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cajun salmon on a blue plate with salsa verde and a lime wedge

Air Fryer Salmon 3 Ways

  • Author: Mellissa Sevigny
  • Total Time: 16 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Enjoy perfect air fryer salmon at home with 3 different flavors to choose from! 


Units Scale
  • 4 sixounce salmon fillets, skin on
  • 1 teaspoon avocado or olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • 4 lemon or lime wedges to garnish

For Cajun Salmon

OR for Salmon with Pesto Mayo
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon basil pesto
OR for Salmon with Hotel Butter


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees.
  2. Place the fillets in your air fryer basket, skin side down.
  3. Tuck any thin ends under to create a more uniform thickness.
  4. Brush the tops of the fillets with oil and season with salt (do not salt if Cajun)
  5. If making Cajun salmon sprinkle the cajun seasoning over the top of the fillets – the seasoning contains salt so don’t salt the fillets. 
  6. Put the salmon in the air fryer and set a timer for 11 minutes.
  7. Remove and serve with your desired sauces.


The nutrition information in the card is for the Cajun salmon preparation, here is the nutrition info for the other preparations:

Hotel Butter Salmon: 347 calories, 26g fat, 0g carbs, 25g protein

Pesto Salmon: 363 calories, 29g fat, 0g carbs, 26g protein

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 11 minutes
  • Category: seafood
  • Method: air fryer
  • Cuisine: american


  • Serving Size: 1 fillet + 1 T sauce
  • Calories: 255
  • Fat: 15g
  • Carbohydrates: 1g
  • Fiber: 08
  • Protein: 25g

Keywords: air fryer salmon, cajun salmon, easy salmon recipes

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