Air Fryer Mahi Mahi with Mango Salsa

Mahi Mahi is a fantastic fish for the air fryer. We love Air Fryer Mahi Mahi with Mango Salsa because it’s a flavorful yet low fat and low calorie weeknight meal that’s ready in just minutes.

Because Mahi Mahi is a firm fish fillet, it’s great for the air fryer and the grill since it will not fall apart as other fish fillets often do.

Air Fryer Mahi Mahi with Mango Salsa Recipe

Flakey golden brown Mahi Mahi fillets on a plate.

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What to love about this recipe 

  1. Ready in minutes!
  2. Mahi Mahi is mild in flavor and firm in texture.
  3. An easy low fat and low calorie meal.

Which ingredients will I need to make this air fryer Mahi Mahi recipe?

  • Mahi Mahi fish fillets
  • Southwest or Fajita Seasoning
  • Olive oil, for air frying
  • Limes
  • Mangos
  • Red Onion
  • Jalapenos
  • Cilantro

What you’ll learn here –

  • The best way to cook Mahi Mahi in the air fryer
  • How to know when mahi mahi is fully cooked
  • An easy way to reheat air fryer fish
  • How to make this recipe using frozen mahi mahi fish fillets

How to make Air Fryer Mahi Mahi in 4 easy steps

  1. Brush the fish with a bit of oil, then season each one.
  2. Air fry the fillets for 8-10 minutes or until fork tender and flakey at the center.
  3. Meanwhile, combine all the salsa ingredients together.
  4. Serve the Mahi Mahi with the salsa on the side or over the top.

Firm and Flakey Mahi Mahi Fillets hot from the air fryer.

Answers to Common Questions Asked About This Recipe

What do I need to know about Mahi Mahi fish?

Mahi Mahi is a popular lean fish that is very firm in texture with large tender flakes. Mahi Mahi is mild in flavor with a bit of a sweet taste, easy and quick to prepare. Mahi Mahi is great for both the air fryer and the grill since it does not fall apart easily.

How do you know when fish is fully cooked?

Fish is fully cooked when it’s flakey at the center. To test for doneness, insert a fork into the center of the cooked fillet. If the forks twists easily and the fish flakes apart, it’s done and ready to eat. If the fish doesn’t flake easily when the fork twists, air fry the fish 1-2 minutes longer and test again for doneness.

Why does fish cook so quickly in the air fryer?

Actually, fish cooks pretty darn quickly no matter which cooking method we are using. However, because a rack-style air fryer (such as the Cuisinart TOA-60 like I use) allows for the fish fillets to be spread out as they are cooked, it works very quickly since the hot air can circulate very well.

Can I make Air Fryer Mahi Mahi with FROZEN Mahi Mahi fish fillets?

You sure can. Just increase the air frying cook time by 3-4 minutes, making sure to test the fish at the center of each fillet before serving. To test for doneness, insert the fork into the center of each fillet and give it a gentle twist; if the fish flakes easily when you twist the fork, it’s done. If not, air fry the Mahi Mahi for an additional 1-2 minutes and test again.

How should I reheat air fryer fish that’s already fully cooked?

To reheat fish that’s been previously cooked, place the cooked fish onto the air fryer rack and into the air fryer. Air fry for 2-3 minutes or until hot throughout. If the fish fillets are very thin, it may not even take that long to reheat.

If my family doesn’t like mango salsa, what else could I serve with Mahi Mahi?

Great question! We like Baked Yum Yum Potato Wedges as a side dish with fish, and also Crispy Smashed Garlic Potatoes, too.

Salads are also tasty when served with air fryer fish. I hope you’ll try one of our very favorite salads – Fresh Summer Corn Salad. If you’re looking for a salad that’s a bit on the unusual side, give Pinto Bean Salad with Feta and Walnuts a try, too.

More Favorite Air Fryer Recipes to Try –

Air Fryer Crispy Fish with Dill Tartar Sauce

Pepper Jelly Cheese Dip Made in the Air Fryer

Air Fryer Free-Style Mexican Pizzas

Grilled Brats with Onions and Peppers in the Air Fryer

Air Fryer Marinated Steak Bites

Golden brown Mahi Mahi fish fillets with a bowl of mango salsa.

Printable Air Fryer Mahi Mahi With Mango Salsa Recipe

Two Mahi Mahi seasoned fillets on a white plate with a fork.

Air fryer Mahi Mahi with Mango Salsa

Course Main Course
Cuisine Caribbean
Keyword air fryer, air fryer fish, easy dinner recipe, how to cook fish in the air fryer, Mahi Mahi
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 244kcal


Mahi Mahi

  • 4 large Mahi Mahi fillets
  • 1-2 tsp. of your favorite Southwest or Fajita seasoning
  • Olive oil
  • Lime juice to taste

Mango Salsa

  • 3 mangos peeled and diced (2-3 cups), may substitute mango from a jar, diced, in place of fresh mango flesh
  • 1/2 small red onion diced very small
  • 1 jalapeño seeds and membranes removed, minced
  • fresh lime juice to taste
  • 1-2 Tbs. cilantro chopped


Make the Mahi Mahi

  • Brush each Mahi Mahi fillet lightly with olive oil. Place the seasoning blend into a large mixing bowl, then add the fillets, one at a time, lightly coating each one on all sides.
  • Brush the air fryer rack with oil, then add the seasoned fillets, spreading them out so the air flow can easily circulate around each one.
  • Air fry the fish for 8-10 minutes, turning them half way through the cooking time. The fish is done when it flakes easily at the center when tested with a fork.

Make the Mango Salsa

  • Meanwhile, toss all the salsa ingredients together; season with salt and pepper. Serve the warm Mahi Mahi with salsa on the side or over the top. Salsa will keep up to two days in an airtight container in the fridge.


Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 152mg | Potassium: 997mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 2031IU | Vitamin C: 62mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 2mg

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