This healthy, gluten free and low carb Air Fryer roasted Asian broccoli has a spicy, Asian dressing to give a kick to your next meal! Oven option included!
PIN Air Fryer Roasted Asian Broccoli
(Originally posted in 2014, Photos updated June 2018)
This is THAT recipe.
You know the one that you SWIFTLY pull out of your back pocket when you need something:
- Tastes yummy
- Takes negative time to amount to make
And then when your family realized the back-pocket-pulling has happened, they all CHEER because this Asian broccoli recipe is just THAT GOOD. <–serve it with some honey sriracha miso glazed salmon and you won’t be mad about it.
You then proceed to almost faint on account of your family actually 1-2-3-CHEERING for a roasted broccoli recipe. Liiiiiiiike, not eggless chocolate chip cookies or vegan brownies stuffed with peanut butter cookie dough.
Simple, from-the-Earth, healthy-and-green BROCCOLI.
Whoa. Are you pinching yourself?
Believe it my internet friend because this AIR FRYER broccoli is off the CHAINNNN. <– Do people still say this? Did people ever ACTUALLY say this in their real-person lives?
Honestly though, I am obsessed with any air fryer vegetables. SO GOOD.
The Air Fryer makes this broccoli so stinkin’ crispy and golden brown that you are ALMOST not even going to be able to handle how delicious your mouth ACTUALLY thinks that a vegetable is. You might even be using THIS broccoli to make your paleo low carb keto beef and broccoli!
And then with that sweet-spicy-salty sauce that the crispy goodness gets tossed in PLUSPLUSPLUS a roasty, salty PEANUT PUNCH?
TOTALLY understandable that Air Fryer roasted Asian broccoli is going to be the TALK OF THE TOWN.
Orrrr at least the talk of your dinner table. Let’s not get carried away here.
It’s still broccoli.
I told you how I was obsessed with my air fryer in the low carb whole30 paleo salmon cakes and air fryer potato chips and nothing has changed. This is not some 5 seconds of fame Instant Pot situation.
*Ducks as everyone else in the world loves their IP throws rocks at me*
I just didn’t stick with that contraption. But my air fryer? ALWAYS on my counter. Use it literally EVERY SINGLE DAY. I LOVE making gluten free healthy air fryer recipes
However, I know not all of you have jumped on the air fryer bandwagon (get on that) so I also converted this to oven baked broccoli too.
How to roast broccoli
Roasting broccoli is super simple. You just have to toss it with JUST enough oil to get the florets a little bit shiny. You don’t want them wet, because then the broccoli will be soggy. If they’re dry they won’t go crispy.
Spread the florets out on a large pan, trying to leave space between each floret. This allows them to go crispy as opposed to steaming them and making them soggy and BAD.
Roast at 425 degrees until golden brown, about 20 minutes, stirring halfway.
Perfectly oven roasted broccoli can be yours if you do not own an air fryer!
The “secret sauce” that makes the air fryer roasted Asian broccoli situation that we are in VRY VRY delicious is, well, the SAUCE.
A perfect ratio of spicy sriracha with a little bit of honey to balance it out, and salty soy sauce to add that VRY VRY needed “Asian” flavah.
The combo of crunchy notes of toasty peanuts with the tender-crisp broccoli and all that sweet and spicy goodness is really just where it’s at.
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Air Fryer roasted Asian broccoli
- In a large bowl, toss together the broccoli, peanut oil, garlic and season with sea salt. Make sure the oil covers all the broccoli florets. I like to use my hands to give each one a quick rub.
- Spread the broccoli into the wire basket of your air fryer, in as single of a layer, as possible, trying to leave a little bit of space between each floret.
- Cook at 400 degrees until golden brown and crispy, about 15 – 20 minutes, stirring halfway.
- While the broccoli and peanuts cook, mix together the honey, soy sauce, sriracha and rice vinegar in a small, microwave-safe bowl.
- Once mixed, microwave the mixture for 10-15 seconds until the honey is melted, and evenly incorporated.
- Transfer the cooked broccoli to a bowl and add in the soy sauce mixture. Toss to coat and season to taste with a pinch more salt, if needed.
- Stir in the peanuts and squeeze lime on top (if desired.)
FOR THIS RECIPE, I RECOMMEND:
WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS PER SERVING: FREESTYLE SMART POINTS:5 POINTS+: 4. OLD POINTS: 3
(per 1/4 of the recipe)
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