Just 10 minutes to make this easy, flavorful crispy Air Fryer Broccoli that is perfectly roasted with olive oil and some seasonings. It’s low calorie and low carb too.
About This Recipe
Broccoli is one of those nutritious vegetables, that I try and include in my meals every now and then. Well, my favorite way of preparing them is this Air Fryer Broccoli.
Broccoli cooked with olive oil and other ingredients in the air fryer, which is healthy and yummy at the same time. It just takes 10 minutes to prepare and you have a great side dish for your Grilled Recipes or even to serve as a side with your healthy meals.
Perfectly roasted and crispy, even your kids will love this as a side dish or even for a healthy mid-day snack. If you ask me, this Broccoli cooked in an air fryer is very addictive and you will often find me snacking on this.
This Air Fried Broccoli is,
- Perfect for snacking
- Apt to serve as a side
Broccoli – Use Broccoli florets for this recipe. Well, you can include stem too if you want, but this tastes great when only made with florets.
Olive Oil – Use a good quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil, it makes a huge difference in the taste. Also, you don’t need a lot of it, just a few tablespoons.
Seasonings – To give this Broccoli a little flavor and taste, you will need garlic powder, salt, black pepper, and red chili flakes. These ingredients add a perfect amount of heat and spiciness to this Broccoli dish.
Lemon Juice – Squeeze a little lemon juice on the top, for that extra tanginess.
Step By Step Recipe
Transfer broccoli in a bowl.
Add EV olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper and chilli flakes and toss well.
Transfer it in the basket of the air fryer. Air Fry at 375 degrees F for 4 minutes. Toss and air fry for another 4 minutes.
Cook for another minute or two if you like it crispier. Drizzle lemon juice and serve immediately.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can use frozen broccoli for this recipe. Actually, the excess water in frozen ones helps to not produce smoke when air fried.
Yes, these Air fried Broccoli can be made ahead of time. Once you make it, let it cool down fully and then store it in an airtight container. It will last for about 3-4 days in the refrigerator.
But it won’t be as crispy as the fresh ones, once you heat it again in a pan or in a microwave. If you want it to be crispy, heat it again in an air fryer for about 2 minutes, until warm.
Don’t heat it for longer, otherwise, it will end up getting burnt.
Yes, it is very healthy! It uses very little oil and gives you nice crispy roasted Broccoli.
On the other hand, Broccoli is loaded with nutrients such as Fibre, Iron, Folate, Vitamin C, Potassium, and Manganese, making it apt for your healthy meals.
Also, this recipe uses Olive Oil which is loaded with antioxidants and is also rich in Vitamin E, and Vitamin K. So without any worry, include these air fried Broccoli for your nutritious meals.
Indian Spiced – In this version, you can use seasonings such as fresh crushed garlic, turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chili powder, black pepper powder, lemon juice, and salt.
You can even add a little Sambar Masala for that South Indian touch.
Chipotle – For the Chipotle version, mix your Broccoli with unsalted butter, garlic, chipotle peppers, honey, salt, and lemon juice before air frying.
Parmesan Cheese – For this one, you can follow the same recipe and just sprinkle some parmesan cheese and mix at the end.
Tempura – Mix together all-purpose flour, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Next, whisk together eggs and water in another bowl. In the third bowl, stir together Panko and a little oil.
Now dip the Broccoli in flour mixture, then in egg mixture, and lastly in panko mixture to coat. now, air fry them till they are golden brown.
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Air Fryer Broccoli Recipe
- 500 gram Broccoli
- 3 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 tsp Garlic (chopped)
- Salt (to taste)
- ½ tsp Black Pepper (freshly cracked)
- ½ tsp Red Chilli Flakes
- 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
- Transfer broccoli in a bowl.
- Add olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper and chilli flakes and toss well.
- Transfer it in the basket of the air fryer.
- Air Fry at 375 degrees F for 4 minutes.
- Toss and air fry for another 4 minutes.
- Cook for another minute or two if you like it crispier.
- Drizzle lemon juice and serve immediately.