Healthy Baked Salmon With Fennel Salad Recipe

If you’re craving seafood, this healthy salmon recipe doesn’t get easier than this. Air fryer baked salmon in the air fryer is truly a quick and easy dinner.

Did you know your Air Fryer it’s also a fantastic oven for roasting meaty fish fillets like salmon; it’s truly super easy to make salmon in the air fryer without a bunch of fuss. All you need to do is lightly coat the salmon with olive oil, then season with salt and pepper. You barely need any oil or grease at all and that’s what makes cooking salmon in the air fryer so amazing. The salmon comes out perfect every time.

And while the meat is cooking, you can easily whip up the quick and tangy fennel slaw that goes along great with salmon.

CategoryDifficultyBeginner

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Yields4 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time25 mins
 2 tsp finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
 1 tsp finely chopped fresh thyme
 1 tsp kosher salt, divided
 4 skinless center-cut salmon fillets
 2 tbsp olive oil
 4 cups thinly sliced fennel (from 2 [15-oz.] heads fennel)
  cup 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
 1 garlic clove, grated
 2 tbsp fresh orange juice (from 1 orange)
 1 tsp fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon)
 2 tbsp chopped fresh dill
1

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

2

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.

3

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.

Ingredients

 2 tsp finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
 1 tsp finely chopped fresh thyme
 1 tsp kosher salt, divided
 4 skinless center-cut salmon fillets
 2 tbsp olive oil
 4 cups thinly sliced fennel (from 2 [15-oz.] heads fennel)
  cup 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
 1 garlic clove, grated
 2 tbsp fresh orange juice (from 1 orange)
 1 tsp fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon)
 2 tbsp chopped fresh dill

Directions

1

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

2

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.

3

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.

Healthy Baked Salmon With Fennel Salad Recipe