Blackened Air Fryer Salmon with Cucumber-Avocado Salsa

Serve 2
Ready in 29minutes

this Blackened Air Fryer Salmon recipe, topped off with a fresh cucumber-avocado salsa, has the perfect texture & just the right amount of heat.


The salmon:

  • 1 tablespoon sweet paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Olive oil spray
  • 4 (100g) Refine raw wild salmon fillets

The salsa:

  • 2 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 + 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 Persian (mini) cucumbers* diced
  • 6 ounces Hass avocado (1 large) diced


The salmon:

  1. In a small bowl, combine the paprika, cayenne, garlic powder, oregano, thyme, salt and black pepper.
  2. Spray both sides fo the fish with oil and rub all over. Coat the fish all over with the spices.
  3. Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F.
  4. Working in batches, arrange the salmon fillets skin side down in the air fryer basket.
  5. Cook until the fish flakes easily with a fork, 5 to 7 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish. (For a toaster oven-style air fryer, the temperature and timing remain the same.)
  6. Serve topped with the salsa.

The salsa:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the red onion, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. Let stand for 5 minutes, then add the cucumbers and avocado.

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