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Cajun Air Fryer Salmon Avocado Salsa (For one)

Cajun Air Fryer Salmon with Avocado Salsa takes less than 20 minutes and is healthy and super-delicious! To make this easy salmon salad recipe, you will need salmon and an air fryer. Make the avocado salsa with ripe avocado, baby English cucumber, olive oil, freshly squeezed lemon juice, cilantro, salt, and pepper. Hands down, the best air fryer salmon recipe with avocado salad for just one person!

Salmon + Avocado Salsa For One!

Eating alone tonight? When you’re flying solo for dinner, you should treat yourself. Instead of ordering something unhealthy, though, or worse, microwaving a processed frozen dinner, you need to make my Cajun Air Fryer Salmon with Avocado Salsa. It takes less than 20 minutes, plus it’s healthy and super-delicious!

Easiest Salmon Salad Recipe for One Person!

One thing that’s hard for people trying to just cook for themselves is that most recipes are made for a family. You have to cut the recipe down or make a ton of food you might otherwise waste. This recipe is so easy, so quick, and so delicious that you’re going to love cooking for yourself!

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Cajun Air Fryer Salmon with Avocado Salsa takes less than 20 minutes and is healthy and super-delicious! To make this easy salmon salad recipe, you will need salmon and an air fryer. Make the avocado salsa with ripe avocado, baby English cucumber, olive oil, freshly squeezed lemon juice, cilantro, salt, and pepper. Hands down, the best air fryer salmon recipe with avocado salad for just one person!

Healthy Cajun Salmon Salad

Do something good for yourself. Cooking for one doesn’t have to be full of drama. You can get this dinner on the table so quickly that you’d beat any takeout delivery driver. The air fryer gives the exterior of the salmon a wonderful crispy texture, while inside, it’s perfectly cooked. You’re going to love this recipe!

Why You Will Love This Cajun Air Fryer Salmon & Avocado Salsa Recipe:

  • It’s super simple!
  • It will take you less than 20 minutes to make. 
  • There are only 10 simple ingredients (you may already have)
  • You can use this method to make salmon in the air fryer with any other seasoning.
  • When you are eating with others, this recipe is easy to expand to feed them all, aka double batch this recipe!
  • Dairy-free, and gluten-free!
  • Tasty and healthy meal you will enjoy!😊
Cajun Air Fryer Salmon with Avocado Salsa takes less than 20 minutes and is healthy and super-delicious! To make this easy salmon salad recipe, you will need salmon and an air fryer. Make the avocado salsa with ripe avocado, baby English cucumber, olive oil, freshly squeezed lemon juice, cilantro, salt, and pepper. Hands down, the best air fryer salmon recipe with avocado salad for just one person!

Cajun Air Fryer Salmon Avocado Salsa Ingredients:

For the Avocado Salsa/Salad:

  • Ripe avocado 
  • Small baby English cucumber 
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice (or lime juice)
  • Olive oil
  • Cilantro 
  • Salt 
  • Pepper 
  • Monk fruit (optional; for a little sweetness, to counter the lemon juice)
Cajun Air Fryer Salmon Avocado Salsa Ingredients

How to Make Cajun Air Fryer Salmon with Avocado Salsa (Step-by-Step)

Let me walk you through these easy steps to make my Cajun Air Fryer Salmon and Avocado Salsa.

  1. Thaw

    Before you even begin, let your salmon thaw out completely. Unless you’re using fresh salmon, in which case you can skip this part and get cooking.

  2. Season

    It’s now time to flavor that salmon. Put it on a clean plate and sprinkle with olive oil and Cajun seasoning. Put on some gloves and use your hands to gently rub the seasonings into the salmon.

  3. Preheat

    You need to get the air fryer heated to the proper temperature. Set it for 8 minutes at 400F to get it ready.

  4. Air Fry Salmon

    Once it’s preheated, put the salmon in the center of the air fryer basket. Set it at 400F for 8 minutes. You’ll want to check on it here and there but don’t flip it. Cajun Air Fryer Salmon with Avocado Salsa takes less than 20 minutes and is healthy and super-delicious! To make this easy salmon salad recipe, you will need salmon and an air fryer. Make the avocado salsa with ripe avocado, baby English cucumber, olive oil, freshly squeezed lemon juice, cilantro, salt, and pepper. Hands down, the best air fryer salmon recipe with avocado salad for just one person!

  5. Make the Avocado Salsa

    Now that the salmon is busy cooking in the air fryer, make your salsa. You’ll wash and cut the avocado, cucumber, and cilantro and put them in a bowl. Sprinkle fresh-squeezed lemon juice, salt, pepper, and monk fruit, then add the olive oil. Stir it to combine.Cajun Air Fryer Salmon with Avocado Salsa takes less than 20 minutes and is healthy and super-delicious! To make this easy salmon salad recipe, you will need salmon and an air fryer. Make the avocado salsa with ripe avocado, baby English cucumber, olive oil, freshly squeezed lemon juice, cilantro, salt, and pepper. Hands down, the best air fryer salmon recipe with avocado salad for just one person!

  6. Serve & Enjoy!

    When the air fryer beeps, your salmon is ready. Place it on a plate and top with the avocado salsa. I like garnishing with a little more cilantro and red pepper flakes as well. On the other hand, you can then serve Cajun salmon with side dishes such as green beans, rice, or spring mix saladCajun Air Fryer Salmon with Avocado Salsa takes less than 20 minutes and is healthy and super-delicious! To make this easy salmon salad recipe, you will need salmon and an air fryer. Make the avocado salsa with ripe avocado, baby English cucumber, olive oil, freshly squeezed lemon juice, cilantro, salt, and pepper. Hands down, the best air fryer salmon recipe with avocado salad for just one person!

Recipe Notes/Tips

  • I don’t flip the salmon while cooking it in the air fryer for this recipe.
  • If you notice the fish is getting too brown too quickly, you can drop the temperature to 375F after 5 minutes of cooking time.
  • Salmon does blacken up quickly, especially if you’re cooking one piece. Keep an eye on it, or double the batch and enjoy the second piece for tomorrow’s lunch.
  • Feel free to swap Cajun seasoning for Creole seasoning

What Else to Serve with Cajun Air-Fried Salmon?

Air Fryer Balsamic Broccoli

Cooking broccoli in the air fryer is easy and takes only a few minutes. This easy air fryer roasted broccoli with balsamic vinegar is crunchy, tender, tasty, tangy, and sweet. And will make a great side dish to any main dish. This air fryer broccoli is packed with flavors, and you will honestly never cook broccoli another way! If you are looking for the next right vegetable to roast in your air fryer, this easy broccoli recipe takes only 8 minutes to cook. This air-fried broccoli is truly the best! #airfryerbroccoli #BestAirFryerBroccoli #RoastedBroccoli #airfryervegetables

Healthy Braised Red Cabbage

Super easy healthy braised red cabbage with apples and red onions is the best side dish ever! It's savory, sweet, a little sour, tangy, and wonderfully complements every main dish. This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, keto – friendly and packed with flavorful herbs and spices. Look no further for a fabulous + tasty, healthy side you need for the holidays especially Thanksgiving and Christmas. Also, it comes together so quickly! #Cabbage #Braisedcabbage #healthysidedish #side

Baked Brussels Sprouts

The best honey baked brussels sprouts recipe, perfectly baked in the oven without the help of bacon and cheese. A incredible plant-based side dish you will love with all your heart!

Substitutions

  • Use a different fish if you’d like. I love getting what’s fresh and making it this way!
  • Try different seasonings to make it unique every time. 
  • Go ahead and bake it instead. It will take 15 to 20 minutes in your oven at 400F.
  • Serve it with mango salsa for a more tropical take.
  • Works great on chicken too! You’ll want to cook it for 15 to 20 minutes at 400F and check the internal temperature before serving.
Cajun Air Fryer Salmon with Avocado Salsa takes less than 20 minutes and is healthy and super-delicious! To make this easy salmon salad recipe, you will need salmon and an air fryer. Make the avocado salsa with ripe avocado, baby English cucumber, olive oil, freshly squeezed lemon juice, cilantro, salt, and pepper. Hands down, the best air fryer salmon recipe with avocado salad for just one person!

Cajun Air Fryer Salmon & Avocado Salsa FAQs

Questions on this dish? These should help!

Do you need to flip your salmon when you cook it in the air fryer? 

No, you don’t need to flip the salmon in the air fryer for this recipe. I don’t when I make it. If you feel it’s getting to browned or blackened for your liking, you can reduce the temperature to 375F after 5 minutes. 

Can you put aluminum foil in an air fryer for salmon? 

I didn’t, but you certainly can place aluminum foil or even parchment paper in your air fryer basket. However, you should never completely cover it up, otherwise, you block the airflow and hamper the cooking process. 

How long do I need to cook my salmon in the air fryer? 

It should cook for 8 minutes at 400F. Check it at 5 minutes to see if it’s browning too much; if not, let it keep cooking until the end. 

Can you eat salmon and avocado together? 

Absolutely! There’s a reason you see salmon and avocado together so often in sushi rolls…they go together. When your salmon cooks, you can whip up this easy avocado salsa to top it with when it’s finished.

What is avocado salsa made of?

I make my avocado salsa with a ripe avocado, baby English cucumber, olive oil, freshly squeezed lemon juice, cilantro, salt, pepper, and monk fruit. The last ingredient is entirely optional though I do recommend it as a healthier way to add a little sweetness to balance that lemon juice out. 

Cajun Air Fryer Salmon with Avocado Salsa takes less than 20 minutes and is healthy and super-delicious! To make this easy salmon salad recipe, you will need salmon and an air fryer. Make the avocado salsa with ripe avocado, baby English cucumber, olive oil, freshly squeezed lemon juice, cilantro, salt, and pepper. Hands down, the best air fryer salmon recipe with avocado salad for just one person!

How to Make Cajun Air Fryer Salmon with Avocado Salsa (Step-by-Step)

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Cajun Air Fryer Salmon with Avocado Salsa takes less than 20 minutes and is healthy and super-delicious! To make this easy salmon salad recipe, you will need salmon and an air fryer. Make the avocado salsa with ripe avocado, baby English cucumber, olive oil, freshly squeezed lemon juice, cilantro, salt, and pepper. Hands down, the best air fryer salmon recipe with avocado salad for just one person!

Cajun Air Fryer Salmon Avocado Salsa (For one)


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Cajun Air Fryer Salmon with Avocado Salsa takes less than 20 minutes and is healthy and super-delicious! To make this easy salmon salad recipe, you will need salmon and an air fryer. Make the avocado salsa with ripe avocado, baby English cucumber, olive oil, freshly squeezed lemon juice, cilantro, salt, and pepper. Hands down, the best air fryer salmon recipe with avocado salad for just one person!


Ingredients

Scale

For the Cajun Salmon:

  • 1 Frozen salmon fillet (one 4oz)
  • 1 Teaspoon Cajun or creole seasoning (season to your preference). I used only ½ tsp

  • 12 teaspoon Olive oil (I used 1 tsp)

For the Avocado Salsa/Salad:

  • ½ ripe avocado 
  • 1 small baby English cucumber (about 1 cup sliced)
  • 12 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 
  • 1 teaspoon Olive oil
  • 12 TBS. chopped cilantro 
  • A dash of Salt 
  • A dash of Pepper 
  • ½1 teaspoon Monk fruit (optional; for a little sweetness, to counter the lemon juice)

Instructions

  1. Thaw. Before you even begin, let your salmon thaw out completely. Unless you’re using fresh salmon, in which case you can skip this part and get cooking.
  2. Season. It’s now time to flavor that salmon. Put it on a clean plate and sprinkle with olive oil and Cajun seasoning. Put on some gloves and use your hands to gently rub the seasonings into the salmon.
  3. Preheat. You need to get the air fryer heated to the proper temperature. Set it for 8 minutes at 400F to get it ready.
  4. Air Fry Salmon. Once it’s preheated, put the salmon in the center of the air fryer basket. Set it at 400F for 8 minutes. You’ll want to check on it here and there but don’t flip it.Cajun Air Fryer Salmon with Avocado Salsa takes less than 20 minutes and is healthy and super-delicious! To make this easy salmon salad recipe, you will need salmon and an air fryer. Make the avocado salsa with ripe avocado, baby English cucumber, olive oil, freshly squeezed lemon juice, cilantro, salt, and pepper. Hands down, the best air fryer salmon recipe with avocado salad for just one person! 
  5. Make the Avocado Salsa. Now that the salmon is busy cooking in the air fryer, make your salsa. You’ll wash and cut the avocado, cucumber, and cilantro and put them in a bowl. Sprinkle fresh-squeezed lemon juice, salt, pepper, and monk fruit, then add the olive oil. Stir it to combine. Cajun Air Fryer Salmon with Avocado Salsa takes less than 20 minutes and is healthy and super-delicious! To make this easy salmon salad recipe, you will need salmon and an air fryer. Make the avocado salsa with ripe avocado, baby English cucumber, olive oil, freshly squeezed lemon juice, cilantro, salt, and pepper. Hands down, the best air fryer salmon recipe with avocado salad for just one person! 
  6. Serve & enjoy! When the air fryer beeps, your salmon is ready. Place it on a plate and top with the avocado salsa. I like garnishing with a little more cilantro and red pepper flakes as well. You can then serve it with the suggested side dishes below to make your meal complete. Cajun Air Fryer Salmon with Avocado Salsa takes less than 20 minutes and is healthy and super-delicious! To make this easy salmon salad recipe, you will need salmon and an air fryer. Make the avocado salsa with ripe avocado, baby English cucumber, olive oil, freshly squeezed lemon juice, cilantro, salt, and pepper. Hands down, the best air fryer salmon recipe with avocado salad for just one person! 

Notes

  • I don’t flip the salmon while cooking it in the air fryer for this recipe.
  • If you notice the fish is getting too brown too quickly, you can drop the temperature to 375F after 5 minutes of cooking time.
  • Salmon does blacken up quickly, especially if you’re cooking one piece. Keep an eye on it, or double the batch and enjoy the second piece for tomorrow’s lunch.
  • Feel free to swap Cajun seasoning for Creole seasoning. Do not be tempted to sprinkle the salmon with salt, the Cajun seasoning has plenty of salt. 
  • This is my air fryer. I love it!
  • Prep Time: 7 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Category: Vegetarian
  • Method: Air fryer
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Cajun Salmon, Air fryer salmon, Air Fryer Recipes, Vegetarian, Low-carb recipe, quick lunch/dinner, Avocado salsa, salad

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Cajun Air Fryer Salmon with Avocado Salsa takes less than 20 minutes and is healthy and super-delicious! To make this easy salmon salad recipe, you will need salmon and an air fryer. Make the avocado salsa with ripe avocado, baby English cucumber, olive oil, freshly squeezed lemon juice, cilantro, salt, and pepper. Hands down, the best air fryer salmon recipe with avocado salad for just one person!

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  1. Tried this recipe yesterday for lunch yesterday and believe you me it was easy, satisfying and delicious! I work from home and at same time have a toddler at home. Making simple , nutritious and satisfying meals are a must and this checks it all for me. For my greens i used what was available which was avocado, kale and onions.and it was what i needed to make a complete lunch. Thanks for sharing Nkechi. Shared with friends and family whom i know will be loving this post as i did.

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