Air Fryer Salmon Bites

These air fryer salmon bites are so easy and fast to make! Done in under 10 minutes, with simple ingredients and full of flavor, these salmon bites in the air fryer are perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or lunch meal prep. They’re gluten-free, dairy-free and just absolutely delicious!

  • Author: bailey
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2
  • Category: Fish
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • 1-pound salmon fillets (about 23 large salmon fillets)
  • 2.5 tablespoons teriyaki sauce (see notes for quick substitute)
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Optional to garnish: parsley flakes, green onions or additional sesame seeds


  1. Prepare your salmon by removing the skin if desired (I think it’s easiest to do this after cooking). Dice the salmon into bite size pieces that are about 1-inch by 1-inch
  2. Combine all of the remaining ingredients together in a bowl. Then you can either add the salmon to the bowl to marinate for 10-15 minutes, or brush the marinade over the salmon generously if you don’t have time to let it sit
  3. Place the salmon bites into the air fryer basket or tray, leaving a bit of space between them. If your air fryer basket is too small for all of the pieces, you may need to do two batches
  4. Cook the salmon bites on 400 degrees F. for 6-8 minutes. Cook time will depend slightly on the size and thickness of your salmon. If your salmon fillets were on the thinner side, check them at 6 minutes and add a minute or two as needed
  5. Once done, remove the salmon bites from the air fryer (peeling the skin now if desired), and serve in salads, over rice, couscous, quinoa, cauliflower rice, sautéed vegetables or roasted vegetables.


Quick teriyaki sauce substitute: You can use 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil, 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar and 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar or coconut sugar in place of the 2.5 tablespoons of teriyaki sauce called for.

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