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Air Fryer Salmon Tacos

Air Fryer Salmon Tacos are super easy salmon tacos that are made in the air fryer! This recipe for air fryer salmon makes perfectly cooked salmon and we love it in tacos topped with pickled red onions and lime yogurt crema!

Air Fryer Salmon Tacos

We are big fans of tacos in our family, and I like to switch up the fillings on a regular basis. We do love a classic beef taco, but chicken, tofu, shrimp, and fish are common for us, too! These Air Fryer Salmon Tacos are SO easy to make and are absolutely full of flavor. I have to say, I think the spicy pickled red onions and lime crema are required for these tacos. The crunchy onions and creamy crema complement the salmon perfectly.

Air Fryer Salmon Tacos

What You’ll Need

  • Salmon
  • Spices – chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and salt
  • Lime Juice – for the salmon marinade and the lime crema
  • Plain Yogurt
  • Red Onion
  • Jalapenos
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Sugar
  • Cilantro
  • Corn Tortillas
Spicy Pickled Red Onions

How to Make Air Fryer Salmon Tacos

This recipe for salmon tacos in the air fryer is so easy to make! To start, make the spicy pickled red onions. These are technically optional but I love them SO MUCH on these tacos! You can make these early in the day or a day or two in advance, as they require 4 hours in the refrigerator to “quick pickle.”

Slice the red onion and jalapeño and place them in a large jar. Then heat up the apple cider vinegar, sugar, water, and salt and pour it over the red onion and jalapeño. Cover and refrigerate for four hours.

Next, prep the lime crema. Simple mix together the plain yogurt and lime juice and season with some salt. Set aside.

To season the salmon, add the olive oil, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and salt in a bowl and brush over the salmon. Add the salmon to your air fryer. I like to set it on a piece of parchment paper to it’s easy to set in the air fryer and remove, and also prevents it from sticking. Cook the salmon at 400 degrees for 10 minutes in your air fryer, or until it flakes easily. The cooking time will slightly vary if you have a thicker filet, but generally I have found that 10 minutes is perfect.

Lastly, assemble the salmon tacos! Flake the salmon and place into the tortillas and top with the pickled red onions, lime crema, and a big handful of cilantro. Enjoy!

Air Fryer Salmon Tacos

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Air Fryer Salmon Tacos

Air Fryer Salmon Tacos

The most delicious salmon tacos made in the air fryer!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: salmon, tacos
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Pickled Onions: 4 hours
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 230kcal
Author: Taylor


Spicy Pickled Red Onions

  • 1 large red onion sliced
  • 1-2 jalapeños sliced
  • 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt

Lime Crema

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • juice from 2 limes
  • dash of salt


  • 2 medium to large salmon filets 1-1.5 lbs total
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • juice from 1/2 lime
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • fresh cilantro for topping


Spicy Pickled Red Onions

  • Slice the red onions and jalapeño and place them in a large jar or glass tupperware.
  • In a saucepan or small pot, add the apple cider vinegar, water, sugar, and salt, and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar and salt.
  • Pour the hot mixture over the onions and jalapeño. Cover with lid and then refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

Lime Crema

  • In a bowl, mix together the yogurt and lime juice.
  • Refrigerate until ready to use.


  • In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and salt.
  • Brush the mixture over the salmon filets.
  • Cook the salmon in the air fryer at 400 degrees for 10 minutes, or until flaky. I like to put a piece of parchment paper under the filets to make them easy to remove. The cooking time will vary slightly depending on the thickness of your salmon, but generally 10 minutes is perfect.
  • Flake the salmon and then add them to tacos shells. We like to use corn tortillas. Top with pickled onions, lime cream and, fresh cilantro.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 953mg | Potassium: 587mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 287IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 1mg
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