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Greek Salmon with Tzatziki Sauce

This delicious Greek Salmon with Tzatziki Sauce is a perfect idea for a special low-carb dinner that’s not much work! I cooked the salmon you see here in the Air Fryer, but check below for how to cook it in the oven or in a grill-pan on the stove!

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Greek Salmon with Tzatziki Sauce finished salmon with Air Fryer tray in background

It’s probably obvious that I’m a huge salmon fan and also a lover of Greek food, and this Greek Salmon with Tzatziki Sauce combines those two food loves of mine. And this is such a perfect combination that once you try it you’ll probably make it over and over when you want a dinner idea that seems special but is really easy to make.

If it’s cucumber season, you absolutely can’t go wrong with my homemade Tzatziki Sauce for this recipe! (Pronounced tat-zee-kee) When you’re not quite up for making homemade Tzatziki, there are good brands of purchased Tzatziki available. Or do what I did for this recipe and ask if you can buy some Tzatziki at your favorite Greek or Greek-American restaurant! (My favorite Greek place sold me a generous dish of Tzatziki for $2.00, which was great time-saver and quite a bargain.)

I love Air Fryer Salmon, so that’s the method I used for the salmon you see here. But if you don’t have an Air Fryer I’ll give links for how to make this in the oven or in a grill pan on the stove. Whatever method you use, enjoy this for an easy dinner. And check out Low-Carb and Keto Air Fryer Recipes for more tasty ideas for the Air Fryer!

What ingredients do you need for this recipe?

Which Air Fryer Did I Use?

I became a big Air Fryer fan after I discovered the Cuisinart Convection Air Fryer Toaster Oven (affiliate link) which is what I used for this recipe. This air fryer has a larger basket, which lets me fit four pieces of salmon, and I find this model very easy to use. I also like the convenience of having an air fryer that stays out on the counter. (You can Use Air Fryer Recipes to see the other Air Fryer recipes on my site.)

What if you don’t have an Air Fryer:

If you don’t have an Air Fryer you can still enjoy this for dinner! Follow the instructions for Roasted Salmon with Rosemary and Garlic Rub (substituting the Greek rub from this recipe) if you want to cook the salmon in the oven. Or use the instructions for Greek Salmon Cooked in a Grill Pan if you’d like to use a Stovetop Grill Pan (affiliate link) to cook the salmon!

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How to Make Greek Salmon with Tzatziki Sauce:

(Scroll down for complete recipe with nutritional information.)

  1. Thaw frozen salmon in the refrigerator.
  2. When you’re ready to cook, take salmon out of the package and let it start to come to room temperature on the counter.
  3. Mix olive oil, Greek Seasoning, garlic powder, and black pepper in a small bowl.
  4. Rub the salmon on both sides with mixture and marinate 15 minutes.
  5. Preheat Air Fryer to 400F/200C if needed. 
  6. Transfer salmon to Air Fryer rack. If you didn’t preheat, set Air Fryer to 400F/200C.
  7. Cook salmon six minutes. (No need to turn it.)
  8. Serve salmon with homemade Tzatziki Sauce or purchased Tzatziki, either will be delicious.

Greek Salmon with Tzatziki Sauce square image of finished salmon

Make it a Low-Carb Meal: 

I would love this simple main dish with something like Twice Baked Cauliflower or Easy Cheesy Baked Keto Cauliflower for a side dish. If you want a vegetable on the side, how about Lemony Green Beans?

Greek Salmon with Tzatziki Sauce finished salmon with Air Fryer tray in background

Greek Salmon with Tzatziki Sauce

Yield 4 servings
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 31 minutes

Everyone who enjoys Greek flavors and likes salmon is going to love this recipe for Greek Salmon with Tzatziki Sauce!

Ingredients

  • 4 skinless, boneless salmon fillets (see notes)
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 2 tsp. Greek Seasoning
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup Tzatziki Sauce (more or less to taste, see notes)

Instructions

  1. Thaw frozen salmon overnight in the refrigerator.
  2. When it's nearly time for dinner, take salmon out of the package and let it start to come to room temperature on the counter. If you have salmon pieces with skin, I would remove that so you can rub the seasonings directly on the fish.
  3. Mix olive oil, Greek Seasoning, garlic powder, and black pepper in a small bowl.
  4. Rub the salmon on both sides with this mixture and let it marinate 15 minutes.
  5. Preheat Air Fryer to 400F/200C if your Air Fryer recommends that.
  6. After 15 minutes, transfer salmon to Air Fryer rack.
  7. If you didn't need to preheat, set Air Fryer to 400F/200C.
  8. Cook salmon six minutes. (No need to turn it.)
  9. Serve salmon with homemade Tzatziki Sauce or purchased Tzatziki, whichever works for your schedule or the time of year you're making this!

Notes

Use salmon pieces that are 6-8 ounces. If you don't have Greek Seasoning (affiliate link), the ingredients are salt, garlic, lemon, black pepper, Turkish oregano, and marjoram. In the summer I'd definitely make my homemade Tzatziki Sauce for this recipe, but it will still be delicious with purchased Tzatziki sauce, especially if you can buy some at your favorite Greek restaurant!

The inspiration for salmon with Greek Seasoning originally found in Penzey's catalog; recipe adapted for the Air Fryer by Kalyn, who also had the idea of serving with Tzatziki!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 561Total Fat: 37gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 27gCholesterol: 145mgSodium: 955mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 51g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

If you make this recipe I'd love to hear how it turns out. Leave a star rating or share on social media with the hashtag #KALYNSKITCHEN, thanks!

Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
This easy and amazing way to cook salmon is a great dish for low-carb diet plans, and for any phase of the original South Beach Diet. 

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    7 Comments on “Greek Salmon with Tzatziki Sauce”

  1. Photos are Awesome !!! Thank You For Sharing this Recipe !!! This Recipe is Look So Fresh, Healthy and Delicious to Prepare. Nice Blog to Follow while Preparing Recipes. I’ll Definitely Try it.

  2. Made this last night.  It was super flavorful.  Had it with a Greek salad. I had skin-on salmon filets so we just cooked them in the air fryer like that.  It’s easy to slide/slice the skin off after they’re cooked or just eat the flesh straight from the skin if you’re lazy (like us).  🙂

    Thank you!

  3. First – if you’re a lover of Greek food, you should learn to pronounce tzatziki: It’s “dza-dzi-ki,” not “ta-tzi-ki.” 

    Second – This isn’t a “cultural appropriation” rant, but why is it that so many food writers seem to think that slapping some tzatziki or throwing a handful of feta on a given ingredient makes it “Greek?” 

    This isn’t a Greek dish; no Greek would recognize it. In fact there’s a general aversion to combining yogurt with fish, even separately, at the same meal, and even a perception (though probably not true) that it’s unhealthy. 

    Does that mean nobody should ever have salmon with yogurt? Of course not. But this business of adding some ingredient (like tzatziki “sauce”) to a dish and calling it “Greek” is something I misleading, and annoying. Call it “Salmon with Tzatziki” if you like but don’t blame Greece for it. 

    • Oh my, since just about EVERYTHING about this recipe has annoyed you, even the pronunciation I found online (and merely provided for people who have never heard of this sauce), I am thinking you may not be a good fit for my blog. I didn’t claim this was an authentic Greek recipe, but using the word Greek in a recipe title with Greek ingredients helps people to know what the flavors will be like.

  4. Your recipe sounds delicious. Should I remove the bottom skin before putting the oil/seasoning on?

    • I did use skinless salmon so I could rub the seasonings on both sides. I will clarify that in the recipe; hope you enjoy!