Air Fryer Mediterranean Vegetables
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Delicious perfectly cooked air fryer Mediterranean vegetables. Featuring red onion, courgette, butternut squash and red peppers.
If you are looking for the best way to cook vegetables in the air fryer, then these Mediterranean roast vegetables are going to become your new favourite.
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Vegetables In Air Fryer
One of my favourite foods to cook in the air fryer is vegetables. Or cooking fish or meat at the same time as veggies. Such as air fryer frozen salmon and green beans.
But of course, some veggies are easier than others to air fry.
For example, it’s a fine balance when cooking frozen broccoli in the air fryer that you cook it in the middle and don’t burn the outside. And then when it goes wrong you want to scream at the air fryer or the recipe you followed, as you wonder what went wrong.
However, Mediterranean veggies in the air fryer is so much easier, taste amazing and you will want seconds and thirds and to buy these veggies every week.
Today I am going to run through with you why roast Mediterranean veggies in the air fryer are the best, and work very well for beginners to the air fryer or those that just want easy vegetables for mealtimes.
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Can I Cook Vegetables In Air Fryer?
Yes, you can air fry veggies. Plus, you will absolutely love veggies in the air fryer. You can do a medley of veggies with meat at the same time such as our harvest casserole, or you can do veggies on their own such as our air fryer butternut squash. Or go frozen with air fryer frozen cauliflower.
Can You Air Fry Leafy Greens?
Yes, you can air fry leafy greens and the benefit with them is that they are fast cooking in the air fryer.
You can do air fryer spinach, or my personal favourite is air fryer kale chips.
Can I Put The Meat And The Veggies In Together In Air Fryer?
Yes, you sure can and I love to cook meat or fish at the same time as the veggies. You just have to take into consideration the cook times of both types of food.
For example, if you are cooking steak and vegetables and the steak takes 8 minutes and the veggies take 12, then you will want to air fry the veggies first for 4 minutes and then add in the steak, so that it will be ready at the same time. Or I recommend you choose meat and veggies with a similar cook time.
Can You Use Air Fryer On Mediterranean Diet?
Yes, you sure can and I recommend doing so. We spent 13 years living in Portugal and was surrounded by the great food of the Mediterranean, 9 of those years was as an air fryer user.
We loved the air fryer for the great veggies, the amazing chicken and veggie recipes and also for air fried chickpeas.
What Vegetables Can You Cook In Air Fryer?
I can’t think of a vegetable that I can’t cook in the air fryer. If you think about Mediterranean roast vegetables, or veggies you would cook in a wok or in a skillet, then all these can be transformed to the air fryer.
You can air fry grilled tomatoes, parsnips and carrots, pumpkin and so many others.
Or like we are showing you today, take your favourite Mediterranean veggies that you would usually cook as a traybake, or a sheet pan dinner and air fry instead.
Or even better, if you like veggie fries then check our air fryer rutabaga fries, air fryer parsnip fries, or a medley in our air fryer veggie fries post.
Though I find the best vegetables to air fry are Mediterranean veggies as they are fast cooking, and it doesn’t take much effort to cook them in the air fryer.
Best Way To Cook Vegetables In Air Fryer?
The best way to cook veggies in the air fryer is the method below. Its like taking your roasted veggies and transforming it to the air fryer.
You toss the veggies in seasoning and extra virgin olive oil and then air fry. In a similar way to loading veggies onto a tray and then baking in the oven.
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Roasted Vegetables Air Fryer Ingredients
Veggies – What I recommend the most is one of those supermarket packs of veggies. You then have no prepping of the veggies and can load them into a bowl and then season, oil and air fry.
Seasoning – This of course is personal choice, but any Italian/Mediterranean seasoning mix will work well.
Oil – You will also need a small amount of extra virgin olive oil. I recommend 1tbsp for a big portion of Mediterranean veggies.
Then for the kitchen gadgets that we have used in air fried veggies recipe it has just been our Philips air fryer. We have this one and its wonderful for many types of air fryer recipes.
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How To Cook Roasted Veggies In Air Fryer?
- Load. First load your veggies into a bowl. If you have bought them as separate veggies, you will need to peel and dice first.
- Toss. Next add the seasoning and oil to the bowl and toss with your hands until all veggies are well coated.
- Cook. Then load into the air fryer and cook for 12 minutes at 180c/360f.
And I am sure you can see now how easy it is to air fry roasted veggies and why you should be doing it too!
Air Fryer Roasted Zucchini
If you want to just cook air fryer roasted zucchini (aka courgettes) then you can use these cook times and just do that.
When I am making my air fryer frittata, I often include zucchini and air fry it first before loading into the frittata. It always tastes so good, and I wonder why I don’t have zucchini in the air fryer more often.
Plus, when I cook these roasted veggies in the air fryer, I always find it’s the zucchini that has the wow factor.
Mediterranean Vegetable Seasoning
Then for the seasoning of the Mediterranean veggies its all about personal choice. We used oregano, parsley, salt, and pepper. You can do the same or use Italian seasoning, or another similar herb blend such as mixed herbs.
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Air Fryer Mediterranean Vegetables
- 500 g Bag Mediterranean Veggies
- 1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 Tbsp Parsley
- 1 Tbsp Oregano
- Salt & Pepper
- Load Mediterranean veggie bag into a bowl. Add seasonings and extra virgin olive oil.
- Mix with your hands until the seasoning and oil is well coated on the veggies. Load the veggies into the air fryer basket and air fry for 12 minutes at 180c/360f.
- Do a fork test on the zucchini – it’s the slowest cooking item and if its fork tender and crispy then you are done. Otherwise cook for a further 3 minutes.
Such a healthy snack and the air fryer cooks them so good, nice and crispy just how i like them.
Just tried Mediterranean Vegetables for the first time in the Air Fryer. Absolutely delicious and so quick! Thank you. 👍🏼