Intro: 30 Plant Based Air Fryer Recipes

Looking for a healthier alternative to deep-frying? One to bust out your air fryer again! This useful kitchen appliance can cook pretty much anything. And once you get cooking you won’t be able to stop. Like this list of recipes from appetizers to main dishes—and even desserts! These easy vegan air fried meals are the best around! They’re healthy and ready to satisfy your every craving. 

Air fryer recipes are healthy, easy, and flavorful. Hot air circulated around the food inside the basket. This creates a crispy outer layer without excess oil. These 30 vegan air fryer recipes are healthy and delicious. If you are looking for simple plant based dishes to make without excess oil and all the flavor, these are the ones for you!

Recipes With The Lowest Calories

The Best Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash 

This spaghetti squash makes an amazing side dish or pasta replacements in any of your favourite dishes. Cooked in the air fryer the squash is delicious every time. Each tender strand has a bit of bite and is ready to be topped with your favourite sauce or seasoned with a drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle of nutritional yeast.

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Spaghetti squash recipe

Spicy Air Fryer Asparagus Recipe 

Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables. It’s tasty and delicious in the air fryer as well. It’s so flavorful and easy to make. Asparagus comes out crunchy and crisp as well.

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Spicy Asparagus

Sweet Potato French Fries

Sweet potato fries are packed with vitamin A. Additionally this vegan air fryer recipe is mouthwatering and so simple.

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries Recipe
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

Air Fryer Apple Chips Recipe

Apples are healthy, sweet, and low in calories. They need no oil or sugar in order to become delicious chips.

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Air Fryer Apple Chips Recipe

Easy Air Fried Chickpeas

If you are on the lookout for healthier snack options, then these plant based and gluten-free Chickpeas is what you need! They are crispy and ‘cheesy’ bites that are ready in just 13 minutes using 4 simple ingredients. For example Organic Garbanzo Beans and my favorite spices.

Crispy Chickpeas

The Best Brussels Sprouts

Cook super crispy Brussels Sprouts using your Air Fryer! This easy vegan recipe is garlicky, with perfectly crunchy layers and tender insides in every bite. It is a delight to your senses. Don’t forget to toss them in a soy-balsamic sauce for an Asian fusion finish that will make you want seconds!

Best Brussels Sprouts

Crispy Kale Chips

Air Fryer Kale Chips are the perfect way to eat kale! These crispy kale chips are heavenly, nutritious, and low calorie. This snack can be made in less than 20 minutes. 

Perfect Kale Chips

Easy Buffalo Cauliflower

This plant based Buffalo Cauliflower dish brought to you by The Essential Vegan Air Fryer cookbook is a tasty and healthy meatless twist on a classic American dish, Buffalo wings. Fully packed with amazing flavors, it’s quick and easy to make in the air fryer. It even comes with a heavenly spicy buffalo sauce made with aquafaba! 

Best Buffalo Cauliflower

Aioli Artichokes

Air fried artichokes are a mouthwatering simple side dish. Using this amazing appliance, you can cook tender and flavorful air fryer artichokes in under 10 minutes. Don’t forget to serve them with homemade garlic aioli. 

Best For A Vegan Meal

The Best Air Fried Eggplant

This easy 30-Minute Air Fryer Eggplant is so crispy, crunchy and perfect with pasta and marinara and topped with fresh basil. It’s the best option for a fancy-ish weeknight dinner meal that is sure to please all.

Exceptional Eggplant

Simple Falafel

This easy Falafel air fryer recipe is the best delicious healthy replacement for deep fried. Made with soft soaked chickpeas, this vegan falafels recipe is ready in just 15 minutes. You can make them in the oven too.

Fantastic Falafel

Stuffed Vegan Peppers

Vegan recipe for stuffed peppers is quick, scrumptious, and so versatile! Use the DIY vegan ground “beef” recipe or your crumbled tempeh. With marinara sauce, vegan cheese, cooked rice, and a few spices, this tummy warming and healthy whole food dinner is on the table in no time!

Meatless Stuffed Peppers

Crispy Vegan Calamari

Out of this world crispy Vegan Calamari made in the is healthy, plant-based, gluten-free, allergy-free, and oil-free! Cooked with Hearts of Palm and a light seasoned breading, this animal-free calamari dish will knock your socks off and become your new favorite appetizer for impressing guests!

Crispy Calamari Vegan Style

Air Fryer Vegetable Samosas 

Easy Air Fried Vegetable Samosas are crispy, flaky and stuffed with spicy potato filling. It only takes 10 minutes to cook too! Serve this plant based version of samosa with a cilantro sauce and a little salad for a mouthwatering dinner that’s filling and nutritious.

Sumptuous Samosas

Vegan Butternut Squash 

Soft, crispy, and mildly caramelized butternut squash air fries in just 15 minutes. It’s my favorite delicious gluten-free, WFPB, paleo, whole30, vegan main course. If you’re really hungry make it a great side dish for almost any main.

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Best Butternut Squash

Highest Protein

Smokey Garlic Tasty Tempeh 

Super flakey, satisfying and flavorful Tempeh will become your favorite in no time! This Tempeh recipe could not be more simple to make! It’s organically gluten-free and plant based, with mild hints of garlic. So smoky and savory you won’t want to share.

Tasty Tempeh

Maple Soy Glaze Tempeh 

You have to make this Air Fryer Tempeh recipe because is a fast and totally scrumptious way to prepare plant based protein! It’s marinated in a smoky maple-soy glaze before cooking for only 10 minutes. You will adore this sticky and heavenly bites of tempeh on salads, grains, or as a simple protein-rich snack.

Soy Glaze Tempeh 

Lightly Breaded Tofu Nuggets

All you need to enjoy these tofu nuggets is: cornmeal, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, smoked paprika, nutritional yeast, salt, and pepper. Delicious!

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Healthy Air Fryer Dessert Recipe Ideas

Air Fried Snowballs 

It’s unbelievable how easy this vegan air fryer snowball recipe is to make. They include pistachios and cranberries which are two of my absolute favorites! 

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Sweet Snowballs

Oil Free Pineapples 

Sweet and caramelized  air fryer pineapple is an absolutely heavenly healthier dessert or side dish that you’ll want to eat all the time. Easy to make, with just 4 ingredients needed and ready in under 20 minutes.

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Perfect Pineapples

Air Fried Tostones

Tostones are the healthiest way to treat yourself to the classic twice-fried green plantains! Made without oil, these tostones are perfectly crispy on the outside, but tender on the inside! Starchy green plantains are smashed and twice air fried. This naturally gluten-free, plant based, vegan, and paleo Latin American and Caribbean side dish is slightly salty ready in 15 minutes!

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Tasty Tostones

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