Air-Fried Mediterranean Salmon

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Colorful and lean salmon is always a delight when cooked perfectly, but nailing this Air-Fried Mediterranean Salmon delicate fish can be complicated. Not any more thanks to this beautifully simple Air-Fried Mediterranean Salmon! Recipe!

What is Air-Fried Mediterranean Salmon 

This  salmon is a colorful marriage of perfectly cooked salmon and fresh green flavor! If you love Mediterranean flavor then this dish is sure to delight!

Air-Fried Mediterranean Salmon is a gorgeous dish made from salmon treated with balsamic, herbs, and spices. It is paired perfectly with a fresh parsley-infused spinach salad which makes for a stunning plate!

Why You’ll Love Air-Fried Mediterranean Salmon

Beautiful Balsamic Flavor – A great dish hits every delicious note with perfect harmony and this wonderful fish is a symphony. The luscious and briny flavors from the salmon are matched by the perfect amount of acid from the balsamic vinegar in this  Air-Fried Mediterranean Salmon ecipe. It makes for a crescendo of salty, tangy, and green flavors that you will want to play on repeat! 

Air Fried for Everyone – Cooking the perfect salmon can be tricky, but one common countertop applicant can change that all! Thanks to the ease of the air fryer, this elegant fish is easy for anyone to make at home! It’s the perfect fool-proof meal for cooks of all levels and the lean, healthy flavor of this salmon is always a hit!

Family-Friendly Healthy Food – Salmon is the perfect protein! It is lean and loaded with healthy cholesterol, nutrients, and omega-3 fatty acids. That’s why so many people turn to salmon as an alternative to heavier proteins, but the real wonder of this fish is its family-friendliness. Salmon is safe for children of all ages to eat and a great way to get them interested in delicious healthy food! Plus, this Air-Fried Mediterranean Salmon recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free so just about everyone can enjoy this decadent Mediterranean-style salmon!

EQUIPMENT

Air Fryer: This amazing appliance uses convection heat to cook food perfectly. This amazing tool creates crispy skin while leaving the inside tender and flakey. Be sure to clean your air fryer well before and after each use.

Salad Tongs and Bowl – While these tools are not essential, salad tongs along with a beautiful serving bowl can help you put the salad together and serve it with elegance.

INSTRUCTIONS

1.Place all the ingredients for the salmon in a baking dish and bake for 15 minutes on 200C/400F in the air fryer.

Expert Tips This Air-Fried Mediterranean Salmon Recipe

● This Air-Fried Mediterranean Salmon recipe is great for meal prep! If you want to enjoy extra salmon throughout the week, multiply the recipe and save the extra for weekday lunches!

● To determine if the salmon is done, you can check it with a meat thermometer. Cooked salmon should read 145°F.

How to Serve Air-Fried Mediterranean Salmon

This air-fried salmon is perfect when served warm with the beautiful spinach salad. You can optionally drizzle a little extra balsamic glaze on the finished fish as a garnish.

If you want to add some grains to the plate, try pairing this balsamic salmon with steamed quinoa or brown rice. Pair it with sparkling lemon water or a spritz cocktail for a perfect light meal!

How to Store Air-Fried Mediterranean Salmon

This delicious Mediterranean salmon can be stored and enjoyed for days after you cook it. To store this air fryer salmon, follow these steps:

● Allow it to cool completely and then transfer it to an airtight container.

● Store it in the fridge for up to 3 days.

● Store any extra salad separately in the fridge.

You can enjoy leftover salmon chilled or warm; it’s delicious hot or cold! To reheat the salmon, try popping it in the air fryer at 300°F for up to 7 minutes or until warm in the middle.

Air-Fried Mediterranean Salmon

Course Main Course

Ingredients
  

For the Salmon:

  • 2 pieces Salmon Salmon is the star of this simple yet sensational meal! For this recipe choose the best salmon available. Fresh is always superior when it comes to fish so try to avoid frozen salmon.
  • 2 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar Balsamic adds a nice acid flavor and sweetness to this fresh fish. Choosing vinegar can be intimidating because there are so many options! To find the perfect balsamic vinegar check the label for the phrase “Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale ” this means it's a traditional Balsamic. Also, look for the age on the bottle; a good balsamic must age at least 12 years.
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil Extra virgin olive oil is the perfect lean cooking for this fresh fishy dish.
  • 2 cloves of Garlic, minced Fresh cloves of minced garlic are perfect for this recipe but you can also use jarred or frozen minced garlic if needed.
  • 1/2 bunch of Coriander, chopped Coriander is a wonderful spice filled with fresh and peppery citrus flavor. It pairs perfectly with the flavor of seafood.
  • 1 tsp Basil Fresh basil brings a refreshing and sweet herbal flavor to brighten up this fish.
  • 1 tsp of each Sea Salt and Pepper For this recipe choose natural sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to keep this meal clean and delicious!

For the Salad:

  • 1 cup Spinach - Spinach is a great green for everyone. Even little ones don’t mind the mild flavor of this leafy green vegetable. Choose fresh mature spinach or baby spinach for this recipe and be sure to wash it well before using.
  • 1/2 cucumber Cucumber Cucumber has a fresh and juicy flavor that makes this salad so bright. Choose a cucumber with a nice weight unblemished skin, and a firm texture.
  • 1/2 Avocado Avocado adds a rich fattiness to this green salad. Pick an avocado with bumpy skin and medium firmness to use the same day.
  • 1 tbsp Pickled Red Onions This ingredient adds a tangy sweetness to the dish. You can find pickled red onion in jars at the grocery store or make a quick pickle yourself. To make a quick pickled onion slice the red onions and combine them with vinegar and a pinch of sugar in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover and heat for 1 ½ minutes. Allow them to cool before using them in this recipe. See my Pickled Red Onion Recipe.
  • 1 tsp Pumpkin Seeds Pumpkin seeds add texture and salty flavor.
  • 1 tsp Parsley Fresh parsley has a leafy flavor and finishes this salad with a nice bright flavor.

Instructions
 

  • Place all the ingredients for the salmon in a baking dish and bake for 15 minutes on 200C/400F in the air fryer.

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Keyword Air Fryer, Balsamic, Low Calorie, Low carb, Quick & Easy, Salmon

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