Air fryer zucchini is a delicious and healthy snack or side dish. The air fryer is a great tool for cooking it to perfection. It takes less than 15 minutes.
Zucchini is a low-carb vegetable that is healthy too. It's a versatile vegetable and you can add them in many ways in your diet. You can make zucchini in numerous ways in the air fryer. If you love zucchini, read more zucchini recipes here.
Air Fryer Zucchini
Roasted zucchini is a simple and delicious dish that can be made quickly and easily using an air fryer. Roasting it in an air fryer is a great way to bring out its natural sweetness and flavor. Read more on the taste of zucchini here.
The air fryer cooks vegetables in such a way that they turn a little crispy on the outside while they are still juicy and tender within. Check out my collection of air fryer roasted vegetables and air fryer squash recipes on this blog.
If you are looking for a healthy, tasty, and quick side dish or even a snack, this air fryer roasted zucchini is going to satisfy the taste buds.
- can easily customize to plant-based, vegan
- simple recipe with few ingredients
- healthy side dish/ snack
- less oil / no oil
- low carb/ keto-friendly
- low-calorie food
- delicious in taste
- takes 15 minutes
- satisfying to the taste buds
Ingredients you will need -
Zucchini or courgette - No need to peel off the skin. Trim both ends only before slicing/ chopping
Olive oil - Olive oil adds flavor to the vegetables. you can substitute it with any vegetable oil. Even avocado oil works well on air fryer recipes.
Parmesan Cheese - A sprinkle of parmesan will boost the flavor of roasted zucchini.
Seasonings - garlic powder, Italian seasoning. You can add any of the herbs of your choice. You can also add fresh garlic mince in place of garlic powder. Garlic adds a nice flavor to the roasted veggies indeed.
Salt & black pepper - as per taste
How to cut zucchini for the recipe?
You can cut the zucchini into desired shapes, like chips, thicker slices, small cubes, or fingers. However here I'm chopping the zucchini into medium-sized pieces. It takes lesser time and effort unlike slicing them into equally thick chips.
In whatever shape you dice the zucchini, make sure they are of equal size approximately. This is helpful for even cooking the veggie.
They shrink in size in the process of cooking. So don't worry if they look overcrowded initially. Try to arrange them in a single layer and if making in large quantity, make them in batches.
How to make air fryer zucchini?
It's one of the easiest recipes in fact. Even beginners can make this hassle-free. These are step-by-step instructions for how to air-fry zucchini.
Step 1 - Clean the zucchini and wipe with a kitchen towel to dry.
Step 2 - No need to peel off the skin. Just trim both ends a little bit. Then dice the zucchini into bite-sized cubes of equal size (approx).
Step 3 - Transfer the diced zucchini to a mixing bowl. Add seasonings followed by olive oil. Toss to mix everything well.
Step 4 - Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F for 2 - 3 minutes.
Step 5 - Spray a little oil on the basket to avoid sticking of the veggies to it. However, this is optional as using oil while seasoning.
Step 6 - Transfer the seasoned zucchini to the basket and air fry for 10 minutes. Shake the basket intervally. Check early to be safe and avoid overcooking the zucchini. Remove at desired doneness.
Avoid overcooking as it will make the zucchini soggy.
Zucchini has a lot of water in it. Air fry it at a high temperature like 400 degrees F for best results.
All air fryers cook differently. So timing may vary by 2 minutes here and there. Check early to be safe.
Add panko or bread crumbs to give it a crispier bite. Also, you can sprinkle some flour
If you are not vegan, sprinkle some parmesan on the roasted zucchini bites.
Add any seasonings to the zucchini to make it more flavorful.
Storage and Reheating -
These taste best when served fresh and warm. However, you can store the leftover zucchini in an air-tight container for up to 3 - 4 days. This also can be stored for up to 3 months in the freezer when packed properly.
However, storing the zucchini for longer will give a soggy zucchini. I recommend making them fresh as and when required for the best taste.
To reheat the zucchini, place them in the air fryer at 360 F for 5 minutes.
What to serve with air fryer zucchini?
You can serve these air-fried zucchini in numerous ways. These are a few suggestions to try pairing up the air fryer zucchini.
Southwestern Salad with avocado dressing
Air Fryer Zucchini
- 2 zucchini
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp onion powder
- ½ tsp chili flakes
- 2 tbsp parmesan cheese
- ½ tsp salt (as tastes)
- ½ tsp pepper
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Clean the zucchini and wipe with a kitchen towel to dry.
- No need to peel off the skin. Just trim both ends a little bit.
- Then dice the zucchini into bite-sized cubes of equal size (approx).
- Transfer the diced zucchini to a mixing bowl.
- Add seasonings followed by olive oil. Toss to mix everything well.
- Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F for 4 minutes.
- Transfer the seasoned zucchini to the basket and air fry for 10 minutes.
- Shake the basket intervally. Check early to be safe and avoid overcooking the zucchini. Remove at desired doneness.
- Serve hot with a sqeeze of lremon juice.
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