In this air fryer salmon and Potatoes recipe, we brown the fish and vegetables to perfection using the air frying method. The result is rich-tasting salmon, creamy potatoes, crunchy broccoli, and refreshing asparagus, making this dish taste like it came from a restaurant.
Pair the dish with a salad and a fresh juice drink to enjoy every luscious bite of this balanced and delicious meal.
Is This Recipe Healthy?
The short answer is yes, our air fryer salmon and potatoes recipe is healthy.
To begin with, we use salmon as the primary ingredient in today's meal. Being high in protein and omega-3 fatty acids, the fish also happens to be delicious. Each serving of our air fryer salmon offers up to 49 grams of protein.
Additionally, we use a minimal quantity of salt and oil to ensure the calories in each serving remain at a healthy amount. There is only 556 mg sodium, 6.3 saturated fat, and 500 calories per serving. These nutritional values adhere to the USDA's dietary standards.
Finally, thanks to the extra vegetables, one serving of our salmon dish has about 16% of your daily fiber.
If you're seeking more healthy salmon recipes, check out our recipe. It's another scrumptious meal that just takes a few minutes to create from beginning to end!
Ingredients You'll Need
We prefer to cook salmon with the skin on in the air fryer because the filet holds together nicely. With the skin on, the air fryer produces a filet more juicy and flaky than with the skin removed.
If you’re not a fan of salmon skin, it is easy to flake the salmon away from it. For the greatest flavor, however, we recommend choosing salmon from reputable sources.
The additional vegetables make an excellent accompaniment for the salmon. Crunchy asparagus and creamy potatoes lend complex flavors and textures, making for a satisfying eating experience. Plus, they provide a good amount of fiber, vitamins, and nutrients for your diet.
The recipe calls for a simple seasoning rub made with salt, oregano, black pepper, paprika, Italian seasoning, Cajun seasoning, and lemon. Most of these ingredients are likely already in your pantry.
This handy blend is not only quick to gather together and bursting with flavor, but also suitable for other proteins like beef, pork, and chicken.
Can You Cook Frozen Salmon in an Air Fryer?
Yes, you can cook frozen salmon in the air fryer.
To use frozen salmon in this recipe, preheat your air fryer to 350℉. In the air fryer, place the salmon on aluminum foil and cook for approximately 5 - 7 minutes, or until thawed.
Rub the seasoning mix on the filets as directed, then keep cooking for another 10 to 15 minutes, depending on how thick the filets are.
How Long to Cook
We preheat the air fryer to 400°F for 5 minutes. Preheating the air fryer is critical as it helps to give the salmon an appetizing pink hue on top. After preheating, bake four 28-ounce filets at 400°F for 20 minutes.
If your filets are larger, you can increase the duration by a minute or two. When the salmon filets are done, they should have caramelized beautifully on top and easily flake apart with a fork.
Store and Reheat
To ensure the safety and quality of the cooked salmon, it’s best to transfer the seafood to an airtight container or Ziplock bag as soon as possible. Cooked salmon that is properly refrigerated will keep for 3 to 4 days.
If you need to further extend the shelf life of cooked salmon, freeze it in closed, airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags, or securely wrap it in heavy-duty aluminum foil or freezer wrap. The fish then lasts for up to 6 months.
When you're ready to eat the salmon, heat the dish in the oven or air fryer at 300°F. Cover the salmon with aluminum foil to keep it from drying out.
It should take 8 - 15 minutes to raise the interior temperature. An internal temperature of 165° F is the safe internal temperature for reheating any cooked meal, including seafood.
What to Serve With
The best side dish for this air fryer salmon is a light salad. Our beet and feta cheese salad delivers plenty of flavor without upstaging the delicious fish. Packed with the refreshing taste of crunchy vegetables, sweet fruits, and creamy cheese, this salad can go with any main protein dish.
We round out the meal with simple pineapple water. The drink is made with only five humble ingredients and comes together in the blink of an eye.
Other Air Fryer Salmons
If you fancy finger foods, let us give you our best two.
First is salmon sticks—Brittain fish and chips are what they are, except there are no chips. Just the classic fish ticks, breaded with fine breadcrumb mixed with herbs, fried, and served with tangy mayo. Each portion yields 250 calories and comes in a satisfying size, so you can sit back, enjoy, and get rid of that guilt.
Our salmon patties are also pretty much the same, except that they’re seasoned and shaped differently. The sauce they’re served with is a lovely good ‘ol ketchup-mayo, with a slight tang and downright tantalizing richness. Can you believe that they also come in 250 calories?
Tuyet Pham is an award-winning Saigonese chef who believes that joy is the secret ingredient to delicious food. At Healthy Recipes 101, Tuyet personally tests and simplifies every recipe, ensuring maximum flavor with minimal effort. With a background at prestigious French restaurants P’TI Saigon and Le Corto, Tuyet knows how to make every dish exceptional.
Luna Regina is an accomplished writer and author who dedicates her career to empowering home cooks and making cooking effortless for everyone. She is the founder of HealthyKitchen101.com and HealthyRecipes101.com, where she works with her team to develop easy, nutritious recipes and help aspiring cooks choose the right kitchen appliances.
Natalie Butler is a registered dietitian nutritionist with a passion to help others live their best life through food, fitness, safer beauty and a healthy lifestyle. She has expertise with a variety of diets and diseases and believes that there is no one-size-fits-all approach for health.
I didn’t make any changes to this recipe and it was delish!