We have another healthy recipe for you all to try! Doesn’t matter if you are vegan, looking for a healthy alternative, or if you just want to spice things up in the kitchen. We want to show you an easy 10 to 11-minute Broccoli recipe that you can try with your air fryer!
Broccoli is a good source of fiber and protein and contains iron, potassium, calcium, selenium, and magnesium as well as the vitamins A, C, E, K, and a good array of B vitamins including folic acid.
It is found that boiling and steaming was best for preserving broccoli’s antioxidant status, but that cooking can destroy vitamin C. It also is demonstrated that raw broccoli was best when it comes to preserving the levels of sulforaphane. In short, whether you eat broccoli raw or cooked, it is a valuable addition to a balanced diet.
Check out How to Freeze Celery without Losing Taste if you want to know how to store your vegetables without losing any flavor.
12 oz fresh broccoli florets, cut/torn into toughly even, very-small pieces
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/8 tsp kosher salt
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Optional garnishes: fresh lemon slices, freshly grated parmesan cheese
Use broccoli florets that are cut/torn into roughly even-sized, small pieces. Think mini-florets.
Your broccoli will come out with a soft, tender texture and nicely roasted edges.
Toss the broccoli florets together with seasonings (olive oil, garlic and onion powders, kosher salt, and black pepper) in a bowl prior to transferring to an air fryer basket.
Add one tablespoon of water to the bottom of the air fryer; this helps keep air fryer broccoli the air fryer broccoli will be packed with flavor.
We use powdered garlic and onion in lieu of freshly chopped, as the powdered seasonings are much less likely to burn. Powdered seasonings also get into the nooks and crannies of the roasted broccoli florets perfectly.
Set to 400F for 6 minutes. Once the timer goes off, immediately remove the basket and serve.
Optional: sprinkle with a dash of fresh lemon juice or freshly grated parmesan cheese.
And there you have it. A quick and easy recipe that could be done in less than 11 minutes. Feel free to improvise and put your own flair to this recipe. Please share with us your finished product and how you like it? How did you make it your own? We love hearing about your experiences.
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