Welcome to Airfryer vegetarian recipes – 7 magical ways to cook vegetables in the Airfryer.
I was once a vegetarian. It lasted a couple of years and I swapped meat for vegetables and I didn’t touch a piece of meat for a whole 2 years. For a teenager this is a big deal as we often change our minds so quickly, plus when you have parents that live and dream about meat it can often be a big change in eating habits.
I always loved vegetables so it wasn’t a problem. But growing up in the 90’s meant that dinner was on the table at 5pm when you got home from school and it would always come out of a can.
They normally came from Heinz and would involve macaroni cheese, spaghetti bolognese, and these awful things that were called canned meatballs along with the odd frozen turkey strip.
Not exactly a balanced diet and as I entered vegetarianism the spaghetti bolognese was replaced with macaroni cheese and all these years later I can’t stand those cans, though I am sure there is another generation of kids that have them served each night as dinner.
But this is when the airfryer comes in as it can deliver some amazing vegetarian meals with very little preparation time and kids will actually look forward to eating vegetables.
You don’t have to be a vegetarian to enjoy these recipes. I am not and haven’t been a vegetarian for a number of years. These recipes are great side dishes, perfect for if like my mum you have a teenage vegetarian to accommodate, or just want to get in your 5 a day. I also use several of these recipes as a way to get rid of vegetables before it goes past its sell by date.
First Let’s Talk Air Fryers
As you are probably aware this blog is about kitchen gadgets. We love kitchen gadgets as a way to make cooking in the kitchen easier for families. We love our Instant Pot, slow cooker, blender, juicer, soup maker and of course our air fryer.
Air fryers were originally a way for fat people to still eat their fries but with a lot less oil and hopefully lose some weight at the same time. We bought our Philips Airfryer when we were both obese and it has served us well.
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Over the years we have discovered that air fryers are not just for making French Fries in but they can serve as a purpose for a whole variety of recipes and we love sharing our new air fryer creations with our readers.
This is the one we have:
We have had our air fryer for over 5 years. We can’t remember the actual date we got it but we do remember that we had it in 2011 but not sure of the exact time. Back then there was just Tefal and Philips selling them and we went with Philips!
It is often strange if we go a day without using it and we love it for quick healthy meals or sides.
At the time we paid about 120€ for it and it amazes me how long it has lasted without any issues.
7 Magical Ways To Cook Vegetables In The Airfryer
Why this vegetarian recipe is fantastic for the Airfryer: we all love fries right? Well with this recipe it is having fries whenever you like but with the nutrition point of view of being 100% Paleo and enjoying all those delicious vegetables. Chop up vegetables that you have leftover or serve these to your kids after school as you will find that they will actually eat their veg!
Why this vegetarian recipe is fantastic for the Airfryer: If you think healthy vegetables cooked with little oil, then you have this recipe. Full of nutritional goodness and perfect for something quick for lunch or in the evening. We always say after eating this “why don’t we eat this more?”
Why this vegetarian recipe is fantastic for the Airfryer: Because it is just so simple….you grab all your favourite small bits of cauliflower that you have leftover in your fridge. Add the seasoning and throw them in the Airfryer. It is the perfect snack and great for kids that hate their vegetables.
Why this vegetarian recipe is fantastic for the Airfryer: Well because airfryers were invented for delicious homemade burgers! This cauliflower veggie burger is so easy to make and thanks to the crispy texture that you can get with an air fryer it makes the perfect meal.
Why this vegetarian recipe is fantastic for the Airfryer: This is yet another cauliflower classic made in the Airfryer. Plus this is another example of how you can take processed food and make a healthy take on it for the kids for their dinner when they come home from school. Though as a mum I love these too 🙂
Why this vegetarian recipe is fantastic for the Airfryer: Who doesn’t love garlic bread? Well in this recipe not only have you got delicious garlic bread, but five cheeses, warm bread and it is just AMAZING on every level!
Why this vegetarian recipe is fantastic for the Airfryer: If there is anything that makes a great lunch it has to be a toastie and in this recipe I am using leftover macaroni cheese for the perfect meal. My daughter loves this as it gives her 2 of her favourite foodie loves – cheese and bread!
Thanks for reading all about our favourite Airfryer vegetarian recipes and I hope I have given you some new ideas for cooking vegetables in your air fryer. Remember to unleash the full potential of your air fryer and that it is not just for making fries or for warming up your food!
In terms of getting yourself a good quality Airfryer (in case you don’t have one yet) we personally recommend The Philips Airfryer that we have loved and trusted for the last 5+ years.