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Instant Pot Lemon Pepper Salmon

Instant Pot Lemon Pepper Salmon

Instant Pot Lemon Pepper Salmon is a simple recipe with tons of flavor. The salmon cooks up so moist in just 3 minutes on the "steam" setting.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 183 kcal


  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 pound salmon preferably from center of salmon (ie. thicker piece)
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter or coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 sprigs fresh dill can use parsley instead
  • 1 lemon thinly sliced


  1. Pour water into inner pot of Instant Pot. Set steaming rack in the bottom with handles facing up.

  2. Place salmon on steaming rack with skin facing down.

  3. Drizzle salmon with the butter or coconut oil. Sprinkle with seasoning.

  4. Place dill sprigs on top and lay lemon slices on top of dill.

  5. Place lid on Instant Pot and make sure valve is in sealing position.

  6. Set to steam for 3 minutes. Do a quick pressure release and remove lid.

Recipe Notes

Note: Cooking time does not include the time it takes for the Instant Pot to come to pressure.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Lemon Pepper Salmon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 183 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 431mg144%
Sodium 276mg12%
Potassium 287mg8%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 440IU9%
Vitamin C 32.4mg39%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.