It only takes moments to make Air Fryer Broccoli.
Air Fryer Broccoli is up the middle between the dryness of oven roasted broccoli and steamed broccoli.
It only takes a few moments. My Pampered Chef Air Fryer does not require preheating but if yours does you will need to add that step.
To stalk or not to stalk? My husband hates broccoli stalks and I prefer them over the florets. So- a head of broccoli works out pretty well for us! I would suggest most people who don't care for the stalk probably don't peel that tough outer skin off.
Cut off the bottom of the stalk. If there is a hole in the middle keep working your way up the stalk until it is solid. At the cut end strip the tough skin with a knife. If you catch the bottom and pull it will strip off naturally. Repeat around the stalk.
Now you have nice tender stalks!
Lemon and salt are my go to toppings for broccoli but you could add grated Parmesan and a pinch of garlic salt if you like.
A simple way to make your broccoli side without heating up your regular oven, or boiling, steaming etc. No pots or pans to clean up- just your trays.
- air fryer
- 1 head Broccoli
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
- fresh lemon juice optional
- coarse sea salt for garnish optional
- Rinse broccoli well. Trim head into small even florets. If using the stem, peel the tough outer stalk off and slice into thin rounds.
- Toss broccoli in oil. Sprinkle with sea salt if using.
- Cook about 8 minutes on Air Fry setting (375°), stirring at midpoint.
- Check for doneness and add time if necessary.
- Serve with fresh lemon juice.
Note: My Air fryer is a Pampered Chef one and I absolutely love it! I have not tried others but based on my research the Pampered Chef with its 2 tray and cube configuration is more versatile than others. You can actually do a 2-3 lb rotisserie chicken in it! it toasts, roasts, bakes, reheats, dehydrates besides air frying. No folks... this is not a sponsored post - I am just sharing my enthusiasm! If you are in Kitchener -Waterloo Ontario, Canada region you can check out Pampered Chef products here https://www.pamperedchef.ca/pws/karenlair or contact a local Pampered Chef rep at firstname.lastname@example.org.