Air Fryer Broccolini has a crispy texture with delicate florets that make a flavorful side dish. Getting a nice light char on the broccolini makes this tasty vegetable really stand out.
Making this recipe is super easy and requires just a few simple ingredients to make this healthy side dish. Because it comes out perfectly crispy every time, it is perfect to pair with countless types of meat, pastas or rice dishes.
MAKING BROCCOLINI IN AIR FRYER
The amazing flavor in this delicious side dish requires basic ingredients and is always a family favorite. Most of the ingredients, are already in your pantry, and is easy to make on a busy weeknight.
Broccolini has a milder flavor than traditional broccoli so even the fussiest of eaters love this dish. Take this dish with you to a family get together and it will be enjoyed by everyone.
- olive oil- like Pompeian Olive Oil
- kosher salt
- black pepper
HOW TO MAKE BROCCOLINI:
Rinse broccolini, then cut the ends off broccolini stems (about an inch) and pat dry with a paper towel.
In a shallow dish toss the broccolini with olive oil. Then add garlic and seasonings. Toss broccolini until it is fully coated.
Place broccolini in the air fryer basket and cook at 380 degrees F for 5-7 minutes until it reaches your desired crispiness.
Serve this quick side dish while hot.
Cooking Tips: Broccolini is smaller and thinner than broccoli. If using broccoli florets, follow this Air Fryer Broccoli recipe, because cook time will be a bit longer. Use olive oil spray in your basket prior to placing broccolini inside to make sure it doesn't stick.
I make this recipe in my Cosori 5.8 qt. air fryer. Depending on your air fryer size and wattages cooking time may need to be adjusted 1-2 minutes.
These two vegetables may look similar but broccolini stalks are thinner, have a sweeter taste and are a mix of broccoli and Chinese broccoli. Regular broccoli has thicker stalks and has a stronger flavor with a slightly bitter taste.
This cooked broccolini can be served with a air fryer pork chop with grated parmesan or air fryer chicken breast. Fresh ingredients such as a squeeze of lemon juice or lemon zest will be delicious on top of this seasoned broccolini.
Transfer leftovers to an airtight container or resealable storage bag for up to 3 days in your refrigerator. If you are going to freeze the broccolini let it completely cool first, then place vegetable in an air-tight container or freezer storage bag for up to 3 months.
This fresh vegetable can be found at most local grocery stores or farmers markets in your area.
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Air Fryer Broccolini
- 1 Air Fryer
- 2 cups broccolini about 6-8ounces
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic minced
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- Rinse broccolini, then cut the ends off broccolini stems (about an inch) and pat dry with a paper towel.
- In a shallow dish toss the broccolini with olive oil. Then add garlic and seasonings.
- Toss broccolini until it is fully coated. Place broccolini in the air fryer basket and cook at 380 degrees F for 5-7 minutes until it reaches your desired crispiness.
- Serve this quick side dish while hot.
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