With just a three ingredients, air fryer zucchini slices make the perfect side dish to almost every meal. Best of all, they are healthy and low carb, making them friendly for almost every meal plan.
You will love this air fryer zucchini recipe, because it is such a healthy vegetable, but also taste delicious when made in the air fryer. It go so well with almost any meal, and can make a great after school snack too. With very little prep time, you can have a delicious vegetable ready to eat.
Zucchinis are filled with important vitamins and antioxidants. They only had six carbs and about 30 to 35 calories for a medium size zucchini . Because of this, they are also a very healthy snack and nutritious vegetable to have on your plate.
Ingredient list to make zucchini in the air fryer
I make this zucchini in my Cosori 5.8 Quart Air Fryer Oven. Besides and air fryer, to make this recipe, you will need:
- Medium Zucchini- I use medium sized zucchini that are crisp and firm. You can use larger zucchini, or other summer squash, as long as they aren't too thick.
- Olive oil-or avocado oil
- Kosher Salt- and black pepper to taste
To make these zucchini in the air fryer, they should be thinly sliced, no more than ¼ of an inch in thickness. Place them in a medium bowl and then toss with olive oil until they are lightly are coated.
Seasoned with salt & pepper, or your favorite flavor of seasonings and lay the zucchini pieces flat in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Do not stack or overlap, so work in batches if necessary.
Cook zucchini using the air fry feature, at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes, shaking or tossing the zucchini halfway through cooking. Add additional time if necessary, until it reaches your desired crispness or tenderness.
How to make zucchini chips
To make zucchini chips, which are a great snack food to replace potato chips, make your zucchini slice slightly thinner, about ⅛ of an inch. Cook the same way as air fryer zucchini but shorten the cooking time by 1-2 minutes. They will be thin and crispy like chips. I like to use coarse salt, like Morton's when making chips.
Air fryer zucchini is best when it is freshly made. Should you have leftovers, keep zucchini stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for three to five days. To reheat the zucchini, return to the air fryer and air Fry at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 3 to 5 minutes cook time, until they are warmed.
I like to keep my veggies simple with a basic spice blend, like kosher salt and black pepper. For extra flavor, you can easily add a teaspoon garlic powder, taco seasoning, Italian seasoning, or even sprinkle with Parmesan cheese or everything but the bagel seasoning. You can choose any of these or your favorite seasoning mix to flavor your zucchini.
You can use parchment paper for easy removal, but there is no need to use cooking spray on the basket. Because you coat the zucchini with olive oil, this prevents them from sticking. However, if using a baking sheet, you may want to lightly spray the tray.
If you are looking for a breading mixture that you can use on zucchini, you will love the coating we use on our Air Fryer Onion Rings.Serve with your favorite dipping sauce, such as ranch dressing. You will also love our Zucchini Fritters.
MORE AIR FRYER SIDE DISH RECIPES:
Air Fryer Zucchini
- 1 Air Fryer
- 2-4 medium zucchini
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- To make these zucchini in the air fryer, they should be thinly sliced. Place them in a medium bowl and then toss with olive oil until they are lightly are coated.
- Seasoned with salt & pepper, or your favorite flavor of seasonings and lay the zucchini pieces flat in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Do not stack or overlap, so work in batches if necessary.
- Cook zucchini using the air fry feature, at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes, shaking or tossing the zucchini halfway through cooking. Add additional minute if necessary, until it reaches your desired crispness or tenderness.
*Nutritional information is a calculated guesstimate. Please note that this can change with different brands and modifications you may make to the recipe. For the most accurate information, use a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and measurements you're using with each recipe.