Learn how to cook tender and flaky Air Fryer Mahi Mahi Fillets for a perfect easy weeknight dish. This white fish is served with a fresh mango salsa for the perfect healthy and satisfying meal. Done in less than 30 minutes!

mahi mahi with mango salsa on white plate

Mahi mahi has a mild flavor and flaky texture that’s perfect for a low calorie and healthy meal.

It cooks up moist and delicious in the air fryer with little to no effort. All it needs is a small amount of olive oil and salt, then it can be used for tacos, bowls, or served alongside rice. For this recipe, mahi mahi gets a delicious upgrade with a sweet and spicy mango salsa.

A three-ounce portion of mahi mahi has only 90 calories and 20 grams of protein, which makes it perfect if you’re looking to cut back on calories. The air fryer takes the guesswork out of cooking fish. Instead of dry, overcooked fish, you end up with perfectly flaky fish every time.

Enjoy this healthy, 30-minute meal for dinner tonight or add it into your weekly meal plan!

Why You Need This Recipe

  • It’s done in 25 minutes! Make some rice and veggies to go with the fish and you’ve got a delicious and filling meal.
  • Mahi mahi is rich in vitamins and minerals.
  • This easy Air fryer mahi mahi recipe with mango salsa is a breeze to make!
  • This mahi mahi fish comes out moist and flaky when cooked in the air fryer.

Key Ingredients

Nonstick cooking spray – This will keep the mahi mahi fillets from sticking to the air fryer basket. Just a light spray will do the trick.

Mahi mahi fillets – You can use fresh or frozen fish fillets for this recipe, but you’ll need to defrost the fish first if you are using frozen filets.

Olive oil – Olive oil will add flavor and crisp up the exterior. It also will help the salt adhere to the fish. You can use whatever oil you have on hand.

Sea salt – Don’t underestimate the power of seasoning your fish. Sea salt brings out the flavors in a dish and ultimately makes it taste better. Feel free to use black pepper as well.

Mango – Mango is naturally very sweet which makes it great for salsa. Look for a ripe mango that gives slightly when you push into it with your finger. Unripe mangos aren’t as sweet and have a harder texture.

Jalapeno & onion – For a spicy kick, add fresh minced jalapeno. If you don’t like any heat, you can leave it out. Sweet onions have a more mild flavor, while red onions have more of a kick. Use whichever kind you prefer.

Lime – Lime juice makes the mango and fish really shine!

ingredients for mahi mahi and mango salsa

Recipe Steps

Step One

Spray the bottom of your air fryer basket with nonstick cooking spray. This will keep the mahi mahi from sticking.

Pat each mahi mahi fillet dry with a paper towel, then brush the tops with olive oil. Sprinkle each fillet with sea salt.

Lay the fish inside the basket of your air fryer and set the temperature to 380 degrees Fahrenheit for 8 to 10 minutes.

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Step Two

While the fish cooks, make the mango salsa.

Step Three

In a medium bowl, stir together the mango, jalapeno, onion, and lime juice.

Step Four

When the fish is done cooking, use a fork to make sure the inside of the fish is flaky and opaque. Alternatively, you can use an instant read thermometer to ensure the inside of the fillet reaches 145 degrees Fahrenheit.

how to make air fryer mahi mahi with mango salsa

Enjoy the fish hot with a generous helping of mango salsa.

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • You can double this recipe depending on how big your air fryer basket is.
  • You can use whatever type of white fish you like. Mahi mahi is nice because it is juicer and neutral in flavor.
  • Store any leftover cooked fish and salsa in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • Feel free to season the fish however you like! If you want to add more than just sea salt, you can season it with chili powder, cumin, cajun seasoning, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder. You can also use your favorite spice blend or seasoning mix.
a plate of mahi mahi with mango salsa
cooked mahi mahi inside air fryer

Recipe FAQs

What does mahi mahi taste like?

Mahi mahi has a firm texture and a mild, but slightly sweet flavor. It has a stronger fish flavor than tilapia but not as strong as swordfish.

How do you know mahi mahi is done?

Mahi mahi is cooked when it flakes easily with a fork and has an opaque white color. You can also know it’s done once it has reached an internal temperature of 145 degrees F.

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Air Fryer Mahi Mahi with Mango Salsa


Description

Learn how to cook tender and flaky Air Fryer Mahi Mahi Fillets for a perfect easy weeknight dish. This white fish is served with a fresh mango salsa for the perfect healthy and satisfying meal.


Ingredients

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  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 mahi mahi fillets
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 ripe mango, peeled, pitted, and diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely diced
  • 1/2 onion, finely diced
  • 1 lime, juiced

Instructions

  1. Spray the bottom of your air fryer basket lightly with the nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Pat each mahi mahi fillet dry with a clean paper towel.
  3. Then, brush the top of each fillet with the olive oil and sprinkle the sea salt on top.
  4. Lay the fish inside the basket of your air fryer and set the temperature to 380°F for 8-10 minutes.
  5. While the fish is cooking, make the salsa. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the mango, jalapeno, onion, and lime juice. Stir to combine.
  6. When the fish is done cooking, use a fork the check and make sure the inside is flaky and opaque. You can also use an instant read thermometer to ensure that the inside of the fillets reach a temperature of 145°F.
  7. Serve the fish hot, with a generous serving of the mango salsa on the side.

Notes

  1. You can double this recipe depending on how big your air fryer basket is.
  2. You can use whatever type of white fish you like. Mahi mahi is nice because it is juicer and neutral in flavor.
  3. Store any leftover cooked fish and salsa in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Main dish
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Keywords: air fryer mahi mahi no breading, air fryer mahi mahi frozen, air fryer mahi mahi

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