How to Make the Perfect Air Fryer Salmon with Maple Dijon-Glaze

Packed with healthy fats and protein, salmon makes a satisfying main dish for lunch or dinner. Elevate your classic salmon recipe with a sweet and savory maple dijon-glaze, and polish off the meal with a side of steamed rice or crunchy vegetables.


-3 tablespoons butter

-3 tablespoons maple syrup

-1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

-1 medium lemon (juiced) 

-1 garlic clove, minced

-1 tablespoon olive oil

-¼ teaspoon salt

-¼ teaspoon pepper

-4 salmon fillets (4 ounces each) 

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F. 
  2. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium high heat. Add maple syrup, mustard, lemon juice, and minced garlic.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer for 2-3 minutes or until the mixture thickens slightly. 
  4. Drizzle olive oil over salmon and sprinkle with salt pepper.
  5. Place the fish in a single layer inside the air fryer basket. Cook for 5-7 minutes, or until the fish is lightly browned and flakes easily with a fork.
  6. Drizzle with sauce and serve promptly.

When you’re in the mood for a hearty, healthy meal, consider serving up this simple salmon dish. This combination of light and clean ingredients accented with bright flavors is a great go-to and makes just the right amount of food for the whole family. Crisp the fish up the next day in the air fryer for tasty leftovers or a late lunch box treat.

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