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The Best Air Fryer Blackened Salmon

This Air Fryer Blackened Salmon is the perfect way to spice up your weeknight dinner. It is so easy to make and cooks in no time at all. Serve with your favorite veggie for a healthy and delicious low carb meal.

air fryer blackened salmon with a fork flaking it. There is cooked asparagus and fresh lemon on the side

What You Need:

  • Salmon Filets – I get Wild Caught from ButcherBox
  • Spice Mixture
    • Salt
    • Pepper
    • Garlic Powder
    • Paprika
    • Chili Powder
  • Avocado Oil
  • Lemon
Cooked air fryer blackened salmon in an air fryer basket

Let’s Cook Blackened Salmon:

  1. Make the spice mixture by adding all the spices into a small bowl and mixing to combine
  2. Preheat air fryer to 390’F
  3. Pat the salmon dry with a paper towel and season liberally with the spice mixture
  4. Spray the air fryer basket with avocado oil and place the salmon skin side down. Spray the top of the salmon lightly as well
  5. Cook for 8 minutes and check for doneness – you don’t want dry salmon. Internal temp should be 145’F and should be able to flake easily with a fork
  6. Cooking time may take up to 10-12 minutes depending on the size of the filet
  7. Once the salmon is done, remove from the air fryer basket so it won’t continue to cook. Squeeze lemon over top and enjoy!
air fryer blackened salmon on a ceramic plate with sliced lemon and air fryer asparagus on the side

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The Best Air Fryer Blackened Salmon

Sara
This Air Fryer Blackened Salmon is the perfect way to spice up your weeknight dinner. It is so easy to make and cooks in no time at all.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Cajun
Servings 2 servings
Calories 259 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Salmon Filets about 6-8 oz each
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • Avocado Oil Spray
  • 1/2 Lemon

Instructions
 

  • Make the spice mixture by adding all the spices into a small bowl and mixing to combine
    Preheat air fryer to 390'F
  • Pat the salmon dry with a paper towel and season liberally with the spice mixture 
    Spray the air fryer basket with avocado oil and place the salmon skin side down. Spray the top of the salmon lightly as well 
  • Cook for 8 minutes and check for doneness – you don't want dry salmon. Internal temp should be 145'F and should be able to flake easily with a fork 
    Cooking time may take up to 10-12 minutes depending on the size of the filet 
  • Once the salmon is done, remove from the air fryer basket so it won't continue to cook
    Squeeze lemon over top and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 259kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 35gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 1256mgPotassium: 923mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 618IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 35mgIron: 2mg
Keyword dairy free, gluten free, keto, whole30
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2 Comments

  1. This was excellent! Great combination of spices. I cooked a medium slice of salmon filet and cut in in half length wise for two. It only cooked for about 9-10 minutes in the airfryer. It was perfect.

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