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Air fryer spice-rubbed salmon

Points® value
Total Time
12 min
2 min
10 min
Once you’ve cooked salmon in the air fryer, you might never go back to sautéing or broiling. The method is incredibly quick, and the results are delectable—a slightly crisp exterior and juicy, silky interior. To ensure the spices distribute evenly, combine them in a bowl first instead of trying to sprinkle them on the fish individually.


Kosher salt

¼ tsp(s)

Ground cumin

¼ tsp(s)

Chili powder

¼ tsp(s)

Garlic powder

¼ tsp(s)

Uncooked farmed skinless salmon fillet

8 oz, 2 (4-oz) skinless fillets

Cooking spray

4 spray(s)


  1. In a small bowl, combine salt, cumin, chili powder, and garlic powder. Lightly coat salmon with nonstick spray; sprinkle evenly with spice mixture.
  2. Preheat air fryer, if necessary, to 400°F. Lightly coat air fryer basket with nonstick spray. Arrange salmon in basket. Air-fry at 400°F until fish flakes easily or until desired degree of doneness, 7 to 8 minutes.
  3. Serving size: 1 fillet


If your fillets are larger than what we call for, you’ll likely need to add a minute or two to the cook time.