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Perfect salmon fillets are easy to make - just pull out your air fryer! The healthy recipe is seasoned simply with lemon and garlic so you can enjoy the salmon plain or as part of other recipes. This method of cooking salmon is practically foolproof - you'll never want to cook it in a pan again!
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Perfect Air Fryer Salmon

Perfect salmon filets are easy to make - just pull out your air fryer! Simply seasoned with great garlic and lemon flavor, this is a light and healthy option that takes no time to prepare. Give it a try and you’ll never want to cook salmon in a pan again!
Course Healthy Weeknight Dinner Recipes
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer salmon, healthy salmon recipe, lemon salmon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 289kcal
Author Lauren Keating


  • ½ pound salmon fillets 1 ½ inch, bones removed
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 lemon cut into rounds


  • Lightly coat each fillet with olive oil and season with garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • Place fillets skin-side down in the basket of the air fryer. Cover the salmon with lemon slices Set air fryer to 390 degrees for 7-10 minutes. 
  • When the air fryer is done check fillets with a fork to make sure they are cooked through to your liking.
  • Once finished remove from the fryer and serve with a fresh lemon wedge, if desired.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 218mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g