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Air Fryer Broccoli

Crisp and tender Roasted Broccoli made in the Air fryer with very little oil, is so delicious!
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer broccoli
Diet Gluten-Free, Keto, Low Carb, Vegan
Method Air Fryer, Oven
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 82kcal
Author Bhavana Patil

Ingredients

Measuring cup used 1 cup = 250 ml

Instructions

  • Prep:
    Cut the broccoli head into small sized florets, roughly the same size for even cooking. Rince the broccoli thoroughly with water, pat them dry on a kitchen towel.
  • Season:
    Place broccoli florets to a medium bowl. Add olive oil and season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Toss them well, until evenly coated with the seasoning. Using your hands works best for this.
  • Preheat: 
    Preheat the air fryer to 390°F (200°C). Transfer the broccoli to the air fryer basket and spread them in a single layer (cook in batches if required).
  • Air Fry:
    Air fryer them at 390°F (200°C) for 7-9 minutes or until slightly brown and crisp. Shake the basket halfway through. Mine was cooked perfectly in 7 minutes.
  • Serve:
    Drizzle some freshly squeezed lemon juice on the roasted broccoli for extra flavor and serve immediately. Tastes best when it's hot.

Oven Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Spread the seasoned broccoli evenly in a single layer.
    Cook for about 15-17 minutes or until slightly brown and crisp. You may have to turn them once halfway through.

Notes

Pro-Tips & Notes

  • Cut them the same size: This helps for quick and even cooking.
  • Work in batches. Make sure to spread the broccoli in a single layer in the air fryer basket leaving some space between each other. Cook in batches if needed.
  • Shake the basket halfway: It's important to shake the basket halfway through to allow the cauliflower florets to be cooked evenly.
  • Serve them right away: This crispy roasted broccoli gets soggy as they sit and cool.
  • The exact cooking time will vary based on the air fryer being used.

Seasoning Variations

  • Lemon wedges and/or zest: Add a fresh squeeze of lemon juice right before serving.
  • Balsamic Vinegar: You can toss 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar before roasting.
  • Cheese: Sprinkle freshly-grated grated Parmesan cheese after roasting.
  • Herbs: add a handful of fresh finely chopped mint, parsley, or cilantro.
  • Seasonings: You can sprinkle some Italian seasoning and red chili flakes before roasting.
  • Spices: You can also add ground cumin, turmeric, red chili flakes, and garam masala for an Indian twist. Taco seasoning for Mexican twist before roasting.
 
Note: Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.

Nutrition

Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 232mg | Potassium: 365mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 707IU | Vitamin C: 101mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg