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3-Ingredient Honey Garlic Air Fryer Salmon

by Capri Lilly

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!

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 my favorite veggies and rice or quinoa. This is one of those dishes that is packed with flavor and effortless to make!

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:

Creamy Dairy-Free Mashed Potatoes

Maple Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Quinoa Veggies Salad

best air fryer honey garlic glazed salmon

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!

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

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Honey Garlic Air Fryer Salmon with beets, rice, and arugula
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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!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 2
Calories: 189kcal
Author: Capri Lilly

Ingredients

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

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12 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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