5 reasons to love this easy recipe for salmon bites

  • They are super-fast to make and ready from start to finish in about 15 minutes!
  • The incredible seasoning coats each piece, so you get delicious flavor in each bite.
  • Salmon bites are versatile, you can serve them as a healthy appetizer or use them for a main dish.
  • These are the ideal way to not only make salmon quickly, but make it in a different and fun way.
  • The recipe card includes instructions for the oven or air fryer – your choice!

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How to make salmon bites (step-by-step)

Make the salmon seasoning by mixing the spices in a small bowl or ramekin.
Cut the salmon fillets into bite-sized pieces and place them in a bowl.
Dump the seasoning over the salmon pieces.
Mix well, until the individual pieces are coated with seasoning.
Place the pieces on a baking sheet, leaving a little space between each piece.
Cook at 400° Fahrenheit for 8-10 minutes, or until the pieces are fully cooked.

Recipe tips

  • Be sure to get skinless salmon fillets, it makes the cutting much easier. If you do have skin-on fillets to use, cut off the skin and then cut the salmon into cubes.
  • When you first dump on the seasoning, it may seem like a lot. Just keep tossing the salmon in the seasoning, it will all get used up once it coats the pieces.
  • Watch the salmon bites carefully at the end of the cooking time, as they are easy to overcook. It is done as soon as the flesh flakes easily, or 120-125° Fahrenheit.
Cooked salmon bites on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper

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Deliciously Easy Salmon Bites (Air Fryer or Oven)

These easy salmon bites are perfectly seasoned and a great appetizer or protein with any salad or dish. Ready in only about 15 minutes, this will be your new favorite way to eat salmon.


  • 3 6 oz Skinless salmon fillets, cut into bite-sized cubes, (about 1 inch cubes)

For the salmon seasoning:

  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground celery seed
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt


  • Air Fryer (optional, oven baked directions included)


Preheat your cooking device:

  • For the air fryer, set it to Preheat at 400°. Even if doesn't have a preheat setting, I recommend preheating it at least 5 minutes.
    For the oven, preheat it to 400°.

Prep the salmon:

  • Make the salmon seasoning by combining all of the seasoning ingredients in a small bowl and mixing.
  • Cut the salmon into 1-inch cubes and place in a bowl.
  • Sprinkle on the seasoning and toss several times to coat the salmon cubes in seasoning.

To cook in the air fryer:

  • Place the salmon bites in the air fryer basket, leaving a little space between each piece. Cook for 6-8 minutes.

To cook in the oven:

  • Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Place the salmon bites on the pan, leaving a little space between each piece. Cook for 8-10 minutes.


  • Once the salmon bites are cooked, remove and serve immediately.

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Nutrition amounts noted are per serving and an estimate provided for those following a Ketogenic or low-carb diet. See our full nutrition information disclosure here.
Calories: 249kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 34g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 2g
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Deliciously Easy Salmon Bites (Air Fryer or Oven)Deliciously Easy Salmon Bites (Air Fryer or Oven)