Lemon and dill pair perfectly with salmon (and other fish). My easy recipe serves up healthy and delicious lemon dill air fryer salmon in under 20 minutes. Trim Healthy Mamas, make it S or FP style!
Even though I’m not a huge fan of fish, I do enjoy a good piece of salmon now and then.
One of my favorite THM E meals is salmon, sweet potatoes, and something green like asparagus or green beans. That meal just makes me feel so nourished!
Of course, I’m also quite fond of THM S style salmon with all the healthy fats.
With an air fryer, making salmon THM FP style or THM S style is so easy!
All you need to do is change the amount of oil you use. In addition, choosing lean, wild-caught salmon makes it THM FP compliant.
Just A Few Wholesome Ingredients And An Air Fryer Are All You Need!
Nothing fancy needed for this delicious salmon with lemon and dill. I used dried dill because that’s what I had on hand but feel free to use fresh dill if you prefer.
To substitute fresh dill for dried, use 3 times as much fresh dill.
First, preheat your air fryer. I cook my salmon at 360 degrees. A good 5 minutes of preheating works well.
Meanwhile, prepare the salmon. Mix the olive oil and lemon juice and brush or rub over all sides of the fish.
Next, combine the seasonings and sprinkle evenly over the top and sides.
Finally, place in your preheated air fryer and cook for 10 to 12 minutes. The size of fish and your preferred level of doneness determines how long.
Squeeze a bit of fresh lemon juice over the fish before serving for extra lemony goodness.
How To Adapt This Recipe To Stove Or Oven.
Don’t have an air fryer? No worries! This salmon cooks up easily and quickly on the stove or in the oven.
For the stove, preheat a cast iron skillet (or your preferred skillet type). It’s important to have skillet good and hot (over medium-high heat) before adding anything to it. Water droplets will sizzle and dance around the skillet when it’s hot enough.
Then, add a bit of healthy cooking fat or use cooking spray. Place the salmon, skin side down if using skin-on salmon, and cook for 6 to 8 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillet.
Watch for the color of the salmon to turn opaque about 3/4 of the way up, from the pan side. Then, flip the salmon filet over and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes.
For oven baking, preheat your oven to 450 and bake your seasoned salmon for 12 to 15 minutes, depending on thickness.
How To Fit This Air Fryer Lemon Dill Salmon Into Your THM Meal Plan.
Always consult the Trim Healthy Mama Plan Book for complete information on how to put together your meals.
As written, it’s a THM FP (for 4 servings). Increasing serving size or amount of oil pushes it into the THM S range.
THM FP Ideas…
THM E Ideas…
Make this lemon dill salmon low fat FP style and pair it with a healthy THM E side dish for a nourishing, healthy carb meal. As always, include plenty of non-starchy veggies!
Or, choose a THM E dessert instead:
- Mango Lime Instant Pudding (dairy free)
- Peach Mango Kefir Smoothie
- Creamy Autumn Apple Salad
- Caramel Apple Yogurt Parfait
And of course, THM S ideas…
Salmon is an excellent protein source for any S meal, but especially Deep S.
I also have a recipe for Blackened Salmon with Fried Okra that can easily be adapted to the air fryer.
Just season and cook the salmon the same way. I haven’t yet done okra in the air fryer but when I do I’ll up date here. You can just cook the okra on the stove while the salmon cooks in the air fryer.
Enjoy a delicious side dish such as my Buttery Garlic, Mushroom, and Chive Spaghetti Squash.
Or, a big salad with my Creamy Citrus Salad Dressing (dairy free).
Remember, Deep S meals include no dairy (butter and protein powder are OK), nuts, fruits, or grains. For a dessert, I highly recommend the Creamy Vanilla Custard Shake from Wonderfully Made and Dearly Loved. So good!
Regular THM S Meals…
A regular THM S meal can have nuts, dairy, fruits, and very small amounts of grains. How does this sound:
As you can see, there are plenty of ways to enjoy this easy, versatile lemon dill salmon recipe for your air fryer.
What’s your favorite way to eat salmon (or other fish)?
- Preheat air fryer to 360 degrees.
- Meanwhile, mix the garlic and onion powders, salt, pepper, and dill together and set aside.
- Whisk together the lemon juice and olive oil together.
- Brush over all sides of the salmon filet.
- Evenly sprinkle seasoning mixture over the top of the salmon filet, spreading it around to all the top and sides of the filet.
- Place, skin side down, into air fryer.
- Air fry for 10 to 12 minutes, depending on thickness of the salmon.
Trim Healthy Mamas...
Choose wild caught salmon if you can, especially for THM FP.
Total fat includes fat naturally present in wild salmon. On the THM plan we only count the added fat in the entire meal for a THM FP or E.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 4 oz
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 256Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 335mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 25g
Nutrition information is approximate and based on the best knowledge available at the time of recipe publication. Your results may vary due to differences in ingredients. You can make your own calculations if this recipe does not include nutrition info by using an online calculator such as https://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-calculator.asp