24 Easy Air Fryer Vegetable Recipes (healthy sides)

An air fryer may just be the best kitchen appliance that ever happened to vegetables: they come out crispy and fast, and they need less oil than other methods. I absolutely love to experiment with my favorite veggies in the air fryer, and for this roundup I included 2 dozen unique ones to try! Check out these 24 Easy Air Fryer Vegetable Recipes that make delicious and healthy side dishes.

Collage of four of the recipes: carrots, zucchini chips, artichokes, and hasselback potatoes.

Easy Air Parsnip Chips by Plant-Powered Livin’

Close up of parsnip chips.

These healthy Air Fryer Parsnip Chips are both crispy and chewy and oh so addictive! Move over potato chips…

Air Fryer Greek Potatoes by From My Pantry

Greek Potatoes in the air fryer.

These easy air fryer Greek potatoes are bursting with flavor…just a quick toss in olive oil, lemon juice, garlic powder, and Greek seasoning, the potatoes turn crispy and golden brown in just 20 minutes.

Perfect Air Fryer Fennel by Plant-Powered Livin’

Air fryer fennel plated.

Crispy on the edges, tender and sweet in the middle, there is no quicker, more delicious way to cook fennel than this Easy Air Fryer Fennel recipe!

Air Fryer Corn Ribs by Vegan Punks

Corn ribs, plated with lime wedges.

Corn ribs are a fun side dish that first made waves on TicTok a while back. These days you can even find corn ribs at Trader Joe’s in the frozen section…but they are way better freshly made! This recipe by Vegan Punks uses a smoky rub to coat the corn before it goes in the air fryer. MMMMMMM!

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Wedges by Dish by Dish

Sweet potato fries shown in a basket.

These simple sweet potato fries make the perfect side dish to almost any main. Naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan, they bring sweet and savory to the table!

Perfect Air Fryer Sunchokes by Plant-Powered Livin’

Plated crispy sunchokes with a side of spicy ketchup.

Air frying may just be the best method for cooking sunchokes. Using this simple sunchoke recipe, they come out soft on the inside and crispy on the outside, with a slightly chewy, addictively delicious bite! Move over potatoes…check out these perfect air fryer sunchokes.

Air Fryer Fried Okra by Indiaphile

Fried okra in a bowl, spilling over, with lemon wedges.

For a unique and healthy spin on fried okra, try this Air Fryer Fried Okra! With a batter made with chickpea flour, rice flour, and a handful of spices, this oil free recipe is practically guilt free! And no need to worry about slimy okra when you bread it and fry it!

Air Fryer Baby Carrots by From My Pantry

Baby carrots ready to come out of the air fryer.

These delicious Air Fryer Baby Carrots are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and just so adorable!

Air Fryer Radishes by Dinner Mom

Roasted radishes on a plate.

Air fryer radishes?! YES! Who know that this decorative and sometimes spicy raw veggie could transform into a tender, mild, and addictive roasted veggie?! Dinner Mom brings us the easiest recipe ever.

Air Fryer Squash by Winding Creek Ranch

Air fryer squash plated.

Crispy on the outside and tender in the middle, there’s not a more delicious way to enjoy squash than air frying it the Winding Creek Ranch way! Whether you have acorn, butternut, or kabocha squash, this recipe works for all of them!

Zucchini Chips by Laura Fuentes

Zucchini chips on a bowl with a few chips on the napkin adjacent.

For a crispy, savory, low carb snack (or side dish) ready in minutes, try these adorable zucchini chips!

Air Fryer Cauliflower Steaks by Babaganosh

Close up of cauliflower steak on a plate.

Undeniably the star of any plate, these beautiful air fryer cauliflower steaks can serve as either a side dish or a main course. With a handful of spices and a touch of maple syrup, this low calorie dish is packed with flavor.

Air Fryer Portobello Mushrooms by Mae’s Menu

Slices of cooked mushrooms on a plate.

Meaty, tender, and versatile, these air fried portobello mushrooms could easily serve as a vegetarian main course or a side dish to endless mains! Packed with flavor like garlic, rosemary, and balsamic vinegar, these shrooms are a must try.

Air Fryer Eggplant by Tasty Oven

Breaded crispy eggplant on a plate.

This crispy air fryer eggplant is loaded with flavor and texture. Breaded with panko, herbs, and seasonings, this unique side dish is a must-try! Perfect for an Italian feast, burger night, and more!

Hasselback Potatoes by Well Fed Baker

Close up of hasselback potatoes on a plate.

Crispy on the outside, tender in the middle, and fancy enough to serve at a holiday meal, these hasselback potatoes are a air fryer recipe at its classiest! Soaking the potatoes in water first is the trick to making them super crispy.

Air Fryer Artichokes by Ambitious Foodie

Artichokes on a plate with lemon wedges.

Who knew you could cook artichokes in the air fryer without boiling or steaming them first?! These beauties by Ambitious Foodie take just 10 minutes…wayyyy faster than cooking any other way and crispy to boot!

Mixed Frozen Vegetables in Air Fryer by Plant Powered Livin’

Air fryer frozen vegetables: close ups of broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and a mix of corn, green beans, carrots, and peas.

The air fryer does it again…making basic food interesting and delicious! Air frying frozen vegetables adds a texture that you won’t get from microwaving or boiling. And whether your mixed bag has cruciferous veggies or the classic mix (think peas, corn, carrots, and green beans), this simple recipe has you covered! 

Air Fryer Shishito Peppers by the Forked Spoon

Close up of shishito peppers, on a plate with lemon wedges and a dipping sauce.

Shishito peppers make a delicious and simple appetizer, side dish, or snack! And the air fryer is the perfect way to cook up these little peppers with way less oil than the traditional pan fry method, making them healthier than ever!

Air Fryer Broccoli by I Real Food

Broccoli in air fryer ready to come out.

Lightly caramelized, crispy, and ready in just 10 minutes! This broccoli is so addictive it may not make it to the table (mind didn’t😂…kids and I grabbed it straight out of the air fryer while it was cooling)!

Crispy Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts by Mae’s Menu

Brussels sprouts in a bowl with a spoon on the side.

Perhaps the quintessential air fryer vegetable, Brussels Sprouts are a natural choice for the air fryer. They come out hot, crispy, and restaurant-worthy in about 15 minutes.

Air Fryer Bok Choy by Through My Fibro Fog

Air fryer bok choy with sesame seeds on top on a plate.

This easy Air Fryer Bok Choy with a simple sesame ginger marinade makes an elegant and tasty side dish to any Asian-inspired meal.

Air Fryer Edamame by Sprinkled with Balance

Close up of edamame with some of the shells open so you can see the beans inside.

Frozen edamame transforms into an addictively delicious, protein-packed side dish or snack.

Air Fryer Roasted Tomatoes by the Vegan Larder

Air fryer tomatoes, some in foil, some no a plate over toast, and a hand grabbing one of the toasts on the counter.

Roasted tomatoes in a fraction of the time?! Air fryer roasted tomatoes on the vine are rich and juicy, the perfect side, topper, or addition to your vegan charcuterie board!

Air Fryer Green Beans by The Short Order Cook

Green beans on a plate with lemon.

It doesn’t get much easier than these air fryer green beans…in less than 10 minutes you have this light and bright side.

With so many options to choose from, surely you will find a healthy air fryer side dish to round out your meal in this list! Please, let me know what you think once you’ve tried in comments below! Or, share your favorite easy air fryer vegetable recipes!



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