Make Crispy Air-Fried Vegetables with No Oil
You can make crispy air-fried vegetables with no oil if you have the right blend of seasonings. This simple seasoning recipe works well on everything. Serve these tasty snacks as finger food, sides or toppers for soup and salad. A micro-spritz of avocado oil improves the crunch factor.
seasoning for crispy air-fried vegetables with no oil
- 2 Tbsp. Bragg's Liquid Amino soy sauce of choice, or coconut aminos for soy free
- 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar substitute rice or apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp. ginger optional
- 1-2 pounds chopped vegetables green beans, Brussels sprouts, eggplant, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, fingerlings--whatever! Frozen works too.
- 1 spray avocado oil optional, or substitute 1 tsp. sesame oil
- salt and pepper to taste or sprinkle Everything seasoning
Preheat the air-fryer to 375 to 400 degrees. Use lower heat for soft veggies like zucchini and tomatoes, and higher heat for firm veggies like root vegetables and squash.
Make crispy air-fried vegetables with no oil seasoning—just whisk the ingredients. Next, chop vegetables into bite size pieces. Thoroughly coat vegetables with the seasoning in a large bowl. Continue to stir until the liquid has been absorbed by the veggies.
Place vegetables in air-fryer. If desired, spritz with avocado oil. Heat for 10-20 minutes (depends on the size of the batch and desired doneness). Stir periodically and add another spritz of avocado oil at the halfway point.
Taste. Add salt and pepper (or Everything seasoning) if desired. Serve warm or cold.
You can make crispy air-fried vegetables with no oil. However, a spritz of avocado oil can improve the crunch factor. Avocado oil spray is the only oil spray I allow in my kitchen. Regular oil sprays have propellants such as butane or propane in them. Seriously. Do not put that on your food! Avocado oil is pure, and can make crispy air-fried vegetables thanks to a high smoke point. A minimal amount creates a big crunch. If you don't have avocado oil, you can add 1 tsp. sesame oil to the seasoning. Or just skip it.
If you want a dipping sauce, try healthy horseradish sauce. It's oil free and nut free.