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Air Fryer Salmon with Skin

Making air fryer salmon with skin is a delicious way to get tender and flaky salmon and crispy skin! Seasoned with just olive oil, salt and pepper, this air fried Whole30 salmon is a healthy weeknight meal that is on the table in less than 15 minutes!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 188kcal
Author Lyndsey


  • 4 salmon fillets 4 ounces each
  • 4 teaspoon olive oil
  • salt + pepper to taste


  • Spray basket with coconut oil spray.
  • Season fillets with salt and pepper. Drizzle each with 1 teaspoon olive oil and rub into fillet.
  • Place fillets skin side down and air fry for 7 minutes at 390F.  Cooking time will vary depending on size of the fillet.


  • Cooking time will vary based on size of your fillet.
  • If you've had issues with it sticking, try cooking skin side up the entire time.
  • If you cook the salmon with skin frozen you may need to add additional salt and pepper once cooked. Season to taste. You will also want to adjust cook times if cooking from frozen.
  • Do not rinse salmon prior to cooking, however you will want to pat it dry to ensure that the olive oil and seasonings adhere.
  • Storage: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 to 4 days.
  • Freezer: You can safely re-freeze cooked salmon, however for best texture and taste, re-freezing cooked salmon is not recommended.
  • Reheating: Reheat cooked salmon by air frying for 3 minutes at 390F or until heated through.


Serving: 1fillet | Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.1g | Protein: 25.3g | Fat: 9.9g