Easy Air Fryer Salmon with Honey Soy Marinade

Air fryer salmon plated with ziti pasta.

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We’ve adapted our go to honey soy marinade to flavor this Easy Air Fryer Salmon recipe. After the salmon came out perfectly in our new air fryer, this will be our go to way to cook salmon!



For the marinade:

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce, preferably low sodium
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil, or similar cooking oil.
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar (see notes)
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • generous pinch dried ginger

For the salmon:

  • 2 six ounce salmon fillets (see notes)
  • cooking oil spray.


  1. Make the marinade: combine the 3 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 tablespoon oil, and 1 teaspoon vinegar in a large bowl. Stir in the teaspoon of honey, then add the 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder and pinch of dried ginger.
  2. Briefly marinate the salmon: Pat dry the salmon fillets. Place one salmon fillet in the bowl, turning it over so that both sides of the salmon are coated with marinade. Repeat the process with the other fillet, and marinate for about 5 minutes, with the salmon skin side down, if. your fillets have skin on.
  3. Air fry the salmon: Place a piece of parchment paper on top of the air fryer basket (optional). Spray lightly with cooking oil. Then remove the salmon from the marinade, shaking gently to remove excess marinade. Place the salmon in the air fryer basket. Close the the air fryer. Set the air fryer to “bake” at 400 degrees. Ours came out perfectly at 8 minutes – it was just cooked through but still nice and moist. Check after 6 or 7 minutes to avoid over cooking, especially if your air fryer tends to cook things quickly. Cook for an additional 2 minutes or so if the salmon isn’t done when you check it.


  • Salmon: We prefer wild salmon, but you can use the kind of salmon you prefer. We typically get frozen salmon that comes in 2 separate six ounce fillets. You could get a 12 ounce piece of salmon and cut it into two pieces if you like.
  • Vinegar: You could try other vinegars here based on what you have on hand. I have used rice wine vinegar and sherry vinegar in similar salmon recipes. I have also used butternut seed oil from
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