Air Fryer Veggies

Air fryers are one of the hottest trends in cooking right now. To be honest, I started hearing about air fryers a couple of years ago and didn’t really understand the hype. (I mean how much better could French fries be if you made them in the air fryer versus the oven? And why would you want another appliance cluttering up the counter just to cook chicken nuggets?)

About a year ago, I received an air fryer as a gift from my mom. It sat in my pantry for about six months until I finally decided to give it a try. Fast forward to now … my husband and I use our air fryer ALL. THE. TIME. but rarely for chicken nuggets or fries.

One of our favorite things to air fry is veggies. Yes, vegetables! They always turn out with a nice crisp on the outside, tender on the inside bite without getting mushy. (I’m not a fan of mushy vegetables.)

It’s so simple to make veggies in the air fryer. You really don’t even need a recipe. Simply start with 2-3 cups of clean, fresh veggies chopped into bite-size pieces. My personal favorites are cauliflower, broccoli and brussels sprouts. Toss the veggies with 2 tablespoons of Avocado Oil or olive oil, ½ teaspoon Seasoned Salt and 1 teaspoon of Seasoned Pepper (or amounts to taste). Air fry for about 12-15 minutes at 375°F degrees. You’ll know they’re ready when the edges are roasted to a golden brown. Yum!

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You can change up the flavor by changing up the seasoning. We often replace the Seasoned Salt and Seasoned Pepper with Citrus Herb Seasoning, Rustic Herb Seasoning or Ultimate Steak Seasoning.

I’d highly recommend this recipe for Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower. It uses Tastefully Simple’s Nashville Hot Seasoning and is a fun, vegetarian-friendly spin on buffalo chicken wings. It’s great for snacking or as a side dish.

I’d also recommend you give this Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges recipe a try, too.

So whether you’re making a weeknight dinner, or a large meal for guests or a gathering, put your air fryer to work. You’ll free up oven space and the crisp-tender bite of veggies will be a hit.