Air Fryer Greek Salmon

5 from 18 votes

Full of fresh flavors, this Air Fryer Greek salmon recipe is a breeze to make. Ready to serve in less than 30 minutes, is healthy, light and so delicious!

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Marinated Greek salmon fillets are cooked quickly in the air fryer and topped with a refreshing salad for a delicious, healthy and fuss-free weeknight meal. Full of fresh flavors, the salmon is perfectly flakey for one delicious dinner.

Air fryer Greek salmon on a platter served with greek salad

Ingredients & substitutions

  • Salmon: Use center cut salmon fillets. Keeping the skin on helps to protect the flesh, but you can use skinless. The salmon is quickly marinated before being cooked in the air fryer.
  • Marinade: Olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, dill, red pepper flakes and salt and pepper.
  • Greek salad ingredients: Extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, oregano, salt, pepper, tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, olives, parsley and feta.
Ingredients to make the recipe

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How to make air fryer greek salmon

prepare & air fry salmon

  • Pat the salmon fillets dry and place in a bowl.
  • Add the marinade ingredients and toss to combine.
  • Place the salmon fillets in the air fryer basket.
  • Cooked until opaque and flakey.
4 image collage to show how to marinate the salmon and air fry it

make the salad

  • Chop the vegetables finely and add to a bowl.
  • Pour over the dressing and toss to combine. You can also make the dressing on the bottom of the bowl and then add the vegetables on top.
2 image collage to show the salad ingredients before and after mixed

Tips for making the recipe

  1. Don’t leave the salmon to marinate for more than 15 minutes. The lemon juice can break it down and toughen it.
  2. Pat the salmon dry before marinading it. The excess water can make the salmon fillets tough and mushy, so for the best results, gently dab it with kitchen paper before marinading and cooking.
  3. Preheat the air fryer before adding the salmon to the basket. If your air fryer doesn’t have a pre-heat function, set it to run at 400F for 5 minutes before adding it. This will help the salmon to cook all the way through.
  4. Don’t overcook the salmon. Depending on what model air fryer you are using and the thickness of the fillets, the cooking time may vary. Check the salmon around 7 minutes. It’s done when it is a pink opaque color and easily flakes with a fork. Overcooking can lead to dry salmon.

Frequently asked questions

Can you use frozen salmon fillets?

Fresh salmon is generally better than frozen as it contains less water, but frozen is often more convenient and you’ll still get great results with this recipe. Make sure that the salmon is fully thawed before marinating and make sure to pat it dry to remove as much excess moisture as you can.

Can you make it ahead of time?

The salmon is best marinated and cooked close to serving, but the Greek salad will keep well, covered in the fridge for up to 3 days. If you do have some Greek salmon leftover, it will keep well in the fridge for up to 3 days. It can be used cold on salads, or reheat it at 360F in the air fryer for 2 to 3 minutes to heat it through.

What do you serve it with?

This Greek style air fryer salmon work wonderfully with the salad in this recipe, and you can pair it with a potato or veggie side. Try it with:
Mediterranean Potato Salad
Oven Baked Potato Chips
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries
Green Beans with Almonds

Plate of salmon cooked in air fryer, topped with greek salad

This healthy Greek salmon recipe is so quick and easy to cook in the air fryer, and it comes out perfectly. The Greek salad compliments wonderfully, and you can feel good about eating it!

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Air Fryer Greek Salmon

Full of fresh flavors, this Air Fryer Greek salmon recipe is a breeze to make. Ready to serve in less than 30 minutes, is healthy, light and so delicious!
5 from 18 votes
Servings 4 servings
Course Main Course
Calories 516
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 28 mins

Ingredients
  

For the Salmon

  • 4 salmon fillets about 1” thick each
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lemon juiced (about ¼ cup)
  • 2 garlic cloves pressed
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried dill
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Greek Salad

  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 vine-ripened tomatoes seeded and chopped
  • ½ English cucumber peeled and chopped
  • ½ small red onion chopped
  • 4 ounces sliced black kalamata olives
  • Chopped parsley for garnish
  • 2 ounces feta cheese optional

Instructions

  • Pat the salmon filets dry with a paper towel and place them in a shallow bowl.
  • Add the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, dill, and red pepper flakes to the bowl with the salmon. Toss to combine, making sure each salmon filet is evenly coated with the marinade.
  • Transfer the bowl to the fridge and allow the fish to marinate for 15 minutes.
  • Lightly grease your air fryer basket with olive oil spray. Add the salmon in a single layer, skin side down.
  • Cook the salmon at 400°F for 7-9 minutes, or until the salmon is bright pink and flakey.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, oregano, salt and pepper. Add the tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, kalamata olives and feta cheese and toss gently to combine. Serve next to the salmon.

Notes

Storage: Air fried salmon will keep well in an airtight container for up to 3 days. 
Nutritional Data: The information below is an automated estimate and could vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

Nutrition

Calories: 516kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 38g, Fat: 36g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g, Monounsaturated Fat: 20g, Cholesterol: 106mg, Sodium: 837mg, Potassium: 1209mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 1109IU, Vitamin C: 30mg, Calcium: 145mg, Iron: 3mg

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  1. This recipe was so flavorful and EASY! It is already it is already in my rotation.

    I wish I could add a photo to this because it looks as good as it tasted!

    1. Thank you! That’s great to hear! You can always join my Facebook group (called “Feel Good Foodies: A Community!”) and share photos of your creations there.

  2. I don’t have an air fryer so I oven roasted the salmon at 400° for 12 minutes. Made the recipe verbatim except I used fresh herbs instead of dried, and it was so yummy & easy! Will make this again!