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White platter filled with 4 seasoned salmon filets with lemon wedges on platter.

Air Fryer Salmon Recipe

If you love salmon you'll love my easy Air Fryer Salmon Recipe that is made in under 15 minutes from start to finish. This gluten free / dairy free seafood recipe makes for an easy weeknight dinner or an elegant dinner party main dish.
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free, Low Lactose
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 163kcal
Author Katie


  • Air Fryer


  • ¼ teaspoon Black Pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 16 oz. Salmon Fillets divided
  • Olive Oil Spray


  • Preheat the Air Fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Mix together the black pepper, salt, garlic powder, and paprika.
  • Spray the fillets with olive oil spray. Then divide and sprinkle the seasoning on the four salmon fillets.
  • Spray the wire racks with the olive oil spray and then place the salmon on the racks. Cook for 10 minutes until golden in color and salmon is flaky.


  • Salmon - I only use wild salmon for my family. I can find a decent price for wild caught salmon from time to time at Costco and Whole Foods. I then cut the fish into 4 oz. pieces prior to cooking.
  • Frozen Salmon - You can cook frozen raw fish in the air fryer. You will need to add on 2-4 additional minutes depending on the thickness. 
  • Seasoning - You can use my house seasoning blend with paprika or you could use cajun seasoning, blackening seasoning, or simply salt, pepper, olive oil and lemon.
  • Preheat Air Fryer - I always recommend preheating the air fryer a few minutes prior to cooking. I'll start the air fryer then I'll season the salmon and stick it in to cook!
  • Overcrowd - Make sure you don't over crowd the tray or basket. This will help ensure the fish cooks evenly and that you have crispy skin. If the fish fillets are touching one another you risk your fish being soggy and not crispy.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 196mg | Potassium: 571mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 292IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg