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Air Fryer Salmon and Vegetables

Air fryer salmon and vegetables is the perfect seafood dinner. Moist, flaky fish fillets with a crisp outer crust along with mushrooms, broccoli, and asparagus make for a healthy and delicious meal. Totally doable on a busy weeknight!

Air fryer salmon and vegetables on a platter.

I get it. On weekdays, you don’t have the time or energy to cook elaborate, from-scratch meals. At the same time, you want to eat fresh and healthy food, so take-out is also not always an option. Enter this easy air fried salmon and vegetables recipe. With a delicious olive oil-lemon dressing, it is my go-to when I am strapped for time in the middle of the week but still want a hot home cooked meal.

Here’s what you need to do: make the dressing (takes all of two minutes), brush the salmon and veggies with the dressing, and pop everything (yes, salmon and veggies together) into the air fryer for ten minutes. That’s literally it! You don’t even need to preheat the air fryer or flip the food halfway, yay!

And if you don’t want to go to the trouble of chopping up those veggies, do what I do. Buy bagged and prepped vegetables and be done with it. These days, every supermarket carries pre-chopped vegetables, so you literally don’t have to do anything. They are a tad more pricey, but if time saving is on your mind, this is the way to go.

Ingredients

Note: exact amounts are mentioned in the recipe card further down.

Ingredients for air fryer salmon and vegetables (labelled)

Sauce Ingredients

Sauce ingredients for air fryer salmon and vegetables (labelled)

Instructions

1. Wash and pat dry the salmon. Make sure there’s no moisture as you want the sauce to stick to it.

2. In a bowl, add the olive oil, Dijon mustard, lemon, salt, and all the dry ground spices. Whisk to make the sauce.

3. Brush the salmon fillets generously with about three-fourth of the sauce, making sure to get the sides.

4. Toss the vegetables with the remaining sauce.

5. Spread the vegetables in the basket of your air fryer and arrange the salmon fillets over them. Air fry for 8-10 minutes at 390 Fahrenheit. Once done, take out the vegetables and fish in a platter and serve warm.

Salmon fillets and vegetables (asparagus, mushrooms, and broccoli in air fryer.

Top Tips

  • If you want the vegetables slightly on the crunchier side, here’s a tip. Air fry the salmon alone for the first 5 minutes. Then arrange the vegetables all around the fish and finish air frying for the remaining time.
  • Don’t have these particular veggies? Other possibilities are cauliflower, carrots, beans, and celery. Try any of these.
  • Every air fryer behaves differently, so the cooking temperature and time is a guide only. Do check on the food to see if you need to cook it more or less.
  • Do remember to chop off the tough ends of the asparagus if using it.
  • I used the 6-quart Instant Pot Vortex air fryer, which is slightly larger than other models. However, if you have a smaller air fryer, you might want to cook the fish and vegetables in two batches.

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Air fried salmon with asparagus, broccoli and mushrooms in a plate.
Air fried salmon with asparagus, broccoli and mushrooms in a plate.

Air Fryer Salmon and Vegetables

Saima Zaidi
Salmon fillets air fried right alongside an assortment of veggies makes for an easy and healthy weeknight meal!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 252 kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer 6-quart Instant Pot Vortex

Ingredients
 
 

  • 2 salmon fillets cut into 4 pieces
  • 1 bunch asparagus ends cut off
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 3 cups mushrooms sliced

Sauce Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper freshly cracked
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp garlic powder

Instructions
 

  • Wash the salmon and pat it dry with paper towels
  • In a bowl, add the olive oil, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, salt, black pepper, paprika, and garlic powder. Whisk to make the sauce.
  • Brush the salmon fillets generously with about three-fourth of the sauce, making sure to get the sides.
  • Toss the vegetables with the remaining sauce. 
  • Spread the vegetables in the basket of your air fryer and arrange the salmon fillets over them. Air fry for 8-10 minutes at 390 Fahrenheit. Once done, take out the vegetables and fish in a platter and serve warm.

Notes

  1. There is no need to preheat the air fryer or flip the food halfway through cooking.
  2. If you want the vegetables slightly on the crunchier side, here’s a tip. Air fry the salmon alone for the first 5 minutes. Then arrange the vegetables all around the fish and finish air frying for the remaining time.
  3. You can also try cauliflower, carrots, beans, and celery in this recipe.
  4. To save time, consider using pre-chopped bagged vegetables. 

Nutrition

Calories: 252kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 24gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 439mgPotassium: 1117mgFiber: 5gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1336IUVitamin C: 72mgCalcium: 78mgIron: 4mg
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