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Air Fryer Mahi Mahi with Mango Avocado Salsa

by Karly

Our Air Fryer Mahi Mahi turns out perfectly cooked in the air fryer in about 10 minutes. We top it off with our homemade mango avocado salsa, giving this dish all the vibes of a tropical vacation!

Mahi mahi with mango aavocado salsa on a white serving tray.

Nothing beats a beach vacation, if you ask me. And while I’m stuck here in the Midwest, I can bring the whole vibe and some of the flavors of my favorite beach trip home with me, thanks to the tropical flavors going on in this Air Fryer Mahi Mahi.

Honestly, the Mango Avocado Salsa just screams tropical vacation – sweet mango, creamy avocado, lime, and cilantro…it’s so good!

And, if you’ve never tried mahi mahi, it’s sure to be a new favorite. This white fish is flaky, mild flavored, and a bit sweet. This is a denser fish, much like swordfish.

Give this dish a try for date night. The fish fillets look so nice with the mango avocado salsa spooned over the top. It’s pretty, vibrant, and looks like a lot of effort went into the dish, but it’s secretly super simple and quick to prepare! Keep all that date night energy for something else! 😉

Ingredient Notes:

Mahi mahi and mango salsa ingredients spread out on a countertop.

Mahi Mahi– You need four fresh fillets for this recipe, about 6 ounces each.

Fish seasoning– Olive oil, garlic powder, cumin, smoked paprika, pepper, and salt make up your fish seasonings.

Salsa ingredients– Mango, avocado, onion, jalapeno, garlic, cilantro, lime, and salt are what you need on your shopping list for the salsa!

How to Make Air Fryer Mahi Mahi:

Raw mahi mahi with seasoning.

Season the fish– Grab a small bowl and stir together your garlic powder, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper. Rub oil on both sides of your fish filets. Sprinkle your seasoning mixture over the fish.

Overhead view of Mahi mahi in an air fryer.

Air fry the fish– Spritz your air fryer basket with oil and add your seasoned filets. Air fry for 10 minutes at 400 degrees F. You will need to flip halfway through cooking. After 10 minutes check that your fish flakes easily. If it doesn’t, continue cooking for a couple more minutes.

How to Make Mango Avocado Salsa:

Mango salsa ingredients in a clear glass bowl.

Chop – Dice your mango, avocado, and red onion. Chop your cilantro. Finally, mince your garlic and jalapeno.

Combine everything- Grab a bowl and add all the ingredients to the bowl. Gently toss to combine. As you stir, the avocado will break down and your salsa will become a bit creamier. Taste your salsa and add jalapeno for more spice and salt to taste.


How do I serve Mahi Mahi?

We serve our Mahi Mahi with the mango avocado salsa spooned over the top. It adds flavor and texture to the meal. This is delicious served with white rice on the side.

What is Mahi Mahi?

It is a tropical fish with white meat. It is a semi-mild fish that is dense and flaky.

Mahi mahi with mango salsa on a white serving tray in front of an air fryer.

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Overhead view of mahi mahi with mango avocado salsa on top.
Mahi mahi with mango aavocado salsa on a white serving tray.

Air Fryer Mahi Mahi with Mango Avocado Salsa

Yield: 4 fillets
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Mahi mahi is so quick and simple to put in the air fryer! It cooks in about 10 minutes and is perfect topped with our mango avocado salsa.


For the fish:

  • 4 fresh mahi mahi filets, about 6 ounces each
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cracked pepper

For the salsa:

  • 1 mango, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • ½ jalapeno, minced, more or less to taste
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • Salt, to taste


To make the fish:

  1. Rub the oil over both sides of the fish to coat.
  2. Stir together the garlic powder, cumin, paprika, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Sprinkle each side of the fish with the seasoning.
  3. Place the fish in a greased air fryer basket and air fry at 400 for 10-12 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking, until the fish easily flakes with a fork.
  4. Remove from the air fryer to a serving plate.

To make the salsa:

  1. Add everything to a mixing bowl and toss gently to combine. The more you stir, the more the avocado will break down and the creamier the salsa will become.
  2. Taste and add additional jalapeno or salt, to taste.
  3. Spoon salsa over the fish and serve.


Depending on the size/thickness of the fish, it may take a bit more or less time to cook. I recommend checking the fish at 8 minutes for doneness and continue cooking as needed.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 210Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 465mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 5gSugar: 13gProtein: 12g

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