Air Fryer Salmon Bites

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Lunches & Dinners, Main Courses

Embark on a culinary journey with one of the most delectable recipes you’ll ever come across – Air Fryer Salmon Bites with a tangy Sriracha Mayo Dipping Sauce! This mouth-watering dish is not only easy to prepare, but it’s also bursting with flavor and nutrients. Say goodbye to greasy, deep-fried appetizers and hello to these golden, crispy and tender salmon bites that are cooked to perfection in an air fryer.

Paired with a zesty sriracha mayo dipping sauce, this recipe is sure to become a crowd favorite at your next gathering or a go-to weeknight dinner option. Let’s dive into the world of air frying and discover how simple it is to create this irresistible dish!

How to Make Salmon Bites in the Air Fryer

Want to make those trendy air fryer salmon bites you’ve been drooling over online? We’ve got the recipe for you! These babies are coated in a delicious honey sriracha soy marinade and served with a simple sriracha mayo dipping sauce. It’s a healthy meal that will blow your taste buds away!

Get started by preparing the marinade: Just mix together low sodium soy sauce, honey, minced garlic, sriracha and water in a baking pan or zip-top bag. Add in cubes of salmon and give everything a good toss. Let it marinate for at least an hour to soak up all of that delicious flavor.

How Long to Cook Salmon Bites in Air Fryer

When you’re ready, preheat your air fryer to 375 degrees. Add your salmon bites to the greased air fryer basket in a single layer, making sure they don’t touch (you might have to do this in multiple batches).

Cook the salmon bites in the air fryer for five to six minutes, and voila! Fully cooked salmon bites that are totally delicious. Easy peasy!

Whip together some delicious Sriracha Mayo for dipping, or throw it all in a rice bowl for extra zing. Trust us, you won’t be able to get enough!

This recipe makes four 202-calorie servings. On a Nutrisystem plan? Log each serving in your NuMi app as one PowerFuel and two Extras.

Different Ways to Serve Air Fryer Salmon Bites

Air Fryer Salmon Bites are incredibly versatile, making them a fantastic addition to various meals and occasions. Here are some creative ways to serve and enjoy these delicious, crispy morsels:

  • As an appetizer – Serve the salmon bites on a platter with the Sriracha mayo dipping sauce, alongside other finger foods like vegetable sticks, crackers and cheese. They’re perfect for parties, game nights, or family gatherings where you want to offer a healthy and tasty option.
  • In a salad – Toss the air fryer salmon bites into your favorite green salad for added protein and flavor. Combine mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, avocado and red onion with a zesty vinaigrette, then top with the salmon bites for a satisfying and nutritious meal.
  • In wraps or tacos – Place a few salmon bites in a wrap or taco shell along with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes and thinly sliced red onion. Drizzle the Sriracha mayo sauce over the top or add a dollop of guacamole for a different twist. Fold and enjoy a delicious handheld meal.
  • Over rice or grain bowls – Create a wholesome and filling grain bowl by layering cooked quinoa, brown rice or farro with roasted vegetables, steamed greens, and the air fryer salmon bites. Top with a drizzle of the Sriracha mayo sauce or even a soy-ginger dressing for an Asian-inspired dish.
  • As a topping for flatbreads or pizza – Elevate your flatbread or pizza game by using the air fryer salmon bites as a unique and flavorful topping. Spread a thin layer of cream cheese or ricotta on the crust, then add thinly sliced red onions, capers and the salmon bites. Bake until crispy and finish with a drizzle of the Sriracha mayo sauce or a sprinkle of fresh dill for a delightful fusion of flavors.
  • In sushi rolls or poke bowls – Get adventurous and use the salmon bites in homemade sushi rolls or poke bowls. Combine them with sushi rice, cucumber, avocado and a touch of wasabi for a twist on traditional sushi. Alternatively, create a poke bowl with steamed rice, edamame, seaweed salad, pickled ginger and the salmon bites, drizzled with soy sauce or spicy mayo.
  • Skewers or kabobs – Thread the salmon bites onto skewers along with vegetables like bell peppers, cherry tomatoes and red onion for a fun and interactive way to serve them. Grill or air fry the skewers, then serve with the Sriracha mayo dipping sauce on the side.
  • Sliders or mini sandwiches – Place the air fryer salmon bites on small buns or dinner rolls, then top them with lettuce, tomato and a dollop of the Sriracha mayo sauce. These mini sandwiches make for fantastic party food or a quick and easy lunch option.

With so many ways to serve and enjoy air fryer salmon bites, you’ll never run out of ideas for incorporating this healthy and flavorful dish into your meal rotation. Give these serving suggestions a try and discover new favorites to share with family and friends!

Pro Tip: Refer to the Nutrisystem Grocery Guide to learn more about incorporating the add-ins above on your Nutrisystem plan.

More Healthy Air Fryer Recipes

Looking for more delicious meals and snacks to prepare in your air fryer? Try these healthy ideas:

*Please note that all air fryers cook differently. Before trying any recipe, always refer to the manufacturer safety instructions provided with your specific air fryer.

Servings: 4

Calories per Serving: 202

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 PowerFuel and 2 Extras

Ingredients:

  • Air Fryer Salmon Bites
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce, low sodium
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. sriracha
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 1 lb. salmon, skin removed and cut into 1" cubes
  • Sriracha Mayo
  • 1 tsp. sriracha
  • 2 Tbsp. light mayonnaise

Directions:

  1. Add soy sauce, honey, garlic, sriracha and water to a baking pan or zip-top bag. Add salmon cubes and toss to coat. Marinate for at least an hour.
  2. Preheat air fryer to 375°F. Place salmon bites into greased air fryer basket in one layer, making sure the bites do not touch (may need to be done in multiple batches).
  3. Air fry for 5-6 minutes, until fully cooked.
  4. Mix together Sriracha Mayo ingredients.
  5. Serve Air Fryer Salmon Bites with Sriracha Mayo as a dip, or place in a rice bowl with a drizzle of the sriracha mayo.
  6. *Please note that all air fryers cook differently. Before trying any recipe, always refer to the manufacturer safety instructions provided with your specific air fryer.
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