This air fryer miso salmon is savory, salty, and earthy with the use of miso paste, soy sauce, and garlic. It comes together in no time with carrots and snow peas in our air fryer, so dinner is ready fast!
Think healthy meals can’t be delicious and easy? Think again!
This air fryer miso salmon with snow peas and carrots comes together fast!
And because we’re using our air fryer, it’s healthier than traditional pan frying because we use way less oil.
With the use of savory miso paste, salty soy sauce, earthy garlic, and sweet ginger, this Asian-inspired salmon is bursting full of rich and tasty umami flavors.
Whether it’s for lunch, or for dinner, you’re going to love how satisfying and healthy this air fryer miso salmon is!
Ingredients for air fryer miso salmon
- Olive oil – Our healthy fat of choice to help with crisping up the veggies and cooking the salmon.
- Miso paste – A salty and savory paste made from soybeans.
- Soy sauce – A classic flavor in Asian-inspired meals, that will give us a salty bite.
- Garlic – This will add earthiness to the veggies and salmon.
- Ginger – Ginger is sweet and slightly spicy.
- Salmon – Salmon is packed full of protein and Omega-3 fatty acids.
- Veggies – Carrots and snow peas are crunchy and delicious and pair beautifully with salmon.
What is miso paste?
Miso paste is a Japanese condiment that is made from fermented soybeans and rice.
There are many kinds of miso paste, but the 3 popular ones you’ll see the most are: white miso, red miso, and yellow miso.
I’ve used white miso (Shiro) in this air fryer miso salmon because it has a slight and subtle sweetness to it, which compliments the flavors of the fish and the vegetables.
Red miso (Akamiso) paste has fermented the longest and is saltier, more pungent, and boldly flavored.
Yellow miso (Saikyo) paste is versatile and could be used in this recipe in place of white miso. It’s very mild in flavor.
You can find miso in most major grocery stores in the international foods aisle.
I’ve chosen carrots and snow peas, but here are a few other great veggie ideas to swap out instead:
- Green beans
- Bell peppers
- Sweet potatoes
What is an air fryer?
An air fryer is basically a tabletop convection oven.
It mimics the outcome of a deep fat fryer but without the use of oil. Hot hair is moved around via a fan that quickly and crisply cooks up the food.
The 2 most common air fryers you’ll see are basket style (that is what I have) or convection/toaster oven style.
There are pluses to both but I personally prefer my basket style.
What is the best air fryer to buy?
My biggest tip when it comes to air fryers is to make sure you pick a style that will work the most for your family and the amount of food you will be cooking.
My large basket-style air fryer can cook up to 12 wings, 2-4 servings of french fries, etc. which works well for my household
Storage and leftovers
Any leftover air fryer miso salmon can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
To reheat, simply place in a microwave-safe dish and cover loosely with a damp paper towel, and heat for 2-3 minutes or until heated thoroughly.
More air fryer recipes
- Looking for fun game day food? Try my Air Fryer Honey Mustard Chicken Wings
- Craving something sweet? Try my Air Fryer Cinnamon Sugar Knots
- Need a simple side dish? Try my Air Fryer Pumpkin Fries
- Love all things Italian? Try my Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons white miso paste
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon grated garlic
- 1 teaspoon grated ginger
- 2 center cut salmon filets
- 2 large carrots, sliced into ¼ inch pieces
- 1 cup snow peas
- Combine the olive oil, miso paste, soy sauce, grated garlic, and grated ginger in a small bowl. Whisk to combine.
- Brush the salmon filets with the sauce and sprinkle them lightly with salt and pepper.
- Toss the carrots with any remaining sauce.
- Place the salmon and carrots in the air fryer, making sure not to overcrowd the basket.
- Cook at 375 degrees F for 10 minutes.
- Add the snow peas and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes or until the salmon is lightly browned and flakey.
- Serve immediately (with rice if desired) and store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days.