Air Fryer Salmon Bites are tender, bite-sized pieces of salmon that are seasoned to perfection and cooked in the air fryer to achieve a delicious, crispy exterior! Serve as an appetizer or main meal with rice and veggies!

Cubes of salmon served in a white bowl.

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    The Best Air Fryer Salmon Bites Recipe

    Salmon is definitely one of the best proteins to make in the air fryer! Just like my air fryer salmon, these air fryer salmon bites get perfectly crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, thanks to the magic of the air fryer. These literally melt in your mouth!

    Since you are dicing up the salmon into small pieces, it cooks quickly, meaning you can make an easy meal with these salmon bites in less than 20 minutes! They make a great meal prep option since they are healthy and protein-packed!

    You can really season up your air fryer salmon bites however you’d like. I went with an Asian-inspired marinade of soy sauce, honey, garlic, and sriracha. But you can make them neutral with garlic, salt and pepper to pair with literally anything!

    Salmon bites being cooked in an air fryer.

    Ingredients Needed

    • Salmon: Dice the salmon into bite sized pieces!
    • Soy Sauce: I used low sodium soy sauce, but you can use regular if you prefer!
    • Sesame Oil: Adds a touch of nutty flavor!
    • Honey: To balance out the flavors and get a nice caramelized layer on the outside.
    • Garlic: Fresh garlic will add a depth of savory flavor!
    • Sriracha: For a hint of spice! If you are sensitive to spice, just add a little bit to start.
    • Sesame Seeds: To garnish!

    How to Make air fryer salmon bites

    1. Make the Marinade: Add soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, and sriracha to a large bowl. Whisk to combine. Reserve 2 tbsp of the sauce and set aside.
    Soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic and sriracha in a mixing bowl.
    1. Add Salmon: Add the salmon to the large bowl and toss to coat in the sauce.
    1. Air Fry: Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees. Grease the insert with nonstick cooking spray. Add in the salmon and cook for 8 minutes (no need to flip halfway).
    Cubes of salmon in an air fryer before being cooked.
    1. Cover in Sauce: Spoon the reserved sauce on the salmon bites and sprinkle with sesame seeds for garnish.
    2. Serve: Serve these salmon bites as an appetizer or with rice and a veggie to make it a meal. Enjoy!
    Salmon bites in the air fryer after being cooked.

    Serving Suggestions

    • As a Snack: Use these air fryer salmon bites as a simple, high protein snack with some dipping sauces like teriyaki sauce or spicy mayo!
    • In a Bowl: Make a satisfying meal by serving salmon bites over a bed of rice with a side of avocado, edamame or another green veggie, and some spicy mayo on top!
    • On a Salad: For a super nutritious meal option, serve these salmon bites on a bed of greens with your favorite salad dressing!
    Air fryer salmon bites garnish with sesame seeds and served in a white bowl.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I use frozen salmon?

    If your salmon is frozen, it is best to allow it to thaw first before cooking it in the air fryer. You can allow it to thaw overnight in the refrigerator or, place the salmon in a bowl of cold water and switch out the water with fresh cold water every 30 minutes until thawed. Make sure to use cold water so the fish doesn’t come to room temperature.

    How should I store leftover salmon bites?

    Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days! You can reheat them in the microwave or in the air fryer to keep them crispy!

    Salmon bites served in a bowl with rice, edamame, avocado and mayo.

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    Air Fryer Salmon Bites

    5 from 1 vote
    Air Fryer Salmon Bites are tender, bite-sized pieces of salmon that are seasoned to perfection and cooked in the air fryer to achieve a delicious, crispy exterior! Serve as an appetizer or main meal with rice and veggies!
    Servings: 4
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 10 minutes
    Total Time: 20 minutes

    Ingredients 

    Instructions 

    • Add soy sauce, sesame oil, honey, garlic and sriracha to a large bowl. Whisk to combine.
      Reserve 2 tbsp of the sauce and set aside.
    • Add the salmon to the large bowl and toss to coat in the sauce.
    • Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees. Grease the insert with nonstick cooking spray.
      Add in the salmon and cook for 8 minutes (no need to flip halfway)
    • Spoon the reserved sauce on the salmon bites and sprinkle with sesame seeds for garnish!
      You can serve these salmon bites as an appetizer or with rice and a veggie to make it a meal. Enjoy!

    Nutrition Information

    Calories: 219kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 24gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 509mgPotassium: 614mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 47IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg

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