Airfryer Roasted Broccoli gets you perfectly roasted Broccoli in just 10 minutes. It is very easy to make and a delicious low carb side dish.
One of the easiest and fastest ways to make Roasted Broccoli is to make in an Airfryer. Roasts perfectly with a crunch in every bite and those charred ends are to die for.
Broccoli is tossed in a simple seasoning of oil, garlic powder, a dash of lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
But roasted broccoli is not limited to this seasoning, it's really versatile. Add your own favorite seasoning to it. Serve it as a side dish or toss it in pasta, salads, etc.
Would you believe me, If I tell you I used to hate broccoli? Yes, Broccoli never used to be a part of my weekly vegetable shopping.
But over a period of time, I developed a taste for it.
My favorite way of roasting broccoli is to blanch and then use a cast iron pan to roast it in high heat. Once you see charred marks on it and broccoli is just cooked.
But after I tried this Air Fryer version, I am impressed. I mean it just takes 10-15 minutes, half the time you need to make in an oven. Now there is no looking back. While I cook dinner, pop some florets into the air fryer basket.
How To Cut (Prep) Broccoli?
Cutting and prepping Broccoli is not a big deal. But I thought of sharing a few helpful tips.
- Picking up good broccoli - Always look for bright green florets. It should be firm and fresh. The base of the stem should be firm and green(not soft and yellow).
- Always use Broccoli when it is still fresh, basically within 2-3 days. After a couple of days, it starts to develop a strange smell, which at least I don't like.
- Using a knife cut the stem part and then cut it into medium florets. Make sure the florets are of the same size, so they get cooked evenly.
- Clean florets well to get rid of any dust. I usually dip the florets in lukewarm water for about 10 minutes.
- Drain the florets really well in a colander, for crispy broccoli.
Possible Variation of Roasted Broccoli
While this is the simplest seasoning that I like to add to my broccoli, you can jazz it up with. Here are a few variations -
- Curried Roasted Broccoli: Toss it with oil, ½ teaspoon of curry powder, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, and salt to taste.
- Asian: A teaspoon of low sodium Soy sauce, ½ teaspoon of honey, ½ teaspoon garlic powder.
- Garlic Parmesan: Toss with 1 tablespoon of melted butter, Garlic Powder, 4 tablespoons grated parmesan, and pepper.
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Airfryer Roasted Broccoli
- 1 head Broccoli About 2-3 cups of florets.
- 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- ½ teaspoon lemon Juice
- salt and pepper as per taste
- Cut broccoli into medium-sized florets, preferably of the same size. Clean well under running water. Drain well.
- In a bowl add florets and all the seasoning. Toss everything well.
- Put the florets in the air fryer basket.
- Air fry at 400 F for 10-12 minutes, shaking the basket in between.
- 10-12 minutes of air frying yielded perfectly tender and charred broccoli. Adjust the timing for your preferred amount of doneness.
- Garlic powder is preferred over fresh because fresh garlic tends to burn easily while air frying.
- For the best results don't crowd the basket. If all the florets don't fit in one go, then do it in multiple batches.