Healthy Air Fryer Zucchini

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With five simple ingredients, it’s easy to prepare Healthy Air Fryer Zucchini.  In just 10 minutes in the air fryer, you’ll have a crisp-tender zucchini side dish that pairs perfectly with almost any entree.

Healthy Air Fryer Zucchini  Recipe (no breading):

It’s summer which means I’ve got ooodles and ooodles of zucchini. My go-to way to use zucchini is in some type of dessert like Mom’s Perfect Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread or Zucchini Cake loaded with butterscotch chips.

The great thing about zucchini is that while it’s great in a dessert and just as tasty served up in a healthy way. And the air fryer is a quick method of to get this side dish on the table.

I’m always trying to create new air fryer recipes.  Once I discovered how easy it is to use my Ninja Foodie Pro to serve up cauliflower, air fried zucchini was next on my list.

This healthy zucchini recipe is really simple.

zucchini, quartered and halved

olive oil

seasonings

Try tweaking the seasonings to your preference.

How to Air Fry Zucchini:

Instructions:

  1. Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F.
  2. Cut zucchini in half and then cut into quarters.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together olive oil, dried thyme, garlic powder and salt. Add zucchini quarters, and stir until evenly coated.
  4. Add zucchini to preheated air fryer; cook for approximately 10 minutes or until lightly golden brown and crisp-tender.  Be sure to stir or shake a few times.

For the full recipe for Air Fried Zucchini Sticks, scroll to the bottom of this post.

Notes About Air Fried Zucchini with no breading:

  • I used 4 medium sized zucchini. Don’t use large zucchini since they have so many seeds.
  • To cut the zucchini, cut in half longways; then cut in half again.  If the sticks are long, cut them in half too.
  • The sky is the limit for seasoning options: try dried basil, parsley or oregano.  Or use 1 teaspoon fresh thyme if you have it on hand.
  • Avocado oil could be substituted for olive oil.
  • If you like a more-crisp texture, cook a few minutes less. On the flip side, if you like a softer zucchini texture, air fry for a few minutes longer.

 

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Stir Fried Italian Zucchini

With six simple ingredients and a large skillet, you can make Stir Fried Italian Zucchini, the perfect side dish for almost any dinner.

Spicy Roasted Zucchini

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Healthy Air Fryer Zucchini

With five simple ingredients, it's easy to prepare Healthy Air Fryer Zucchini.  In just ten minutes in the air fryer, you'll have a crisp-tender zucchini side dish that pairs perfectly with almost any entree. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 44kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 4 medium zucchini
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

Instructions

  • Quarter zucchini lengthwise and then cut in half.
    Healthy Air Fryer Zucchini
  • In a bowl, whisk olive oil, garlic powder, salt and thyme; add zucchini and stir to coat.
    Healthy Air Fryer Zucchini
  • Cook in a preheated 400 degree F air fryer for approximately 10 minutes or until golden brown and crisp-tender. Be sure to shake or stir the zucchini every few minutes.
    Healthy Air Fryer Zucchini

Notes

  • I used 4 medium sized zucchini. Don't use large zucchini since the they so many seeds.
  • To cut the zucchini, cut in half longways; then cut in half again.  If the sticks are long, cut them in half too.
  • The sky is the limit for seasoning options: try dried basil, parsley or oregano.  Or use 1 teaspoon fresh thyme if you have it on hand.
  • Avocado oil could be substituted for olive oil.
  • If you like a more-crisp texture, cook a few minutes less. On the flip side, if you like a softer zucchini texture, air fry for a few minutes longer.
  • Love zucchini? Try Mom's Perfect Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Nutrition

Calories: 44kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 341mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 261IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg

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