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Miso salmon in a serving bowl on top of rice. It's garnished with green onions and sesame seeds.

Air Fryer Miso Salmon

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  • Author: Mollie
  • Total Time: 14 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


This air fryer miso salmon is perfect for a quick lunch or dinner. It's super flavorful and fast and only requires 6 ingredients. We serve ours with rice and whatever vegetables are in our fridge.



2 salmon fillets

2 tablespoons white miso paste

1 tablespoon maple syrup

1 tablespoon sriracha

1 tablespoon soy sauce (substitute coconut aminos if you're gluten free)

2 teaspoons rice vinegar


  1. Add miso, maple syrup, sriracha, soy sauce, and rice vinegar to a small mixing bowl and mix until no large clumps remain.
  2. Place the salmon fillets on a plate, skin-side down (if your salmon has skin), then pat them dry with a paper towel. 
  3. Spread a generous amount of the miso mixture on the top and sides of each salmon fillet. We use a basting brush, but a spoon works too. 
  4. Place the salmon fillets in the basket of your air fryer (skin-side down if your salmon has skin) and cook at 400°F for 7-9 minutes, or until the miso sauce has caramelized and the salmon easily flakes with a fork. The internal temperature should be anywhere from 125°F (medium rare) to 145°F (well-done), depending on your preference. We eat ours around 130°F. 
  5. Garnish with sesame seeds and chopped green onions if you desire.  


Miso is a paste made from fermented soybeans. It has a creamy texture and a nutty umami flavor. White miso has the mildest flavor compared to other varieties. You can find it in the Asian aisle of most grocery stores. 

The longer you cook salmon, the tougher it gets. If you like soft, tender salmon, cook it to medium rare, or until the internal temperature is about 125°F. That will happen closer to the 6-7 minute mark. If you like well-done salmon, cook it to 145°F, which will take around 8-9 minutes.

 Nutritional information is only an estimate. 

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 9 minutes
  • Category: Dinner, Lunch
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: Asian


  • Serving Size: 1 salmon fillet
  • Calories: 593
  • Sugar: 7.4 g
  • Sodium: 670.1 mg
  • Fat: 19.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.8 g
  • Protein: 90.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 202 mg