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Close up of honey Dijon salmon plated with wild rice and a mixed lettuce salad.

Air Fried Salmon

The easiest way to make perfectly textured salmon. The air fryer keeps the salmon moist while crisping up the skin.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 4 people


  • Air fryer



  • 1 lb salmon about 1 ½" thick
  • oil spray for coating the air fryer basket

Honey Dijon Sauce

  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp water
  • ¼ tsp curry powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp salt



  • Cut your salmon into ~⅓ pound pieces. Adjust as necessary depending upon the thickness of your filet. Do not remove the skin.
  • Pre-heat the air fryer to 400 °F.
  • Lightly spray the air fryer basket with oil. Though the salmon skin helps to drastically reduce the possibility of sticking, a little oil will set you up for success.
  • Place salmon, skin side down in the air fryer. Do not crowd your basket. If your air fryer is small you may have to make it in two batches. Luckily, it is super fast.
  • Pour a thin layer of your chosen sauce over each piece of salmon, coating all visible sides. Reserve about 1 tsp of sauce per piece of salmon.
  • Close the air fryer and cook the salmon for 8-12 minutes. There is some variability in how the salmon cooks so check it after the 8 minute mark. Use a fork to check for flakiness. If it's not yet done, continue to cook, checking again every 1-2 minutes.
  • Remove salmon from the air fryer, then top each piece with 1 tsp of reserved sauce.
  • Serve salmon with a grain and a vegetable for a balanced meal.

Honey Dijon Sauce

  • Measure all sauce ingredients into a small bowl. Whisk well to combine.
  • Whisk again just before use.
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