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Air Fryer Salmon Bites Recipe

plate of salmon bites from an air fryer

Crispy Lemon-Herb Air Fryer Salmon Bites


Transform salmon into a delightful, bite-sized treat with Crispy Lemon-Herb Air Fryer Salmon Bites. This recipe offers a quick, healthy, and flavorful way to enjoy salmon, with a zesty lemon-herb seasoning that enhances the natural flavors of the fish.

Perfect as a protein-packed snack, an appetizer, or a light meal, these salmon bites are cooked to perfection in the air fryer, ensuring a crispy exterior and tender, flaky interior.

Ingredients List - Air Fryer Salmon Bites Recipe

  • 1 lb salmon fillet, skin removed and cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon dried dill

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Lemon wedges and fresh dill for serving

Step by Step Cooking Instructions

  1. Season the Salmon: In a bowl, combine olive oil, lemon juice, dried dill, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Add the salmon cubes to the bowl and gently toss to coat evenly.

  2. Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (204°C) for about 3 minutes.

  3. Arrange the Salmon Bites: Place the salmon cubes in a single layer in the air fryer basket, ensuring they don't touch for even cooking. You may need to cook them in batches depending on the size of your air fryer.

  4. Cook: Air fry the salmon bites for 7-9 minutes, or until they are golden brown on the outside and flaky inside.

  5. Serve: Serve the crispy salmon bites immediately, garnished with lemon wedges and fresh dill.

salmon bites sitting in an air fryer

Pro Tips and Suggestions

  • Serve these salmon bites over a bed of mixed greens or with a side of quinoa for a complete, nutritious meal.

  • For a creamy dipping sauce, mix Greek yogurt with lemon zest, a touch of honey, and chopped dill.

  • Ensure not to overcrowd the air fryer basket to allow hot air to circulate freely, achieving a crispy texture on all sides.

Interesting Alterations You May Want to Try

  • Experiment with different seasonings such as Cajun spice, lemon pepper, or a sprinkle of smoked paprika for a variety of flavors.

  • Add a crunch by wrapping the salmon cubes in thinly sliced prosciutto before air frying.

  • For an Asian twist, marinate the salmon bites in a mixture of soy sauce, ginger, and sesame oil before cooking.

Key Takeaways and Calories

  • Crispy Lemon-Herb Air Fryer Salmon Bites are a delicious, healthy way to enjoy salmon, with the air fryer providing a quick and easy cooking method.

  • This dish is perfect for those seeking a high-protein, flavorful option that's both satisfying and light.

  • A serving of these salmon bites is approximately 200-250 calories, making them a guilt-free addition to any diet.


The Crispy Lemon-Herb Air Fryer Salmon Bites recipe is a testament to the versatility of salmon and the convenience of air frying. Whether you're looking for a quick snack, an appetizer for your next gathering, or a simple yet delicious meal option, these salmon bites are sure to impress with their flavorful seasoning and perfect texture.

Enjoy the ease and health benefits of air frying with this delightful salmon recipe.



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