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Garlic Broccoli in Air Fryer Recipe

Garlic Broccoli in Air Fryer Recipe

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If you’ve decided to join the Air Fryer club, you might be interested in cooking ALL the things in your air fryer at the moment. I know, because I got mine a while ago, and every so often I think the same thing. One of my favorite things to do with it is cooking Broccoli in the Air Fryer!

Cooking broccoli in the air fryer makes the broccoli super crunchy and also gives a similar flavor to oven roasted broccoli. A little brown on some edges and everything!

Is air fried broccoli healthy?

Since we’re not adding any ‘filler’ ingredients such as flour, and it’s not being deep fried in oil or anything, I’m going to say the answer is YES! All we’re cooking these broccoli florets with is olive oil, garlic powder, garlic, salt and pepper!

By the way, Broccoli is one of the healthiest veggies out there! Did you know that just 100 grams of broccoli will give you over 150% of your recommended daily intake of Vitamin C!

Besides that, it is also high in vitamin A, iron, vitamin K, B-complex vitamins, zinc, phosphorus and phyto-nutrients, and other healthy benefits!

How long do you air fry broccoli?

You only need 15 minutes to air fry broccoli – making this the perfect easy, delicious, and healthy side dish idea!

How to cook broccoli in the air fryer?

Okay – let’s get to the good stuff. How do we actually make this recipe?

Ingredients

  • 1 pound broccoli florets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper as desired

Instructions

In a large bowl, combine broccoli, olive oil, garlic powder, minced garlic, salt and pepper. Mix well.

Add broccoli to air fryer in an even layer. If you have too many, you could stack but just know that only the parts that’s touching air will get more ‘roasted’ and brown.

Close the air fryer and cook on 400°F for 15 minutes, but every 5 minutes, take the basket out and shake it to redistribute the broccoli florets. You can also use a wooden spoon to mix it around if shaking it doesn’t work ou super well for you.

Remove from heat when done!

Broccoli in Air Fryer Recipe

Broccoli in Air Fryer Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 pound broccoli florets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper as desired

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine broccoli, olive oil, garlic powder, minced garlic, salt and pepper. Mix well.
  2. Add broccoli to air fryer in an even layer. If you have too many, you could stack but just know that only the parts that’s touching air will get more ‘roasted’ and brown.
  3. Close the air fryer and cook on 400°F for 15 minutes, but every 5 minutes, take the basket out and shake it to redistribute the broccoli florets. You can also use a wooden spoon to mix it around if shaking it doesn’t work ou super well for you.
  4. Remove from heat and serve!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 70Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 81mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g

The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands for more precise nutrition information.

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Donny

Friday 26th of February 2021

I love how simple this is but simple is all you need. This is so good!

Helen K.

Friday 26th of February 2021

It's good news for me that air fried broccoli is healthy for human body :) Can I use sunflower oil Instead olive oil for cooking Broccoli? Thank you Tina!

tinatsai

Friday 26th of February 2021

Hi there! Yes you can, 400 degrees F is lower than the burning/smoking point of sunflower, so you can substitute it :)

Yang

Thursday 25th of February 2021

These broccoli are so good and simply to make!

Jean Choi

Monday 22nd of February 2021

The texture is so perfect in the air fryer! Makes such a delicious side dish.

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