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How to make air fryer salmon?

Making salmon is very easy, especially with an air fryer but even though salmon cooks easily, air fryer salmon takes it to another level. The tender but also crisp result of air fryer salmon is done in minutes, but you do need some preparation.

A handful of ingredients and an easy recipe will make a great meal in no time. An air fryer makes delicious meals you would swear were made in a professional restaurant. 


  • 2 salmon fillets
  • Salt 
  • Mustard ( dijon or whole grain) 
  • Sugar or honey
  • Thyme or your preferred herbs


Season the salmon with salt. 

In a separate bowl mix the mustard, herbs, sugar or honey, until you get an even sauce. Spread it over the salmon evenly before you throw it in for baking.

Place the pieces in the baking tray and arrange them so that they have space to let air flow freely. 

Let the salmon cook at 200°C for around 10 minutes. 

What should you serve air fryer salmon with?

Salmon alone is too unbalanced a meal so you need to have some side dishes with it. Some options to include as a side dish with air fryer salmon usually revolve around greens or vegetables. 

Potatoes, broccoli and asparagus are among the favourites and can be baked in the air fryer as well. 

Another great option is a salad, especially if you season it with some lemon juice to pair with the salmon.

If you have leftover salmon and are not in the mood to eat the same thing again, you can reuse it to make something else. Add some salmon to a few scrambled eggs and make a nice meal. 

Additional tips: 

Using salmon fillets with the skin still on is a good way to cook the salmon as it will hold together better. Salmon is very tender when cooked so the skin is there to help sometimes. 

You can place an aluminium foil in the basket to help reduce messiness. 

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