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Air Fryer Salmon Bites – Quick and Delicious Family Meal!

This Air Fryer Salmon Bites recipe is simple, delicious, and nutritious!

air fryer salmon bites

When those busy fall nights hit, I have a hard time with coming up with new menu items that are quick, delicious, and healthy. This recipe for Air Fryer Salmon Bites checks all the boxes! You can even dip them in your favorite dipping sauce. Serve alongside Instant Pot Garlic KnotsWhole30 Sweet Potato Casserole, and a nice green salad.

air fryer salmon bites

Our middle son used to love salmon so much, he would take it in his lunch box to school. Most kids would turn up their noses at that, but if your kid loves salmon, this is a great idea! Keep salmon warm in an insulated thermos and it will be delicious at lunch time.  And this recipe is so quick, you could even make it the day of!

air fryer salmon

Salmon is great because you can make salmon tacos with this recipe on a busy weekday night or make it a fancy date night meal! Salmon is so good and so versatile!

To make this recipe, start with fresh salmon and dry it off with paper towels. Then toss it with my suggested spices in the recipe below or use your favorite spices.

Salmon bites cook nicely in less than 10 minutes in your air fryer.

Create this delicious meal for your family!

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Air Fryer Salmon

Air Fryer Salmon

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

These Air Fryer Salmon Bites are nutritious, delicious, and oh so tender!


  • 1 lb salmon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground fenugreek
  • 1/2 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/3 tsp dried sage


  1. Pat the salmon dry with paper towels and remove the skin and bones carefully.
  2. Cut the salmon into 1-inch pieces and transfer to a large bowl.
  3. Add olive oil, salt, spices and herbs to a bowl.
  4. Gently toss salmon with oil and spices.
  5. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and leave in the fridge for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Line the air fryer basket with parchment paper.
  7. Arrange the salmon pieces in a single layer. (There is no need to preheat the air fryer - the salmon will cook very quickly.)
  8. Set the mode to 360 and cook for 7-8 minutes. (It is not necessary to cook the salmon for longer, as the pieces may lose their juiciness and become dry.)
  9. Serve salmon bites hot with fresh herbs and sauces and some delicious sides, like Instant Pot Garlic Knots.

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