Four fillets of salmon with BBQ sauce on them, on a white plate with mango salsa and some lettuce leaves.
Salmon with Balsamic BBQ Sauce 
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
I love cooking fish the air fryer - it's quick, easy and the fish maintains its moisture. Adding the BBQ sauce at the end of cooking and topping it with some mango salsa at the end delivers a meal that will make you think about summer BBQs no matter what time of year it is.
Course: Entrées
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Seafood, Gluten Free, Quick and Easy
Servings: 4
Calories: 339 kcal
  • 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets 1½-inch thick
  • olive oil
  • salt and coarsely ground black pepper
Balsamic BBQ Sauce:
  • ¾ cup tomato ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • freshly ground black pepper
  1. Pre-heat the air fryer to 380ºF.
  2. Make the BBQ sauce by combining the ketchup, brown sugar, balsamic vinegar and Worcestershire sauce in a small saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Lower the heat and simmer the sauce for 15 minutes. Season to taste with freshly ground black pepper.

  3. Rub the salmon filets with olive oil on both sides and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Place the salmon fillets, skin side down inside the basket or tray. Air-fry the salmon for 5 minutes.

  4. Brush the balsamic BBQ sauce on the salmon fillets and air-fry for an additional 5 minutes. The salmon should feel firm to the touch when finished and the BBQ sauce should be nicely browned on top. Transfer the fish to serving plates and top with some mango salsa, if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Salmon with Balsamic BBQ Sauce 
Amount Per Serving
Calories 339 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 94mg 31%
Sodium 518mg 22%
Potassium 1025mg 29%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 21g
Protein 34g 68%
Vitamin A 6%
Vitamin C 2.7%
Calcium 4.2%
Iron 10.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.