Honey Mustard Salmon (Easy Air Fryer Recipe)

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Air fryer honey mustard salmon is ready in 10 minutes and comes out perfectly tender and juicy. Make this air fried salmon recipe for dinner tonight! This is the easiest salmon dish for busy weeknights! Perfect for the dinner table and a great option for kids and adults. 


Get ready to treat your taste buds. You can make a flavorful seafood dinner for the whole family with just a few simple ingredients.

It’s the perfect balance for special occasions or a great way to make a hearty meal in a short amount of time. Even picky eaters will love the juicy salmon texture and taste! 

I’ve made this easy salmon recipe as an easy recipe for holidays as well.

Everyone agrees that the flaky salmon is the best way to cook salmon, and I love that using the air fryer really cuts down on the cooking time. 

Adding the honey mustard really adds a burst of extra flavor, and yes – even the leftover salmon tastes great the next day!

Try the full recipe via the recipe card below for an easy weeknight dinner. It’s the best way to cook a salmon filet! 

air fryer salmon ingredients in bowls

Honey Mustard Salmon Recipe

When it’s this easy to air fry salmon, you’ll want to add seafood to your weekly rotation! Simply change up the seasoning and sauce to add more variety.

You can also make a delicious baked potato or even crispy french fries straight from the freezer in a fraction of the time.

For a healthier alternative, try Air Fried Cauliflower as an easy snack or side dish. It’s crisp on the outside, tender on the inside, and can be flavored however you’d like.


How To Make Air Fryer Salmon

This honey mustard salmon recipe couldn’t be any simpler! 

Just season both sides of the fish with salt and pepper, then spread some homemade honey mustard sauce on top.

If you’ll be using dried dill instead of fresh, reduce the amount by half.

Cook until it appears opaque and flakes easily with a fork. Drizzle the remaining sauce over the top or serve it as a dip.


Air Fried Salmon Tips & Tricks

  • Prevent sticking. It’s a good idea to spray the air fryer basket with oil first. Not only will it make removal easier, but the air fried salmon fillets won’t break apart.
  • Don’t overcrowd. How many pieces you can fit in the basket will depend on your brand and model. 

    Leave some space in between each piece and work in batches if needed.
  • Want tender, flaky fish? Don’t overcook! This honey mustard salmon is done as soon as it is no longer translucent. 

    You may need to add another minute or two if the fillets are extra thick.
  • Adjust the amount. Easily halve or double the air fried salmon recipe depending on how much you need. 

    Cook larger amounts in batches and keep warm in a low-temp oven until you’re ready to serve.

Air Fried Salmon Recipe Serving Suggestions

Honey mustard salmon tastes great with green vegetables like spinach, green beans, or tender Brussels sprouts. Even something as simple as a side salad would do.

You can also add a helping of rice pilaf or roasted potatoes to make it a well-rounded meal.

Air Fryer Salmon FAQs

What temperature should salmon be cooked to?

Your thermometer should read 145°F when inserted into the thickest part of the fillet.

Can I air fry frozen salmon? 

For best results, allow the fillets to thaw completely in the refrigerator first. This will guarantee the best texture as well as an even cook.

While it is technically safe to cook fish when frozen, you will need to heat the air fryer to 400°F and increase the time by several minutes to make sure it is cooked through.

Does salmon need to rest before serving?

While it’s not required, it certainly doesn’t hurt! Be sure to remove the fish when it is slightly underdone since the center will continue to cook as it rests.

What side dishes pair with this easy seafood dinner? 

I’m all about adding simple sides for a busy weeknight dinner. The savory sauce paired with the juicy salmon is so good with fresh green salads, steamed vegetables, or even a side of air fryer fries. 

What I love about making this honey dijon salmon is that the versatility of the recipe is what it’s all about! The flavorful honey mustard sauce proves that it can be added each time you make it, or even left off for a whole new fun flavor. 

You can change the recipe to match your own personal consumption, so have fun being creative in the kitchen! The air fryer is a forgiving appliance that allows a lot of creativity with the pairing of side dishes and flavors! 


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air fryer honey mustard salmon

Air Fryer Honey Mustard Salmon

Donna Elick
Air fryer honey mustard salmon is ready in 10 minutes and comes out perfectly tender and juicy. Make this honey mustard glazed salmon for dinner tonight!
5 stars from 1 review
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine American
Method Air Fryer
Servings 4


  • 4 pieces salmon, around 1lbs total
  • 6 teaspoons mustard
  • 4 teaspoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped, note 1


  • If your salmon is frozen let thaw completely and pat dry
  • Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper
  • In a small bowl whisk together mustard, honey, oil and dill
  • Spread half of the honey-mustard sauce on the salmon
  • Put the salmon into the basket of your airfryer and fry on 350° for 8 minutes (note 2)
  • Use the second half of the sauce for serving

Donna’s Notes

You can use dry dill but then use only 1 tbsp. If you substitute with frozen dill keep the same amount as stated above.
Depending on the thickness of your salmon you might need to cook 1-2 minutes more or less. I used the thicker end of a fresh salmon, that was a good inch on the thickest part. It was very juicy after the 8 minutes. If you like it more transluscent, cook it a minute less.
The salmon is great with spinach
Can I make this ahead? You can marinate the salmon ahead and keep it in the fridge for up to one, tightly covered. But I would recommend cooking it a la minute to have the best experience.
Can I make more? Yes, that´s no problem. Just double the amounts and cook it in two or three badges or in the oven. Preheat the oven before.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 89cal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 83mg | Sugar: 6g | Fiber: 1g | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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spoonful of sauce on salmon

Originally published February 2021, updated and republished March 2024

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  1. Hi Donna,

    Since I don't have an Airfryer to cook the Salmon, whatever way would be just as good. I've enjoyed lots of your recipes. Keep up the good work.

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