Honey Garlic Air Fryer Salmon

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 4 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 16 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 20 minutes
  • yield Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • category Category: Dinner
  • method Method: Air Fryer
  • cuisine Cuisine: American


Tender, flaky salmon ready in 10 minutes? You bet! This easy air fryer salmon recipe makes perfectly cooked salmon smothered with an irresistible honey garlic sauce. Just add a squeeze of lemon!



For the Salmon:

  • 4 salmon filets (46 oz.)
  • salt & pepper to season
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil

Honey Garlic Sauce: 

  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • salt and pepper to season
  • 1 lemon, sliced


  1. To a small bowl add, garlic, mustard, honey, thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper. Stir together until combined and set aside.
  2. Heat air fryer to 400°F. Preheat for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Pat salmon dry with a paper towel.
  4. Evenly brush avocado oil on flesh side of salmon, season with salt and pepper.
  5. Using tongs, gently place 2 salmon filets skin side down in air fryer basket and air fry for 7-8 minutes (depending on the thickness of your salmon)
  6. Open the air fryer, brush salmon with honey garlic sauce and place a slice of lemon on top of each salmon. Close air fryer and air fry an additional 2 minutes depending on the thickness of your salmon. Check for the desired doneness with a fork, it should flake easily.
  7. Remove salmon filets from air fryer and repeat with the other two filets. Serve.


** If you are making this for a family. Place cooked salmon filets in the oven to keep warm while making the other two filets.


  • Serving Size: 1 salmon filet
  • Calories: 305
  • Sugar: 9 g
  • Sodium: 254 mg
  • Fat: 11 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 11 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 40 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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