Delicious Air Fryer Broccoli Recipes for Healthy Snacking [Video]

by Annie
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Air fryer broccoli recipe

Air fryer broccoli topped with nuts and coated in olive oil and lemon juice is a simple appetiser paired perfectly with everything. 

Broccoli is a healthy veggie my family likes, so I always try to have it at home. Raw or cooked broccoli is tasty if coated in a dressing. I like it simple in olive oil, but sometimes, I make it with truffle sauce when I want a more fancy dish. I will come later about this sauce.

Broccoli is a healthy veggie rich in vitamins and minerals. It is an excellent antioxidant that is beneficial against many diseases. Paired with other veggies and dishes, broccoli could play an important role in digestion and a lovely aspect on the platter. 

Tasty and Healthy Air fryer broccoli recipe

I like slightly roasted broccoli because it has a nicer aroma and tastes fantastic with any dressing. Meat lovers will need help understanding my mood; however, broccoli can be a good substitute for green salads or other snacks once you try it. For example, some years ago, I barely stood to eat a bowl full of arugula salad; now, it is my favourite salad of all time. 

Understanding the benefits of veggies and how important they become once we age, we change our minds and try to eat more healthy dishes. 

Air-fried broccoli is an easy appetiser that pairs with everything, thus balancing the dinner on a healthy note. Check out more recipes, such as broccoli with mushrooms, broccoli pasta, beef and broccoli, tuna salad with broccoli, and others. 

How to make air fryer broccoli?

This is a simple and easy process that even my daughter can make. 

Preheat the air fryer for 3 minutes at 180 C (350F).

Air fryer broccoli recipe in the basketTake a cutting board and attentively cut the florets, wash them, and pat dry.  

Take the air fryer basket and place parchment pepper in it. Add the broccoli florets and pour in olive oil. Season to taste. 

Cook for 7 minutes at 180C (350F) or until golden brown. 

Air fryer golden broccoli recipeTake a platter and place the broccoli. Optional top pine nuts or any others you have. Pour a small amount of oil, if necessary. 

Serve with a slice of lemon. 

Is using an air fryer healthy?

Cooking in an air fryer has now become my love and my saver. The hot air circulation with a small amount of oil fries the food at a healthy rate. It is well-cooked, not raw; it has a perfect texture. All the recipes I make in my air fryer are perfect and quick. It is a suitable kitchen appliance that I highly recommend. Check more air fryer recipes here

Is it okay to use an air fryer every day?

healthy broccoliYes, for me. I cook in my air fryer in the morning and in the evening. It makes my dishes quicker, avoids smells, and washes easily. If you tend to cook many dishes, then an air fryer could not be an option. For this, you will need an oven or a big skillet. However, as we are three members, the air fryer can be used daily. 

Why does my broccoli burn in the air fryer?

It may burn because of a small amount of oil or because the broccoli stalk is too big and barely fits in the air fryer basket. If you pour olive oil and cut the broccoli into smaller parts, it shouldn’t burn. Also, you must pay attention to the temperature, as a high temperature can lead to burning broccoli. 

Can you eat broccoli raw?

Of course, you can eat it raw or cooked. Raw broccoli is a healthier version with more benefits. Chop the florets and make them into snacks. Raw broccoli can be fantastic in salads, stews, and many more dishes where you want to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. 

Air fryer broccoli recipe

What is the healthiest way to cook broccoli?

This is an interesting question; probably everyone can decide the healthiest way to enjoy broccoli. For example, raw or cooked broccoli is always welcome in my family. Boiled, fried, baked, or in the air fryer, all methods are suitable and can make your dish delicious. The critical moment in this process is always eating fresh veggies. 

Should you boil broccoli before frying?

Air fryer broccoliBroccoli doesn’t need boiling before frying or sautéing. The hot air circulation in the air fryer helps soften and smooth the broccoli on the inside and crisps it on the outside. 

Can you eat broccoli every day?

If broccoli is the veggie you like most, then definitely yes. Broccoli is a healthy vegetable that strengthens the bones and is also good for those seeking to lose weight.

Air fryer broccoli recipe

Air fryer broccoli recipe

Air fryer broccoli recipe

Annie
Air fryer broccoli topped with nuts and coated in olive oil and lemon juice is a simple appetiser paired perfectly with everything.
5 from 1 vote
Course air fryer, Appetizer, Vegan, Vegetarian
Cuisine World
Calories 909 kcal

Equipment

  • air fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 broccoli chopped florets
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Seasoning
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the air fryer for 3 minutes at 180 C (350F).
  • Take a cutting board and attentively cut the florets, wash them, and pat dry.
  • Take the air fryer basket and place parchment pepper in it. Add the broccoli florets and pour in olive oil. Season to taste.
  • Cook for 7 minutes at 180C (350F).
  • Take a platter and place the broccoli. Optional top pine nuts or any others you have.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 909kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 26gFat: 76gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 27gMonounsaturated Fat: 33gSodium: 203mgPotassium: 2325mgFiber: 18gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 3807IUVitamin C: 543mgCalcium: 297mgIron: 8mg
Keyword air fryer broccoli, Broccoli
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