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3-Ingredient Honey Garlic Air Fryer Salmon

by Capri Lilly
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Honey Garlic Air Fryer Salmon. If you’re looking for the best air fryer salmon recipe, then you’ve come to the right place! In under 15 minutes, this recipe gives you tender, flaky salmon with a perfectly caramelized crust! The honey garlic glaze is made with no soy and instead uses coconut aminos, making this recipe completely gluten-free!

If you love salmon dishes, you’ll definitely want to try my Maple Ginger Glazed Salmon, Jerk Salmon Rice Bowl, or Easy Sheet Pan Salmon with Potatoes and Asparagus next!

3-Ingredient Honey Garlic Air Fryer Salmon

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Let’s make Honey Garlic Air Fryer Salmon!

This is one of my go-to meals during the week. It’s super quick to make —seriously takes less than 15 minutes total with only a few minutes of me actually doing any prep! I usually pair my honey garlic salmon with veggies and rice or quinoa. This is one of those dishes that is packed with flavor and effortless to make! It is one of my favorite quick meals, right next to my Baked Trout Recipe!

Ingredients to Make Honey Garlic Air Fryer Salmon: Garlic, Honey, Coconut Amino, salt and pepper.

What You Need To Make Honey Garlic Air Fryer Salmon

  • Salmon: You can use salmon that has the skin on or salmon without the skin. I use two 6-ounce salmon fillets but feel free to use up to 8-ounce fillets for this recipe.
  • Coconut Amino: Coconut Amino is a healthy, tasty soy sauce alternative and a great gluten-free option. You can always use soy sauce instead of coconut amino in this recipe if you choose.
  • Honey: The honey provides a sweet, rich depth of flavor and helps to achieve the delicious caramelized crust. You can also use pure maple syrup instead of honey.
  • Garlic: The garlic is the best part, IMO! Use fresh minced garlic for the best flavor! You won’t be disappointed.
  • Salt, Pepper, Red Crushed Pepper: These seasonings are completely optional, but a pinch of each enhances the flavors of the recipe!
Ingredients to Make Honey Garlic Air Fryer Salmon: Garlic, Honey, Coconut Amino, salt and pepper.

How To Cook Salmon In The Air Fryer

  1. Combine the coconut amino, honey, and minced garlic in a small bowl.
  2. Pour half of the sauce over the salmon fillets and season with salt, pepper, and red crushed peppers. If time permits, let the salmon marinate for 30 minutes in the fridge.
  3. Next, line your air fryer basket with foil. This helps for an easier clean-up later! Spray with oil to prevent the salmon from sticking.
  4. Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F for 3 minutes.
  5. Baste the salmon with the remaining sauce.
  6. Place the salmon in the air fryer (skin side down). Air fry for 10-12 minutes, depending on the thickness of the salmon. The salmon is done when it has a caramelized crust, easily flakes, and falls apart with a fork. (Salmon Internal temp with an instant thermometer should read 145F when it is fully cooked)
  7. Serve with your favorite sides and enjoy!

Sides To Eat With Your Honey Garlic Air Fryer Salmon

This salmon pairs perfectly with asparagus and you can cook it alongside the salmon in the air fryer. Asparagus only takes 8 minutes to cook in the air fryer. Season the asparagus with a little salt, pepper, and olive oil. Be sure to watch the time and add the asparagus next to the salmon when there are 8 minutes left.

You can also try these tasty side dishes:

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Have Leftovers? No Problem!

How To Store Leftover Salmon

Store any leftover salmon in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. The sooner you eat it, the better!

How To Reheat Salmon In The Air Fryer

Reheating salmon in the air fryer is simple! Start by placing the salmon in the air fryer basket. Set the air fryer to 360 degrees F and reheat the salmon for 3-5 minutes. This is the best way to reheat salmon or any fish without drying it out!

No Air Fryer? No Problem! You Can Make This Honey Garlic Salmon In The Oven!

Turn the oven to the highest broil setting. Place the marinated salmon on a foil-lined baking sheet tray. Broil the salmon on high for 7-9 minutes, or until the top is caramelized and the salmon is opaque and flaky.

Honey Garlic Air Fryer Salmon with beets, rice, and arugula

I hope you enjoy this Honey Garlic Air Fryer Salmon Recipe!

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Honey Garlic Air Fryer Salmon with beets, rice, and arugula

Honey Garlic Air Fryer Salmon

Honey Garlic Air Fryer Salmon. If you're looking for the best air fryer salmon recipe, then you've come to the right place! In under 15 minutes, this recipe gives you tender, flakey salmon with a perfectly sweet caramelized crust! The honey garlic glaze is made with no soy and instead uses coconut aminos, making this recipe completely gluten-free!
4.99 from 63 votes
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Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Healthy Options
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 189kcal
Author: Capri Lilly

Ingredients

  • 2 Salmon Fillets (5-8 ounces each)
  • 3 tbsp Coconut Aminos (or Soy Sauce)
  • 1/3 cup Honey
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, minced (or 1/2 tsp garlic powder, plus more to taste)
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Red Crushed Pepper, optional

Instructions

  • Combine the coconut amino, honey, and minced garlic in a small bowl. Pour half of the sauce over the salmon fillets and season with salt, pepper, and red crushed peppers. If time permits, let the salmon marinate for 30 minutes in the fridge.
  • Line your air fryer basket with foil. This helps for an easier clean-up later. Spray with oil to prevent the salmon from sticking.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F for 3 minutes.
  • Baste the salmon with the remaining sauce.
    Place the salmon in the air fryer (skin side down). Air fry for 10-12 minutes, depending on the thickness of the salmon. The salmon is done when it has a caramelized crust, easily flakes and falls apart with a fork. (Salmon Internal temp with an instant thermometer should read 145F when it is fully cooked)
  • Serve with your favorite sides and enjoy!

Notes

How To Store Leftover Salmon

Store any leftover salmon in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. The sooner you eat it, the better!

How To Reheat Salmon In The Air Fryer

Reheating salmon in the air fryer is simple! Start by placing the salmon in the air fryer basket. Set the air fryer to 360 degrees F and reheat the salmon for 3-5 minutes. This is the best way to reheat salmon or any fish without drying it out! 

Salmon + Asparagus

This salmon pairs perfectly with asparagus and you can cook it alongside the salmon in the air fryer. Asparagus only takes 8 minutes to cook in the air fryer. Season the asparagus with a little salt, pepper, and olive oil. Be sure to watch the time and add the asparagus next to the salmon when there are 8 minutes left.

No Air Fryer? No Problem! You Can Make This Honey Garlic Salmon In The Oven!

Turn the oven to the highest broil setting. Place the marinated salmon on a foil-lined baking sheet tray. Broil the salmon on high for 7-9 minutes, or until the top is caramelized and the salmon is opaque and flaky.

Nutrition

Calories: 189kcal

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40 comments

Ramona June 4, 2021 - 10:28 pm

5 stars
What an amazing recipe this was! I will make it again and again.

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Capri Lilly June 6, 2021 - 5:35 pm

Hi Ramona! I am so glad to hear it!

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Kim June 4, 2021 - 11:13 pm

5 stars
Such a delicious recipe for the air fryer. Quick and easy.

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Capri Lilly June 6, 2021 - 5:35 pm

Thank you, Kim! I am glad you liked!

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Teresa June 5, 2021 - 12:09 am

5 stars
Wow! A fabulous dinner in just minutes!

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Capri Lilly June 6, 2021 - 5:34 pm

Yes! My favorite type of meals! I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe!

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Brianna June 5, 2021 - 12:14 am

5 stars
This salmon turned out perfect and so easy to make!

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Kristina June 5, 2021 - 12:51 am

5 stars
I love air fried salmon. This was delicious!

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Amy June 5, 2021 - 2:22 am

5 stars
These were great! Love finding awesome air fryer recipes as I’m so new at it!

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Capri Lilly June 6, 2021 - 5:32 pm

Hi Amy! I am so glad you like the recipe!

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Jessica Formicola June 6, 2021 - 12:18 pm

5 stars
You had me sold at three ingredients! Plus, any time I can make dinner in my air fryer, I’m sold! This salmon looks amazing and I can’t wait to try it!

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Debra June 7, 2021 - 12:38 am

5 stars
THis looks great…I haven’t tried using my air fryer for salmon…need to do this.

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Marcus October 15, 2021 - 4:16 am

5 stars
This salmon with asparagus is my new go-to meal for an easy, delicious dinner during the week. I never even thought of cooking fish in the air fryer before I tried this recipe and it’s so perfect!

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Capri Lilly October 15, 2021 - 5:18 am

Hi Marcus! I am so glad you enjoy the recipe! Thanks for leaving a review!

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Marta October 21, 2021 - 12:46 am

5 stars
I love salmon and arugula. When I saw the picture on your recipe, I knew this was for me. Such a great contrast of flavors with the sweet and peppery. Excellent!

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Capri Lilly October 21, 2021 - 1:09 am

I am so glad you liked it! And yes, arugula is my absolute fav! Thanks for leaving a comment!

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Barry J. October 21, 2021 - 2:07 am

5 stars
I recently purchased an air fryer and this was the first recipe I tried. This is definitely going to be a weekly staple in my house.

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Capri Lilly October 21, 2021 - 8:42 pm

Hi Barry! So happy for you in getting an air fryer! It’s life-changing! haha. Also, glad you liked the recipe!

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Dee Moore October 24, 2021 - 3:29 pm

5 stars
3 ingredients under 10 mins, it truly doesn’t get any easy as this. The salmon was moist and so flavorful!

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Capri Lilly October 25, 2021 - 2:04 am

I am so glad you think so! Thanks, Dee!

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Robin October 24, 2021 - 11:12 pm

5 stars
This salmon turned out terrific with very little time invested!

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Capri Lilly October 25, 2021 - 2:05 am

Definitely! I love effortless meals that are packed with flavor! I am glad you liked!

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Kate October 25, 2021 - 6:41 am

5 stars
This has got to be one of the best air fryer salmon recipes I have made! It turned out so delicious and was easy to make. Thank you!

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Capri Lilly October 25, 2021 - 4:54 pm

Yess! I am so happy to hear it! Thanks for leaving a review!

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Chef Mireille October 25, 2021 - 6:50 pm

5 stars
this salmon was off the chain and with so few ingredients, this is definitely going to be a staple recipe in my home from now on

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Capri Lilly October 25, 2021 - 11:34 pm

That makes me soo happy! Thank you!

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Mila October 25, 2021 - 7:42 pm

5 stars
SO happy with how this came out. The simplicity is unmatched, and it’s was a quick and easy dinner for us!

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Capri Lilly October 25, 2021 - 11:34 pm

I am so glad you found it quick and easy! That was my goal! Thanks for leaving a review, Mila!

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Kaluhi October 26, 2021 - 10:03 am

5 stars
This was a breeze to prepare and reheating was pretty easy too thanks to your tip! The fish was tender, super flavorful and for sure unforgettable!

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Capri Lilly October 26, 2021 - 7:26 pm

I am so glad you liked, Kaluhi!

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Tamara Johnson October 26, 2021 - 12:21 pm

5 stars
This was some of the most delicious salmon that I have ever had. It was very easy to make, and got eaten up very quickly!

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Capri Lilly October 26, 2021 - 7:26 pm

I love to hear it! Thanks for leaving a review, Tamara!

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Chenée October 27, 2021 - 4:11 pm

5 stars
Absolutely delicious! I love how simple this salmon is to make, but so incredibly yummy! The sauce was so flavorful and my salmon came out perfectly cooked and juicy.

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Capri Lilly October 27, 2021 - 5:39 pm

Hi Chenee! I am happy to hear you found the recipe flavorful! Nothing beats juicy salmon! Thanks for leaving a review

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Jazz October 27, 2021 - 9:45 pm

5 stars
This was deliciously simple! We enjoyed our salmon with beets and arugula, too, and will be having this for dinner again next week. Thanks!

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Capri Lilly October 27, 2021 - 10:41 pm

Hi Jazz! I am glad you enjoyed it!

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Suzanne Wayment November 9, 2021 - 1:05 am

5 stars
This was delicious and so easy! Thanks for sharing!

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Capri Lilly November 9, 2021 - 6:19 am

You’re welcome! I am glad you enjoyed the recipe! Thanks for leaving a review 🙂

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Carissa January 21, 2022 - 1:01 am

5 stars
This was great! So easy and delicious. I’ve always been fearful of cooking fish, and you made it so simple. Thank you!

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Capri Lilly January 21, 2022 - 3:02 am

Hi Carissa! I am happy you enjoyed the recipe and found it simple to make! Thanks so much for leaving a review 🙂

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