Air Fryer Tortilla Crusted Salmon

For tender and juicy salmon with a crispy crunch, check out this air fryer tortilla crusted salmon!

This may be a mildly controversial opinion, but I LOVE salmon. In my family, we're split down the middle. It's difficult for me to understand how someone couldn't love it, but I guess everyone is entitled to their preferences. And if you've never tried, let this be your sign. You are missing out! If it helps, I believe J. Lo eats it frequently.

Besides high protein and all of the Omega-3s, salmon also has a fair amount of fat. This makes it difficult to dry out. Over the years, I have flavored it many different ways, and my favorite is super simple- lime juice and zest. Today, I took it to a new level by using lime tortilla chips.

Coating meat with a crust before cooking helps to seal in the moisture. And, there are many flavorful options to choose from...

  • Breadcrumbs
  • Crackers
  • Pretzels
  • Chips
  • Nuts
  • Hard Cheeses

Why should you eat more salmon?

  1. It is absolutely delicious!
  2. Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, which are an essential nutrient
  3. High in protein
  4. Great source of B vitamins
  5. High in potassium, which can help manage blood pressure
  6. Help fight inflammation
  7. All of the above

Air Fryer Lime Tortilla Crusted Salmon with Broccoli

Ingredients in Air Fryer Tortilla Crusted Salmon

  • Salmon
  • Lime Juice
  • Olive Oil
  • Lime Tortilla Chips


Do you need to flip salmon in an air fryer?

You can flip the salmon; however, you will not need to for this recipe. With most cooking methods, you will not need to flip, particularly if there is skin remaining. Cook with the skin side down.

Can you eat salmon raw?

In many countries, raw salmon is enjoyed as sashimi. Unless the meat is cooked to 145 degrees, there is a risk of bacteria and parasites. If salmon is blast frozen to -31 degrees and then properly thawed, most parasites will have been killed. Look at the salmon before eating. It should be moist and firm.


Tips for Storing Salmon

  • Fresh salmon is best kept in the fridge for 1-2 days, stored at 32 degrees.
  • You can season fresh salmon with salt to extend the life a bit. Then, rinse before using.
  • Cooked salmon will last 3-4 days in the fridge.
  • Frozen salmon can last for 9-12 months, stored at 0 degrees. 

Salmon coated with lime tortilla chips

Air Fryer Tortilla Crusted Salmon

For tender and juicy salmon with a crispy crunch, check out this air fryer tortilla crusted salmon!



  • 1 lb. salmon, cut into 4 fillets
  • Olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 20 lime tortilla chips, crushed
  • Brush each fillet with olive oil. Then, squeeze a little lime juice over each one.
  • Use a food processor to crush the tortilla chips. Next, pour into a shallow bowl.
  • Dip the top of each piece of salmon into the crushed tortilla chips.
  • Spray the air fryer basket with olive or avocado oil. Air fry at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes, shaking basket every few minutes.


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