This healthy, gluten free & low carb Air Fryer Roasted Asian Broccoli has a flavorful Asian dressing with a spicy kick! Oven option included!
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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?
Why you will LOVE this Recipe
The air fryer is almost ALWAYS being used to cook up deliciousness in my kitchen. Some may say it’s my new BFF because I use it for EVERYTHING! Here on the blog, we have air fryer potato chips, air fryer coconut shrimp, and SO SO many more recipes for tasty food any time of day, even dessert! That’s right- air fryer cinnamon rolls are where it’s at. Today’s air fryer roasted broccoli is super easy to throw together, unbelievably flavorful, AND is a healthy and delicious side for any main dish. It’s got the best of all your favorite Asian cuisine flavors and will bring life to your broccoli. You and your crew will absolutely love it!
For this broccoli in air fryer, you’ll need broccoli, of course, as well as a bunch of healthy and flavorful sauces and spices to bring out the best in it! Here’s what you’ll need to round up before getting started:
- Peanut Oil
- Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce
- Rice Vinegar
- Roasted Salted Peanuts
- Fresh Lime Juice
How to cook Air Fryer Broccoli
If you think that making delicious, nutritious and flavorful food has to be super difficult, this recipe will prove you wrong! You can whip it up in a pinch with the help of a trusty air fryer, and the whole family is going to go crazy over it! Here’s how:
Add the broccoli, peanut oil, garlic, and a bit of sea salt to a large bowl. Toss to combine.
Spread the broccoli in a single layer, if possible, in the mesh basket of your air fryer. Cook at 400 degrees Fahrenheit until the broccoli is done.
Prepare the Sauce
While the broccoli is roasting in the air fryer, combined the soy sauce, honey, sriracha and rice vinegar in a small, microwave safe bowl. Pop it in the microwave for a bit to melt the honey, then remove and whisk until smooth.
Once the broccoli is cooked, transfer it back to a large bowl and add the soy sauce mixture. Toss to evenly coat it.
Add the chopped peanuts and squeeze some lime juice over top, then serve and DEVOUR!
While this air fryer broccoli is a tasty snack or appetizer all on its own, I usually recommend serving it as a side! I love enjoying it alongside asian turkey meatballs or asian instant pot pork tenderloin and a heaping pile of paleo cauliflower fried rice to finish off the plate.
Broccoli Air Fryer Recipe FAQ
YES! Broccoli contains vitamins A, C, K and a variety of B vitamins as well. It’s FULL of nutrients to keep you healthy, protein to keep you full, and fiber to keep your digestive system functioning well. Incorporating broccoli into your diet is a good idea!
While I do recommend using fresh broccoli, it is possible to use frozen broccoli for this recipe. Make sure you thaw it and squeeze out some of the moisture before cooking, as frozen broccoli won’t get as crispy.
This will keep well as a meal prep side dish if you make it ahead of time, although it will not stay crispy!
Other recipes you might like:
- 1 Lb Broccoli, Cut into florets
- 1 1/2 Tbsp Peanut oil
- 1 Tbsp Garlic, minced
- 2 Tbsp Reduced sodium soy sauce
- 2 tsp Honey (or agave)
- 2 tsp Sriracha
- 1 tsp Rice vinegar
- 1/3 Cup Roasted salted peanuts
- Fresh lime juice (optional)
- 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 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.)
Tips & Notes:
Recipes written and produced on Food Faith Fitness are for informational purposes only.
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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