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Air fryer recipes with vegetables: crispy side dishes and snacks without oil

You may already know how to use your air fryer to make crispy chicken legs or juicy meatballs with less oil. But what about vegetables? Our selection of vegetable recipes for the air fryer will inspire you to use the trendy cooking utensil for all types of vegetables in your fridge (and pantry). Whether you want to prepare a quick snack or a fancy vegetable side dish, here you will find a delicious recipe for every occasion.

Make your own crispy hot air fryer

hot air fryer making philips fries

While you bake steaks in the oven for dinner, you can prepare french fries in your new favorite kitchen appliance. Instead of floating in oil, these fries only need a single tablespoon of oil in the Airfryer. Cook your french fries in portions to make sure that the air can circulate around the potatoes in the cooking basket so they get crispy enough.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Total: 35 minutes

Servings: 6

Ingredients:

4 medium-sized potatoes

1 tablespoon of vegetable oil

salt

for crispy French fries, put the potatoes in the water first

preparation

1. First wash and peel the potatoes. So that they do not discolour after a short time, place the peeled potatoes in a bowl with cold water until they are cut. Cut the potatoes into strips about 1 cm thick and put them back into the cold water.

2. Then drain the potatoes and pat dry on paper towels. Transfer to a large bowl and mix thoroughly with a tablespoon of oil.

3. Place half of the potatoes in the cooking basket of the hot air fryer. Set to 200 ° C and fry for about 6 minutes. Then take out the basket and shake the potatoes vigorously. Bake for another 8 minutes or until the potatoes are golden brown. The total duration is about. 15 to 17 minutes. Transfer to a flat baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt. Keep warm in the oven at 100 ° C while the remaining potatoes are fried.

Nutritional information per serving: 125 calories; Total fat 2 g; saturated fat 0 g; polyunsaturated fat 2 g; monounsaturated fat 0 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 393 mg; Potassium 443 mg; Carbohydrates 24 g; Fiber 2 g; Sugar 2 g; Egg white 2 g; Trans fatty acids 0 g; Vitamin A O IU; Vitamin C 15 mg; Thiamine 0 mg; Riboflavin 0 mg; Niacin equivalents 2 mg; Vitamin B6 0 mg; Folate 10 mcg; Vitamin B12 0 mcg; Calcium 6 mg; Iron 0 mg.

Sweet Potato Nuggets

sweet potato cubes nuggets from the hot air fryer

With just three ingredients (plus a little salt) you can prepare these croquettes in the air fryer. The use of sweet potatoes provides an extra helping of vitamins A and C. Their high fiber and antioxidant content can also support intestinal health.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Total: 1 hour and 20 minutes

Servings: 4

ingredients

2 small sweet potatoes, peeled (400 g in total)

1 tablespoon of potato starch

⅛ teaspoon of garlic powder

1 teaspoon salt, divided

Non-stick cooking spray

For serving: ketchup with no added salt

Sweet potato croquette recipe for the hot air fryer

1. Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil over high heat. Add the potatoes and cook them until tender, about 15 minutes. Then place the potatoes on a plate to cool, about 15 minutes.

2. Grate the cooked potatoes in a medium bowl (use the side with the large holes). Mix carefully with potato starch, garlic powder and 1 teaspoon salt. Shape the mixture into about 24 cubes (2.5 cm) or 12 cylinders.

3. Lightly coat the basket of the air fryer with cooking spray. Place half of the cubes (approx. 12) in one layer in the basket and spray with cooking spray. Bake at 200 ° C for 12 to 14 minutes until lightly browned. Turn the cubes halfway through the cooking time. Remove from the frying basket and sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Repeat the process with the remaining cubes and salt. Serve immediately with ketchup.

Sweet potato croquettes for the hot air fryer

Note:

Spraying the sweet potato cubes with cooking spray helps browning and becoming crispy, although they will still not brown evenly in the air fryer. Make sure you boil the sweet potatoes in the water just long enough for them to grate and shape well, but still have a little structure. Not a fan of ketchup? Make this tzatziki dip instead.

Nutritional information per serving: 78 calories; Total fat 0 g; saturated fat 0 g; Sodium 335 mg; Carbohydrates 19 g; Fiber 2 g; Sugar 8 g; Protein 1 g; Calcium 10 mg.

Healthy Air Fryer Recipes – Baked Vegetables

Healthy Air Fryer Recipes - Baked Vegetables

Baking vegetables in the oven is a pretty simple task. But if you don’t want to turn the oven on or just need to cook a few servings for dinner, cooking vegetables in the air fryer is the best solution. Plus, this recipe is a quick and easy way to use up vegetables before they go bad. When cooked in the air fryer, the vegetables will be tender but not mushy.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Total time: 25 min

Servings: 4

ingredients:

3 cups of tender vegetables (zucchini, summer squash, peppers, mushrooms, cauliflower, asparagus) or firm vegetables (fresh potatoes, carrots, turnips, parsnips, winter squash, celeriac, sweet potatoes), cut into 2 cm pieces

2 teaspoons of vegetable oil

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon black pepper

¼ teaspoon or more spices of your choice

Spice ideas

Italian spice mix, herbs de Provence, smoked paprika or gremolata (more on this below)

Gremolata sauce with baked vegetables

Gremolata (aromatic blend of spices from Italian cuisine)

30 g chopped fresh parsley, 1 teaspoon lemon zest and 1 chopped clove of garlic

preparation

1. Preheat the air fryer to 180 ° C. Put the vegetables, oil, salt, pepper and the desired spice mixture in a bowl. Mix well and distribute in the cooking basket.

2. Cook the tender vegetables for 10 minutes, stir after 5 minutes. Cook potatoes and other firm vegetables for 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Serve with the dipping sauce.

Nutritional information per serving: 39 calories; Total fat 2 g; saturated fat 0 g; Sodium 156 mg; Carbohydrates 4 g; Fiber 1 g; Sugar 2 g; Egg white 1 g.

Dip recipes that go perfectly with baked vegetables

Alioli dip made from mayo and paprika with baked vegetables

Aioli with roasted red pepper 

Mix 100 g of mayonnaise, 1 chopped clove of garlic, 2 tablespoons of chopped roasted red pepper and 1 tablespoon each of extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar in a small bowl. Makes about 150 ml.

Herb vinaigrette

Mix 2 to 3 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 tablespoon each of chopped fresh herbs, white wine vinegar and chopped shallots, 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard, 1/2 teaspoon of sugar and 1/8 teaspoon each of salt and black pepper in a small bowl. Makes about 100 ml of vinaigrette. You can find more simple Vinagrette recipes in this article.

Buffalo cauliflower recipe for the air fryer

Vegetable Recipe for Hot Air Fryer - Buffalo Cauliflower

If you own a hot air fryer, be sure to try this healthy variant of Buffalo Wings! Low-carbohydrate and vegetarian-friendly – the cauliflower in a hot sauce can be served as a side dish, appetizer or snack.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes to 12 minutes per serving

Servings: 2

Ingredients:

1 kg of cauliflower florets

2 tablespoons of chili sauce

2 tablespoons of melted butter

2 teaspoons of vinegar

⅛ teaspoon of garlic powder

Coarse salt (optional)

Thinly sliced ​​green onions (optional)

Blue cheese dip or ranch salad dressing

Cauliflower with chili sauce recipe for the hot air fryer

preparation

1. Preheat the air fryer to 200 ° C.

2. In a large bowl, mix the cauliflower, chilli sauce, butter, vinegar and garlic powder. Place half of the cauliflower in the basket of the air fryer and cook for 10 to 12 minutes, shaking the basket every 5 minutes. Keep warm on a baking sheet in the oven at 100 ° C while the remaining cauliflower is fried. Sprinkle with salt and spring onions before serving, if desired. Serve with blue cheese dip.

Nutritional information per serving: 229 calories; Total fat 20 g; saturated fat 9 g; polyunsaturated fat 5 g; monounsaturated fat 5 g; Cholesterol 35 mg; Sodium 993 mg; Potassium 657 mg; Carbohydrates 11 g; Fiber 4 g; Sugar 5 g; Egg white 4 g; Vitamin A 411 IU; Vitamin C 118 mg; Thiamine 0 mg; Riboflavin 0 mg; Niacin equivalents 1 mg; Vitamin B6 0 mg; Folate 117 mcg; Vitamin B12 0 mcg; Calcium 56 mg; Iron 1 mg.

Glazed carrots

glazed carrots with balsamic vinegar in the hot air fryer

Do you need an impressive side dish right away? These delicious, glazed carrots from the air fryer are ready in just 20 minutes. You can use colored baby carrots (in yellow and purple) for a nice presentation on the plate. Of course, the recipe also works with regular carrots that you may already have in the fridge.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

450 g colored carrots (bunch of carrots, yellow and purple carrots), peeled and cut into 5 cm pieces, cut large pieces in half lengthways

1 tablespoon of olive oil, plus more to brush on

1 teaspoon honey

¼ teaspoon of coarse salt

¼ teaspoon black pepper

1 tablespoon of balsamic glaze

1 tablespoon butter

2 teaspoons of chopped fresh chives

glazed carrots in purple orange and yellow with a balsamic glaze

preparation

1. Preheat the air fryer to 200 ° C. Brush the cooking basket with cooking spray. In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, honey, salt and pepper. Then add the carrots and mix well to coat them. Place the carrots in the cooking basket in a single layer. Cook for 10 minutes or until tender, stirring once.

2. Place cooked carrots in a large bowl while they are still warm. Add the balsamic glaze and butter and coat the carrots well with it. Sprinkle with chives before serving.

Crispy zucchini chips from the Airfryer

Zucchini chips with parmesan in the hot air fryer

These zucchini chips from the hot air fryer are just the thing when the craving for fried bites comes. The result is the same crispness, but without any additional oil. Seasoning the breadcrumbs with parmesan, chili powder and garlic gives the breading a nice taste. The zucchini chips are ideal as a healthy snack or starter.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Total time: 7 to 9 minutes

Servings: 4

Ingredients for about 20 zucchini-Crisps:

2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour

¼ teaspoon salt

⅛ teaspoon of pepper

1 egg, whisked lightly

1 ½ teaspoon of water

⅓ cup of panko breadcrumbs (breadcrumbs)

2 tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese

½ teaspoon chili powder

¼ teaspoon of garlic salt

1 medium zucchini, cut into 1 cm thick slices

Marinara sauce, warmed

Make your own zucchini chips with parmesan in the hot air fryer

preparation

1. Preheat the air fryer to 200 ° C. Mix the flour, salt and pepper in a shallow bowl. Mix egg and water in another flat bowl. Mix the panko, parmesan, chili powder and garlic salt in a third flat bowl.

2. Now toss the zucchini slices first in the flour mixture, then in the egg mixture and finally in the panko mixture to bread them.

3. Place the slices in the frying basket in one layer. Cook in portions for 7 to 9 minutes or until golden brown, turning once in between. Serve warm with marinara sauce.

zucchini chips with parmesan from the airfryer

If you want to prepare a larger amount:

Preheat the oven to 100 ° C. Place a wire rack on a baking sheet. Place the fried zucchini chips on the wire rack and keep warm in the oven until serving.

Nutritional information per serving: 85 calories; Total fat 3 g; saturated fat 1 g; polyunsaturated fat 1 g; monounsaturated fat 1 g; Cholesterol 49 mg; Sodium 436 mg; Potassium 263 mg; Carbohydrates 11 g; Fiber 1 g; Sugar 3 g; Protein 4 g; Trans fatty acids 0 g; Vitamin A 484 IU; Vitamin C 10 mg; Thiamine 0 mg; Riboflavin 0 mg; Niacin equivalents 2 mg; Vitamin B6 0 mg; Folate 29 mcg; Vitamin B12 0 mcg; Calcium 47 mg; Iron 1 mg.

Cream cheese jalapeños in the air fryer

Cream cheese jalapenos in the air fryer

Forget the restaurant, you can make these simple jalapeño poppers at home too. In this recipe, the jalapeños are filled with cream cheese, cheddar and chicken and sprinkled with breadcrumbs. Air-frying allows you to nibble on these spicy bites without a guilty conscience. Try lining the basket with parchment paper first in case cheese or crumbs are spilled.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

60 g cream cheese, soft

35 g chicken breast, cooked and finely chopped

35 g hot cheddar cheese, finely shredded

35 g spring onions, finely chopped

2 tablespoons of chili sauce

2 teaspoons of fresh dill, chopped

4 large jalapeño pods, halved lengthways

2 tablespoons of panko breadcrumbs

Non-stick cooking spray

How to prepare cream cheese jalapenos in the air fryer Instructions

preparation

1. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the cream cheese, chicken, cheddar, spring onions, hot sauce, and dill until well mixed. Core and halve the jalapeños. Fill evenly with the cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle with panko.

2. Place the filled jalapeños in the basket of a hot air fryer and spray with cooking spray. Cook at 190 ° C until the top is browned, about 10 minutes.

Nutritional information per serving: 104 calories; Total fat 8 g; saturated fat 4 g; Cholesterol 26 mg; Sodium 288 mg; Potassium 104 mg; Carbohydrates 4 g; Fiber 1 g; Sugar 1 g; Egg white 5 g; Vitamin A 479IU; Vitamin C 23 mg; Folic acid 12 mcg; Calcium 72 mg; Iron 0 mg.

Healthy avocado fries

Make healthy avocado fries yourself in the hot air fryer

Avocados are actually a fruit, but we will still include this delicious snack in our collection of vegetable recipes from the hot air fryer. These air-fried avocado fries are creamy, crispy and particularly tasty in combination with the hot Sriracha mayo dip sauce.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Total: 30 minutes

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

60 g all-purpose flour

1 ½ teaspoon black pepper

2 large eggs

1 tablespoon of water

60 g panko breadcrumbs

2 avocados, cut into 8 wedges each

Cooking spray

¼ teaspoon kosher salt

¼ cup ketchup with no added salt

2 tablespoons of canola mayonnaise

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon of Sriracha chili sauce

crispy avocado pommes in the airfryer with dip

preparation

1. Mix the flour and pepper in a shallow bowl. Lightly whisk the eggs and water in a second shallow bowl. Put the panko in a third shallow bowl. Roll the avocado slices in flour, shake off the excess flour. Dip in the egg mixture and drain the excess. Sprinkle with panko and press down so that the crumbs stick. Spray the avocados well with cooking spray.

2. Place the avocado wedges in the basket of the hot air fryer, deep-fry at 200 ° C for 7 to 8 minutes until golden brown and turn halfway through the cooking time. Remove from deep fryer; sprinkle with salt.

3. While the avocado wedges are cooking, prepare the ketchup, mayonnaise, vinegar, and sriracha sauce in a small bowl. To serve, place 4 avocado fries with 2 tablespoons of sauce on each plate.

Tip: The secret to making perfect hot air fryer avocado fries is to choose avocados that are just ripe but still firm enough to hold their shape when cooked.

Nutritional information per serving: 262 calories; Total fat 18 g; saturated fat 3 g; Sodium 306 mg; Potassium 496 mg; Carbohydrates 23 g; Dietary fiber 7 g; Sugar 5 g; Protein 5 g; Calcium 20 mg.

Make Brussels sprouts in the air fryer

Make Brussels sprouts in the air fryer

Enjoy the crispy fried Brussels sprouts you know from your favorite restaurant with less fat thanks to your hot air fryer. Our air-fried Brussels sprouts only take 10 to 12 minutes to cook. And when combined with the mango and chili sauce, it tastes even better!

Total time: 25 minutes

Servings: 4 to 6

Ingredients:

450 g Brussels sprouts, washed and cut in half, or quartered if large

2 tablespoons of vegetable oil

½ teaspoon of salt

¼ teaspoon black pepper

80 ml of mango nectar

65 ml rice vinegar

50 g of brown sugar

1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce

2 teaspoons of cornstarch

1 ½ teaspoon fish sauce

1 teaspoon of Asian chili sauce

baked Brussels sprouts with sweet sauce

instructions

1. Preheat the air fryer to 190 ° C. Put the Brussels sprouts in a large bowl with oil, salt and pepper. Cook the vegetables in portions (just enough to cover the bottom of the cooking basket). Cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until the Brussels sprouts are browned, shaking or stirring once in between.

2. In the meantime, for the sauce, mix the mango nectar, rice vinegar, brown sugar, soy sauce, corn starch, fish sauce and chilli sauce in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and stir until the sauce thickens and bubbles. Cook and stir for another 2 minutes.

3. Serve the Brussels sprouts with the sauce.

Nutritional information per serving: 178 calories; Total fat 7 g; saturated fat 1 g; polyunsaturated fat 5 g; monounsaturated fat 1 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 641 mg; Potassium 550 mg; Carbohydrates 28 g; Fiber 4 g; Sugar 19 g; Egg white 4 g; Trans fatty acids 0 g; Vitamin A 956IU; Vitamin C 90 mg; Thiamine 0 mg; Riboflavin 0 mg; Niacin equivalents 1 mg; Vitamin B6 0mg; Folate 66 mcg; Vitamin B12 0 mcg; Calcium 60 mg; Iron 2 mg.

Healthy kale chips

Healthy kale chips from the airfryer

If you’re trying to eat healthier but can’t do without a bag of potato chips, try these kale chips from the air fryer. We gave the leafy green a little Asian flair by seasoning the chips with soy sauce, sesame seeds and a little cumin. Make sure to shake the basket every few minutes so the chips cook evenly.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Total: 15 minutes

Servings: 2

ingredients:

several lacinato kale leaves, wrapped or bundled, ribs removed

1 tablespoon of olive oil

1 ½ teaspoon soy sauce

⅛ teaspoon of salt

½ teaspoon of white sesame seeds

¼ teaspoon ground cumin

Healthy kale chips from the air fryer

preparation

1. Spray the frying basket with cooking spray.

2. Mix the kale with the oil, soy sauce, and salt in a medium bowl. Rub the leaves together well so that they are completely covered.

3. Put the kale mixture in the prepared cooking basket. Spray the leaves again with cooking spray. Cook for 10 to 12 minutes at 190 ° C until crispy, shaking the basket more often and stirring the leaves every 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the basket and quickly sprinkle with sesame seeds and cumin.

Nutritional information per serving: 140 calories; Total fat 9 g; saturated fat 1 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 329 mg; Potassium 497 mg; Carbohydrates 13 g; Fiber 4 g; Sugar 3 g; Egg white 4 g; Vitamin A 28751 IU; Vitamin C 87 mg; Folate 28 mcg; Calcium 162 mg; Iron 2 mg.

Mediterranean vegetables as a side dish

Mediterranean vegetables from the hot air fryer as a side dish

This vegetable side dish from the hot air fryer goes perfectly with all Mediterranean main dishes. The delicious vegetables are simply but tasty seasoned with olive oil, garlic and oregano. Refine the dish with lemon zest for a fresh citrus note.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Total: 25 minutes

Servings: 4 to 6

ingredients

½ small eggplant, cut into 6 mm thick slices

1 small zucchini, cut into 6 mm thick slices

1 small summer squash, cut into 6 mm slices

1 cup shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and sliced

1 cup whole cherry tomatoes

2 tablespoons of olive oil

2 cloves of garlic, chopped

½ teaspoon dried oregano

½ teaspoon of coarse salt

1 teaspoon of grated lemon peel

preparation

1. In a large bowl, mix the eggplant, zucchini, summer squash, mushrooms, tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, oregano and salt.

2. Spread the vegetables in one layer in the cooking basket and deep-fry them at 180 ° C for 10 minutes, stirring halfway through the cooking time. Keep the cooked vegetables warm in the oven at 100 ° C while you prepare the rest. Sprinkle with lemon zest before serving.

Nutritional information per serving: 116 calories; Total fat 7 g; saturated fat 1 g; polyunsaturated fat 1 g; monounsaturated fat 5 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 146 mg; Potassium 416 mg; Carbohydrates 13 g; Fiber 3 g; Sugar 5 g; Egg white 2 g; Trans fatty acids 0 g; Vitamin A 457 IU; Vitamin C 25 mg; Thiamine 0 mg; Riboflavin 0 mg; Niacin equivalents 1 mg; Vitamin B6 0 mg; Folate 33 mcg; Vitamin B12 0 mcg; Calcium 22 mg; Iron 1 mg.

Stuffed potatoes with broccoli and cheese

stuffed potatoes with cheese and broccoli from the Airfyer

Broccoli and cheese are a dream team, but the combination with baked potatoes is just awesome. In the air fryer, the outside of the potatoes will be perfectly crispy while the filling melts in your mouth. This vegetable recipe is ideal as a side dish to a steak or as a vegetarian meal with a salad.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Total: 30 minutes

Servings: 8

Ingredients:

4 medium russet potatoes

240 ml of reduced-fat milk, divided

2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour

½ cup extra-hot shredded cheddar cheese, divided

1 cup of coarsely chopped broccoli florets

¼ teaspoon kosher salt

¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper

Chopped chives for garnish

healthy recipe for stuffed potatoes with cheese and broccoli

preparation

1. Pierce the potatoes all around with a fork. Place on a microwaveable plate; Cook for 5 minutes on the highest setting in the microwave. Turn the potatoes over and cook them in the microwave for another 5 minutes.

2. In the meantime, heat 180 milk in a small saucepan over medium to high heat. Mix the remaining 60 ml milk and flour in a small bowl until smooth. Pour the flour mixture into the saucepan and bring to a boil while stirring. Take off the stove. Set aside 2 tablespoons of cheddar, add the rest to the pan and stir until well mixed. Stir in broccoli, salt and cayenne pepper.

3. Cut the potatoes in half, carefully mash the inside of each potato with a fork until it is loose and crumbly. Place 4 potato halves in the basket of the hot air fryer and fill with the broccoli mixture. Spread some of the set aside cheddar on top.

4. Cook the potatoes at 180 ° C until the cheese has melted and the potato skins are crispy, about 5 minutes. Repeat the process with the rest of the potatoes.

5. Sprinkle the potatoes with chives as desired and serve.

Nutritional information per serving: 137 calories; Total fat 3 g; saturated fat 2 g; Cholesterol 9 mg; Sodium 148 mg; Potassium 556 mg; Carbohydrates 22 g; Fiber 2g; Sugar 3 g; Protein 5 g; Vitamin A 444 IU; Vitamin C 16 mg; Folic acid 38 mcg; Calcium 107 mg; Iron 1 mg.

Learn how to cook fish in the air fryer in this article.