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

Air Fryer Salmon

This recipe makes it easy to enjoy delicious and nutritious flaky fish.
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American, Western
Diet Gluten Free
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