

This recipe for Air Fryer Salmon makes it easy to enjoy delicious and nutritious salmon.
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American, Western
Keyword Air fryer, Air Fryer Salmon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 161kcal


  • 2 pink salmon fillets
  • cooking spray
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • ground cardamom pinch
  • salt to taste


  • Preheat air fryer to 350F / 180C.
  • Lightly spray salmon fillets with some cooking spray and sprinkle on the paprika, ground cardamom, salt and pepper.
  • Place salmon fillets in air fryer basket.
  • Cook for 8-12 mins to your desired doneness. Flip the fillets halfway through cook time.



  • The ground cardamom makes this a great dish for the Christmas holiday season, but you can use other spices as you like.
  • Try using various dry rubs and have fun experimenting with different flavours such as Cajun and Creole, BBQ, Herbs de Provence, Jerk and Harissa.
  • Adding a squeeze of fresh citrus juice, such as orange or lemon, gives the salmon a lovely bright flavour.
  • For best results, remember to flip the salmon fillets over halfway through the cook time.
Weight Watchers Points in Air Fryer Salmon
There are just 0 Freestyle points in a serving of Air Fryer Salmon.
What to Serve with Air Fryer Salmon
I love serving Air Fryer Salmon with a simple green salad and one of these other delectable sides:
Instant Pot Mexican Rice.
Crispy Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts.
Roast Beetroot Salad with Sweet Potato and Pear.


Calories: 161kcal | Protein: 22g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 555mg | Vitamin A: 185IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg