CookingLight diet CookingLight diet
Gina DeSimone
Active Time
15 Mins
Total Time
25 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 salmon fillet, 1/2 cup fennel salad)

Your air fryer has more up its sleeve than the expected crispy tricks—it’s also a fantastic oven for roasting meaty fish fillets like salmon. This recipe serves four, but you can easily cut it in half to make a date night dinner for two.

Everything comes together so easily—while the salmon cooks, whip up the quick and tangy fennel slaw. By the time you’re finished, the salmon will be hot and ready to plate up. For a little extra heft, serve this meal with a side of your favorite quick-cooking brown rice.

Try it with the air-fryer broccoli with cheese sauce, also pictured.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 200°F.

Step 2

Stir together parsley, thyme, and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt in a small bowl. Brush salmon with oil; sprinkle evenly with herb mixture.

Step 3

Place 2 salmon fillets in air fryer basket, and cook at 350°F until desired degree of doneness, 10 minutes. Transfer to preheated oven to keep warm. Repeat procedure with remaining fillets.

Step 4

While salmon cooks, toss together fennel, yogurt, garlic, orange juice, lemon juice, dill, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Serve salmon fillets over fennel salad.