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Air Fryer Salmon Bowls for Beginners

We’ve got another lazy genius method for whipping up dinner fast. Yep, we’re talking air fryer salmon bowls. They’re super easy and delicious. You just need a few fresh ingredients, and bam, dinner’s done in no time.

We’ve tried this recipe a ton, and it always works. Whether it’s a busy weekday or a chill weekend, it’s our go-to. You’ll love the quick cooking and that zesty lemon kick. No fuss, no mess, just tasty—let’s get started, shall we?

air fryer salmon bowls

Ingredients for Air Fryer Salmon Bowls

Let’s keep it simple, folks. Here’s what you’ll need for this easy peasy recipe:

  • Salmon fillets: Fresh or thawed, skin on or off, it’s your call.
  • Seasonings: Just the basics like salt, pepper, and a dash of garlic powder.
  • Olive oil: A little drizzle to keep the salmon moist and yummy.
  • Rice: Cooked and ready to serve – white, brown, or even cauliflower rice if you’re feeling extra healthy.
  • Veggies: Whatever you’ve got in the fridge – think broccoli, bell peppers, or snap peas.
  • Toppings: Sliced avocado, sesame seeds, and a sprinkle of green onions to jazz things up.

Tips for Perfect Air Fryer Salmon Bowls

  • Don’t overdo it: Salmon cooks fast in the air fryer, so watch it like a hawk. You want it to be moist and flaky, not dry and sad.
  • Get creative with veggies: Mix and match your favourite vegetables for a colourful, nutritious bowl.
  • Top it right: Adding fresh toppings like avocado and green onions takes this dish to the next level. Trust us, you won’t regret it.

Variations and Substitutions

No salmon? No worries! Just swap it out for trout or even chicken breast.

Kick things up a notch with some paprika or a squeeze of lime juice on your salmon before cooking. Feeling bold? Drizzle some teriyaki or soy sauce on top.

Prefer quinoa instead of rice? Go ahead! This recipe is super flexible, so make it your own.

air fryer salmon bowls

Air Fryer Salmon Bowls for Beginners

A quick, healthy, and delicious meal that’s ready in a flash. Perfect for busy weeknights or impressing guests with minimal effort.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 11 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 815 kcal


  • Air-fryer
  • Medium-sized bowls for serving



  • 2 salmon fillets
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • 2 cups cooked rice white, brown, or cauliflower
  • 2 cups mixed veggies broccoli, bell peppers, snap peas, etc.
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2 green onions sliced


  • Preheat your air fryer to 375°F.
  • Pat the salmon fillets dry and season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Drizzle with olive oil.
  • Place the salmon fillets in the air fryer basket, skin side down, and cook for 8-10 minutes, or until they are cooked through and flaky.
  • While the salmon is cooking, prepare your bowls with cooked rice and mixed veggies.
  • Once the salmon is ready, place a fillet on each bowl.
  • Top with sliced avocado, sesame seeds, and green onions.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy your delectable, homemade air fryer salmon bowls!


Serving: 1bowlCalories: 815kcalCarbohydrates: 80gProtein: 47gFat: 36gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 172mgPotassium: 1822mgFiber: 15gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 9577IUVitamin C: 31mgCalcium: 142mgIron: 5mg
Keyword air fryer, healthy recipes, salmon bowls
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5 from 1 vote
Recipe Rating

Andrew Gray

Friday 12th of July 2024

Tossed some veggies in, and they came out perfect. Love it!