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How to Make Crispy Air Fryer Roasted Broccoli

Posted January 22, 2019 by Stephanie

I never thought I would say this, but I think I’m an air-fryer convert. We got one as a gift this Christmas, and after about three weeks of it just sitting there, taking up space, I decided to take the plunge and air fry something. You’d think it would be a package of frozen fries because I LOVE fries, but no, I decided to go the healthy route and do air-fryer broccoli.

Although air-fryers look intimidating – at least to me – they’re very simple. Put the food in the basket, then press the buttons. Wait and you’ve got yourself some crispy food! Broccoli was the perfect vegetable to start out with. The florets crisp up and char nicely and the stalks get cooked through with just the right amount of bite.

That being said, feel free to play around with the cooking time a bit if you like your broccoli on the more tender side. I went with 10 minutes at 400°F and felt like that was the best texture. Serve it up with a simple dip of yogurt and lemon with a sprinkle of shichimi togarashi and you’ve got yourself an easy healthy snack or side.

Happy air-frying!

PS – If you’re wondering which air-fryer we have, it’s this one. I don’t know if it’s the best on the market because it’s the only one we’ve used, but it works great. It’s quiet and easy to clean and really big (which is good because you can put a lot of food in it and bad because it takes up a lot of room in our place).

How to Make Crispy Air-Fryer Roasted Broccoli | www.iamafoodblog.com

How to Make Crispy Air-Fryer Roasted Broccoli | www.iamafoodblog.com

How to Make Crispy Air-Fryer Roasted Broccoli
serves 1-2


  • 1 small head of broccoli
  • oil or cooking spray
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • lemon wedges, if desired
  • shichimi togarashi, optional
  • yogurt for dipping, optional

Prep your broccoli by washing and throughly drying. Cut into large florets, about 2 inches.

Place the broccoli in the air fryer basket and lightly mist with cooking spray or toss with a small amount of oil. Season with salt and pepper.

Turn the air fryer on at 400°F for 5 minutes. Shake and flip the broccoli, then set it again for 5 minutes at 400°F. At this point the broccoli will be crisp and tender, but if you like broccoli that is soft, go for another 5 minutes at 400°F.

Remove from the basket and enjoy with lemon, shichimi togarashi and yogurt for dipping, if desired.

Comments

  1. Food E Crush says:

    Woow. Its looking fabulous.

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