Air-Fried Salmon with Tomato and Lime Salsa

Air-Fried Salmon with Tomato and Lime Salsa

Seasoned with Cajun spices and served with a pico de gallo inspired salsa, this meal is truly a spectacular taste sensation. The salmon is air fried until tender and then broiled to form a crust. Not only is it super healthy, it’s quick and easy too.

25 mins total time

20 mins active time


Serves 4



  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp white sugar
  • 4 x 6 oz salmon fillets

    center cut, skin off

  • 2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil

For the salsa:

  • 3 vine-ripened tomatoes
  • ¼ red onion

    finely chopped

  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp sea salt


  • 1The oven will preheat. Meanwhile, continue to the next step.
  • 2Combine the spices, salt and sugar in a bowl and set aside.
  • 3Brush both sides of the salmon with the oil and sprinkle the top evenly with the spice mix. Press to coat. Place in the air fry basket.
  • 4Once preheated, place the basket in rack position 3 and start Autopilot. The oven will air fry, then switch to broil. Meanwhile, make the salsa.
  • 5Cut the tomatoes into quarters, then cut along the flesh to remove the seeds. Cut into ¼-inch pieces and place in a bowl. Add the onion and cilantro and mix together. Add the olive oil, lime juice and salt and toss to combine.
  • 6The spice crust should be browned and crisp. If not, give it a bit more.
  • 7Serve the salmon topped with the salsa.