Instant Pot Salmon
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 171 kcal
  • 1 pound salmon fillets
  • ½ lemon sliced
  • 6-8 garlic cloves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Add 1 cup water to the Instant Pot inner pot.
  2. Add salmon to a baking dish/steamer pan and top with lemon slices, garlic cloves and salt and pepper. Place the baking dish on top of the trivet in the Instant Pot. Cover with a lid or foil.

  3. Close the lid on the pressure cooker and turn the valve to sealing position.
  4. Set to a manual high time for 10 minutes. When the cooking time has finished, do a natural release for 5 minutes before releasing the rest of the pressure.
  5. Salmon should be flaky. If fish has not completely cooked, place pan back into the Instant Pot with the lid/foil on it and cook for an additional 3 minutes with a quick release.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Salmon
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 171 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 50mg2%
Potassium 592mg17%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 45IU1%
Vitamin C 8.6mg10%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.