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lemon pepper salmon served with yukon gold potatoes and green beans

Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Salmon

  • Author: Elizabeth Van Lierde
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 3-4 servings 1x
  • Category: Weeknight Dinner
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean


This Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Salmon is a main dish and side dish all-in-one, and it’ll be ready in just 15 minutes! The salmon is tender and flaky, while the Yukon potatoes are cooked to perfection, all coated in a zesty lemon pepper marinade. Serve this easy meal at your next dinner party, date night, or for a healthy weeknight dinner!



1 lb salmon, cut into 4 pieces

1 lemon, zested

1 ½ lemons, juiced

3 tbsp olive oil

1 1/2 tsp garlic powder

1 1/2 tsp freshly cracked black pepper

1 tbsp fresh oregano, minced

1/21 lb baby gold yukon potatoes

kosher salt


  1. If needed, cut salmon into 3-4 filets and check for any bones in the flesh. Set aside and make the marinade.
  2. In a medium bowl mix together lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic powder, black pepper, and oregano. Brush 1/2 the mixture evenly over the salmon filets. Preheat the air fryer to 400 F.
  3. In a large bowl, toss the potatoes with the other half of the marinade until well coated.
  4. Add 2-4 salmon filets to the preheated air fryer basket, depending on how large your air fryer can accommodate. Add 1/2 or all of the potatoes surrounding the salmon but being mindful not to overcrowd the basket to ensure even browning.
  5. Cook at 400 F for 10 minutes or until the fish is flaky and golden brown. If the potatoes are not fork tender you can continue to cook for 2-3 minutes. Garnish with ½ lemon and extra cracked black pepper.


Storage: Allow your salmon to cool completely and then store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about 3 days. 

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