Air Fryer Recipes – Diabetes Control with Salmon

So much is being said these days about air fryers and eating salmon. As a result of this new wave, everywhere we turn we are forced to look at delicious and tempting air fryer recipes. Is it possible that air fryer recipes are great in diabetes control?

I am excited to share this article. Yes, I was given an air fryer as a birthday gift and as a result, I am anxious to share some recipes with you. Let us move to the next section where will find out exactly what is an air fryer and what it does.

What is an Air Fryer?

One author described the air fryer as “an amped-up countertop convection oven.” The idea though is for us to use less oil and still get that crispy food that is juicy on the inside and packed with flavor throughout.

Yes, you read correctly, the air fryer uses little and sometimes absolutely no oil. The question then is what do we use the air fryer for and what is the connection with diabetes control?

What Do you Cook in an Air Fryer?

You will be amazed to see the number of things that you can cook in an air fryer. Diabetes control is possible and more fun using an air fryer. At first, I wondered if we will later regret using this technology to prepare our meals.

The truth, however, is that the convection oven and the stove we are now comfortable using, are yesterday’s technology. Consequently, with that out of the way, let us turn our attention to just a few things we can cook in the air fryer for diabetes control. Firstly, let us look at what is in this for diabetics.

We will look at preparing meals for diabetics. As a result, we are going to focus on low-carb foods. Whenever we mention the word food we speak only of whole foods. There are 2 articles I would like you to read before we continue. Please see the links below:

  1. Low-Carb Diet Food List for Diabetes Control
  2. Low-Carb Diets Explained

Let us now continue our discussion about air fryer recipes and diabetes control. See below for a brief list of some of the foods we can cook in an air fryer:

  1. Fish
  2. Meat
  3. Vegetables
  4. French Fries
  5. Potato Chips
  6. Mozzarella Sticks
  7. Chicken and Fish Nuggets (From scratch)
  8. Cookies
  9. Fritters

The list could go on for pages. Yes, it is time we look at some air fryer recipes, with salmon as the main ingredient.

Air Fryer Recipes – Garlic Salmon for Diabetes Control

It was previously mentioned that diabetes can be controlled when we eat whole foods, especially those low in carbs. For this reason, we will begin our air fryer journey by looking at salmon.

Are you looking for a delicious, tender, yet succulent piece of fish? Did I mention that it will take just about 10 minutes to prepare? It could be a little longer dependent on the size of the fish and your brand and model air fryer. Not bad, right?

Most importantly though, here is why you should be eating salmon. It is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids. This is important because the omega-3’s helps our heart, brain, skin to name a few benefits. Don’t forget that it is also a perfect low-carb animal protein.

Let us now take a look at our first air fryer recipe – Garlic Salmon.

Garlic Salmon Recipe (Air Fryer)

What you will need:


  1. Pre-heat air fryer (3 minutes, dependent on the type).
  2. Season each piece of salmon with paprika, garlic, pepper, and salt. Try to make sure they are cut evenly so that they will cook at the same time.
  3. Rub a small amount of olive oil on each piece of salmon.
  4. Place the salmon in the air fryer (about 8 to 10 minutes). Give them space. Overcrowding will result in moist, instead of crispy salmon.
  5. Flip the salmon on the next side and air fry for about 2 to 4 minutes.
  6. Serve with low-carb vegetables and enjoy!

I am sure you will agree with me that the above salmon recipe could become one of the healthiest and favorite of all the air fryer recipes being shared. We can never underestimate the value of salmon as it relates to diabetes control and all the other health benefits of salmon.

Are you ready for the next salmon air fryer recipe? This time we will look at doing a salmon patties in the air fryer. I make different burgher meats/ patties in my air fryer most weeks. My favorite are the fish ones, for obvious reasons (I love seafood).

More Air Fryer Recipes – Salmon Patties for Diabetes Control

Please read this section to see how we make those delicious salmon patties. Did I mention that it is easy?

What you will need:

  • Salmon
  • Mayonnaise
  • Dijon mustard
  • Lemon/Lime juice – judge dependent on the number of salmon.
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Scallion to taste, finely chopped
  • Onions to taste, finely chopped
  • Food processor (smile)
  • Air fryer (smile)


  1. Mix the following ingredients in a food processor – salmon, mayonnaise, mustard, and lime juice. The salmon will be broken into chunks and the mayonnaise will be the glue to hold the pieces together.
  2. Scrape the mixture into a bowl.
  3. Add the other ingredients. and mix well.
  4. Form your patties (I do mine round).
  5. Pre-heat air fryer (3 minutes, dependent on the type).
  6. Rub a small amount of olive oil on each salmon patty.
  7. Place the salmon patty in the air fryer (about 8 to 10 minutes). Give them space. Overcrowding will result in moist, instead of crispy salmon.
  8. Flip the salmon patty on the next side and air fry for about 2 to 4 minutes.
  9. Serve with lettuce and tomatoes, or your choice of sides. Hey, you could even try some potato fries in your air fryer.
  10. Enjoy!


Air fryers and the abundance of air fryer recipes are a blessing in disguise. Thanks to them, food preparation is a breeze. They also place at our fingertips recipes, such as the two salmon recipes above which are excellent options for diabetes control.

It is indeed possible to wage a war against diabetes and to be victorious in that war. Please subscribe below for more information. Until next time, keep fighting diabetes.

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