Monday, August 31, 2020

Air Fryer Cauliflower

Air Fryer Cauliflower is a healthy way to prepare the keto-friendly veggie! Make this quick cauliflower recipe for a healthy snack or side dish.

air fryer cauliflower on a serving tray
Cauliflower is one of our favorite fall vegetables. There are so many different quick ways to prepare it.

Have you ever made my Potato and Cauliflower Mash? This is a fabulous dish and it tastes and feels (texture) just like mashed potatoes.

I love knowing that I can prepare healthy vegetables in an air fryer. It's such a versatile small appliance.

Have you tried any of my other air fryer recipes? These air fryer chicken breasts (boneless) are easy to make, and a healthy way to cook chicken to juicy perfection.

Air Fryer Corn on the Cob is another way to cook vegetables in an air fryer. It's a quick, easy, and tasty side dish for any summer meal.

air fried cauliflower ingredients

Air Fryer Cauliflower - Tips for Success

This recipe uses a combination of cauliflower, olive oil, and seasonings. It takes only a few minutes to make and can be topped with your favorite vegetable toppings.

You can also season with garlic powder, garlic salt, red pepper flakes, etc.

The recipe can be doubled or tripled based on the size of your air fryer. You don’t want to overcrowd the air fryer or the air can not circulate around the cauliflower.

Fried cauliflower calories
This dish is basically just cauliflower, a spritz of olive oil and seasonings. So, there are very few calories in it.

Depending on how you prepare it, each serving will contain between 80 and 110 calories.

how to cut cauliflower florets

Tools needed

How to cut cauliflower florets

By using florets, you are letting the air circulate around the food more easily than if you used larger pieces.

Don't be intimidated by cutting a head of cauliflower; it’s easy to do!

  1. Remove outer leaves. The first step is to remove all of the large leaves to expose the stem. 
  2. Cut large pieces from the head. Then, you will cut around the cauliflower stem using a sharp knife. 
  3. Break the larger pieces of cauliflower into small florets. Then, use the knife to cut the cauliflower into smaller florets. Remember to remove the larger stem pieces.

prepping cauliflower with oil and seasoning

Can you make this recipe with frozen cauliflower?
Yes, this recipe works just as well with frozen cauliflower and it will save you having to cut it into florets first.

However, don't allow the frozen vegetables to thaw first. You will have better results making air fried cauliflower with frozen vegetables.

Just place it in the fryer as you would if it wasn't frozen. The final results will be crispy and golden.

cauliflower in the air fryer

Can you cook cauliflower rice in an air fryer?
Yes, you can make air fried cauliflower rice. It's very easy to do and can be used as the base for your favorite fried rice or eaten as is.

All you need to do is to place the riced cauliflower in the air fryer and cook it for about 10 minutes at 370°F. Shake it after 5 minutes to be sure it's equally distributed.

Since riced cauliflower can be bigger or smaller depending on how you rice it, you will need to test it at this point to see if it's done. If it isn't, cook for an extra 2 to 5 minutes.

Remember to shake it and check after each 2-minute interval to check for doneness.

If you want to add other vegetables to your rice, be sure to cook them first since they will likely have a longer cooking time.

cauliflower in the air fryer finished

What goes well with cauliflower?

Cauliflower is a very versatile side dish and can be served with many different main dishes.

You may want to serve it with my smoked meatloaf. It's crispy on the outside and juicy inside.

Or, this Crock Pot chuck roast is a perfect choice for Sunday dinner. It's tender, juicy, and mouthwatering.

Of course, dipping vegetables always makes them more fun to eat. So, if you are looking for sauces to dip your air fryer cauliflower into, here are a few simple ideas that you can try.


Enjoy!

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air fryer cauliflower with dips




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Author: Donna Elick
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Cauliflower on serving board with dip

Air Fryer Cauliflower

Air fryer cauliflower is a healthy way to prepare the keto-friendly veggie! Make this quick cauliflower recipe for a healthy snack or side dish.
Prep time: 2 MCook time: 10 MTotal time: 12 M

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups cauliflower florets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • Optional: fresh chopped flat leaf parsley for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat air fryer to 300°F for 3 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, place the cauliflower florets into a bowl, drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Tossing the cauliflower to coat evenly. You can use spoons or clean hands.
  4. Add the cauliflower into the preheated air fryer.
  5. Cook for 10 minutes. Halfway through, slide the drawer out and shake up cauliflower. Then slide the drawer back in.
  6. Serve and enjoy!
DONNA'S NOTES
  1. You can also season with garlic powder, garlic salt, red pepper flakes, etc.
  2. The recipe can be doubled or tripled based on the size of your air fryer. You don’t want to overcrowd the air fryer or the air can not circulate around the cauliflower.

Air fryer cauliflower

Originally published August 2020

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