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A plate with some salmon and lemon slices sitting in front of an Instant Pot pressure cooker

Instant Pot Salmon with Lemon

Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot Salmon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 308kcal
Author A Mom's Impression


  • Pressure Cooker
  • Trivet


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 pound salmon filet
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
  • half a lemon sliced into rounds
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter


  • With the trivet inside your pressure cooker, pour water into the cooking pot.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine parsley, basil, dill, salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Pat salmon with some paper towels to remove any moisture and then season generously with the spice mixture, rubbing the mixture into the salmon.
  • Place the salmon, skin side down, onto the top of the trivet in your pressure cooker. Top the salmon with the lemon slices and drizzle the melted butter on top.
  • Place the lid on the pressure cooker and seal. Make sure the pressure release valve is closed. Set the pressure cooker to the steam mode for 3 minutes and press start.
  • When the cooking cycle is finished, carefully quick release the steam and removed the lid. Remove the salmon from the inside of the pressure cooker. You may have to remove the trivet along with your salmon, just be careful as it will be very hot.
  • Top with fresh chopped parsley or dill and enjoy!