Air Fryer Salmon is easy to make! This is a delicious Low Carb, Paleo, Keto and Whole30 salmon recipe perfect for easy weeknight dinners.
Air Fryer Salmon Recipe – delicious for dinner and done in minutes!
Ever had a meal that even though you are incredibly stuffed you’re pretty sure that you could eat it all over again? That is if someone would come into your kitchen and clean up the mess you made making it and would cook it for you so you don’t have to do all of the work?
Well this Air Fryer salmon recipe is definitely that one and actually not too much prep work, therefore making it totally doable for a weeknight. If you’re on the pescatarian diet or just love salmon, this is the recipe for you!
What is the Best Way to Cook Salmon?
There are two ways that create a perfect salmon recipe. The first one is the Pioneer Woman salmon method and the other is Air Fryer Salmon!
Seriously nothing is better than these easy salmon recipes! They take basically no time to meal prep salmon making dinnertime a breeze.
Pioneer Woman Salmon Method
The Pioneer Woman salmon method is quite possibly the easiest recipe I’ve ever seen. After seasoning your salmon with salt and pepper, you drizzle it with olive oil and place it in a cold oven.
Turn the oven on to 400F and set the timer for 20 minutes. When it’s done you have perfect baked salmon.
How to Make Salmon in the Air Fryer
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- Chicken Taquitos
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- Air Fryer Chicken Tenders
- Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts
- Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes
Making salmon in the air fryer is super easy! Similar to the Pioneer Woman salmon, you use few ingredients (olive oil, ghee, or coconut oil along with salt and pepper) to season your salmon.
Once you spray your air fryer basket, add the salmon filets and air fry for 7 minutes at 390F. Cooking time will vary depending on size of salmon filet.
As you can see, both air fryer salmon and Pioneer woman salmon baked in the oven turn out looking delicious!
If you just got an Air Fryer, do you know what accessories you need?? Check out my Air Fryer Accessory Guide!
What to Serve with this Air Fryer Salmon Recipe – What Can Go With Salmon
Veggies and a healthy carb make a well-balanced, Whole30 compliant dinner! A few of Momma Fit Lyndsey’s favorite sides to serve with salmon:
Frequently asked Questions about Healthy Salmon Recipes
Can you eat salmon on Whole30?
Yes! One of the best Whole30 recipes I can think of is salmon. This healthy salmon recipe has few ingredients, you only need wild-caught, sockeye salmon, olive oil, ghee or coconut oil, and salt and pepper.
A baked salmon recipe like this one is perfect to top a salad or to serve with Whole30 veggie sides.
Is salmon good on Keto?
Keto salmon is a delicious way to stay on the Keto diet and eat food that is healthy for you! Clean Keto is definitely worth investigating if you are looking to do the Keto diet.
Recipes like this keto salmon recipe will give your body healthy fats and tons of nutrients.
What temperature do you need to cook salmon?
The best temp to bake salmon in the oven is 400F. For the air fryer, I recommend only slightly lower at 390F.
Once you’re done cooking, you should ensure the salmon is cooked to 145F according to the FDA. An instant-read thermometer is very helpful when cooking salmon.
Air Fryer Salmon (Keto Whole30 Paleo Friendly)
- 2 salmon fillets 4 ounces each
- 2 tsp olive oil
- salt + pepper to taste
Spray air fryer basket with coconut oil spray.
Season fillets with salt and pepper. Drizzle each with 1 tsp olive oil.
Add the salmon filets and air fry for 7 minutes at 390F. Cooking time will vary depending on size of salmon filet.