Air Fryer Lemon Garlic Salmon

Air Fryer Lemon Garlic Salmon

Air Fryer Lemon Garlic Salmon with Asparagus is super delicious and flavorful recipe!

I’ve got another fabulous, healthy meal made in the air fryer today!

Well, it does have a small amount of butter, so maybe we will go with healthy-ish on this one.

Two salmon fillets, about 4 ounces each, and a half pound of asparagus was our perfect dinner for two.

How to Make Air Fryer Lemon Garlic Salmon

First melt 2 Tbsps butter and add in kosher salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, lemon juice, and garlic powder.

For as simple as this dish is, it has so much delicious flavor!

salmon ingredients on a cutting board

Whisk it all together and set half of this lemon garlic butter aside for a dipping sauce.

mixing the lemon garlic butter in a bowl

And then brush the other half of the butter mixture over both the salmon and the asparagus.

brushing salmon with lemon garlic butter

The salmon will go in the air fryer first for 4 minutes at 400 degrees.

The asparagus has a slightly shorter cooking time.

As you can see, I left room for the asparagus to fit on one side of the air fryer basket.

salmon on one side of air fryer basket

After 4 minutes add in the asparagus, I also added a lemon wedge over top of the salmon.

Then it will go back into the air fryer at 400 degrees for 9 more minutes.

adding asparagus to air fryer with salmon

Air Fryer Lemon Garlic Salmon and Asparagus comes out beautifully cooked!

Serve with the extra lemon garlic butter for dipping, or just drizzle more over top.

SO good!

Air Fryer Lemon Garlic Salmon

The air fryer is my all time favorite way to make salmon…it comes out perfect each and every time!

Air Fryer Lemon Garlic Salmon

And lucky for me my family loves salmon and asparagus for dinner so this one was a no complaint dinner 🙂

Air Fryer Lemon Garlic Salmon

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Air Fryer Lemon Garlic Salmon

Air Fryer Lemon Garlic Salmon is an easy and healthy recipe for the air fryer, served with lemon garlic asparagus for the perfect one pan meal

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Air Fryer Recipes, Asparagus, Easy, Garlic, Healthy Recipes, Lemon, Lemon Pepper, Recipe, Salmon, Seafood, TikTok
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 410 kcal
Author Cheri Renee


  • 2 Tbsps melted butter
  • 2 Tbsps lemon juice
  • kosher salt, pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder minced
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 salmon fillets (approx 4 oz each)
  • 1/2 pound asparagus
  • Optional: lemon slices


  1. Whisk together the melted butter, lemon juice, kosher salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning. Remove half of this mixture and set aside for a dipping sauce.

  2. Brush the remaining lemon garlic butter over the salmon and asparagus.

  3. Place the salmon fillets skin side down in the air fryer (optional to top with lemon slices) and set it to 400 degrees for 4 minutes.

  4. Add the asparagus to the air fryer with the salmon and cook for 9 more minutes at 400 degrees.

  5. Serve the salmon and asparagus with the remaining lemon garlic butter.

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