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.
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.
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 Apple Chips Recipe
Apples are healthy, sweet, and low in calories. They need no oil or sugar in order to become delicious chips.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
I really love this air fryer shishito pepper recipe. They’re savory and crispy with a little pop of heat. You can eat them as a healthy snack or side dish with soup, rice, or in a salad. They’re really good with some salt and sesame seeds.
This shishito peppers recipe is low in carbs and calories. Shishito peppers are an East Asian sweeter pepper whose wrinkled surface resembles ground cherries. You should remove the seeds and guts also because it’s very spicy. Additionally they’re healthy, vegan, and plant based.
I love making air fryer recipes because it creates a crispy texture without using oil. Just use a little non stick cooking spray to spray the basket. These peppers are small and slender like a finger. Their walls are thin and turns from green to red when opened.
When I make this shishito peppers recipe I remove the seeds even though only about one out of every eight peppers is spicy. Spiciness depends on external factors such as exposure to sunlight and stressors.
You only need a few easy ingredients to make this vegan plant based snack. The ingredients include 1 cup shishito peppers, 1/2 tbsp salt, 1 tsp pepper, 1 tbsp sesame seeds. Furthermore you can add any seasoning you like. Garlic powder and dried onion flakes are a tasty addition.
Start making your shishito peppers recipe by cutting the shishito peppers in half and removing the seeds/guts and rinse them. Set your air fryer to a temperature of 400 degrees F. Air fryer recipes with vegetables are super simple to make.
Next, spray the basket with non stick cooking spray (I like olive oil flavor). Toss your shishito peppers inside the air fryer basket and disperse them evenly. Sprinkle your shishito peppers recipe with the seasoning and seeds
Close the basket and cook for 5 minutes then open the basket and flip the peppers around. Cook your air fryer recipe again for another 3 minutes. This shishito peppers recipe is gluten free and vegan.
These vegan air fryer lentil sliders are the perfect plant based recipe for spring BBQs, picnics, and parties. Additionally they are the best homemade veggie burger recipe. I made these for my omnivore loved ones and they devoured them! Furthermore they’re cheap to make, plant based, and environmentally friendly. Lentils are a very nutritious and affordable legume.
This vegan lentil recipe is very affordable to make. Lentils are a very healthy plant based protein as well. Lentils provide protein, fiber, calcium, and vitamin C. They also contain iron, vitamin B6, and magnesium. Lentils are one of the healthiest legumes. That’s why these vegan sliders are so good for you.
At first I thought to use almond flour for this easy veggie burger recipe, but I was out of that ingredient. That’s when I realized I had an unopened box of croutons! Croutons are perfect for vegan sliders because they’re already seasoned and flavorful. Furthermore, croutons are crunchier than flour, which I find delicious. Not all croutons are vegan, so make sure you read the ingredients. Many croutons contains cheese or dairy of some kind.
It’s true that the majority of croutons are not vegan, so you’ll have to find a specifically vegan brand for this vegan lentil recipe. Vegan brands of croutons include Fresh Gourmet Organic Seasoned Croutons, Kelly’s Gourmet Cheezy Croutons, and Carrington Farms Organic Crouton.
This veggie burger recipe is so simple to make
All you need to make vegan air fryer lentil sliders is 1 cup lentils dry, 2 cups water, and 1 cup croutons of your choice. Vegan brands of croutons include: Fresh Gourmet Organic Seasoned Croutons, Kelly’s Gourmet Cheezy Croutons, and Carrington Farms Organic Crouton. One of my favorite croutons are Fresh Gourmet Organic Seasoned Croutons.
Other ingredients for this vegan lentil recipe includes 1 tbsp olive oil but can replace with vegetable broth for oil free. You will also need 1/2 cup almond milk and 1 tsp salt. Due to the fact that croutons already contain seasoning I didn’t add more than 1 tsp salt. However you can season the veggie patties to your taste. You can season your patties however you like.
The directions for this easy veggie burger recipe are so simple as well. First, use a medium to large cooking pot to cook 1 cup lentils in 2 cups water. Boil the lentils for approximately 10 to 12 minutes, stir occasionally.
Next, remove heat and allow lentils to cool off for at least 10 minutes. Then, in a food processor or blender combine croutons and lentils and blend until thoroughly combined. Add 1 tbsp olive oil, 1/2 cup milk, and 1 tsp salt into the food processor also, and blend again until thoroughly combined.
The easy vegan lentil slider “dough” should be thick and slightly sticky. Next, roll the lentil “dough” into 8 evenly sized balls. Line your air fryer basket with foil. Space out the lentil slider balls on the foil. Next, set your air fryer to 350 degrees F.
Cook vegan sliders in the air fryer for 8 to 10 minutes
These veggie patties are so flavorful and delicious.
Appetizer, Main Course
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2CupsWaterFor cooking the lentils
1Cupcroutons of your choice (vegan brands include: Fresh Gourmet Organic Seasoned Croutons, Kelly's Gourmet Cheezy Croutons, and Carrington Farms Organic Crouton)
1TbspOlive oilCan replace with vegetable broth for oil free
Use a medium to large cooking pot to cook 1 cup lentils in 2 cups water for approximately 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally
Remove heat and allow lentils to cool off for at least 10 minutes
In a food processor or blender combine croutons and lentils and blend until thoroughly combined
Then add 1 tbsp olive oil, 1/2 cup milk, and 1 tsp salt into the food processor also, and blend again until thoroughly combined
The lentil slider “dough” should be thick and slightly sticky
Roll the lentil “dough” into 8 evenly sized balls
Line your air fryer basket with foil
Space out the lentil slider balls on the foil
Set your air fryer to 350 degrees F
Cook them in the air fryer for 8 to 10 minutes
Recipe notes: I love to top my lentil sliders with vegan mayonnaise, avocado, lettuce, and vegan cheese!
Amount per serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.5g 8%
Saturated Fat 3.7g 19%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 356mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 18.6g 7%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 1.2g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 281mg 6%
I’m about to make these Vegan Air Fryer Lentil Sliders again for dinner. We have plenty of lentils, croutons, and seasonings for now. My son loves to eat these veggie patties in a sandwich with vegan mayo and avocado. They’re delicious in lettuce wraps as well.
I got my air fryer as a Christmas gift from my mom. I’m so glad she got it for me. It’s perfect for making Vegan Air Fryer Lentil Sliders. It’s also great for making dried fruit, vegetables, and chickpeas! What do you like to cook in an air fryer?
This spicy air fryer asparagus recipe is the perfect plant based snack or side dish. My family and I love asparagus and it’s really healthy too. Asparagus in the air fryer is easy, healthy, and delicious. Interestingly, asparagus is found in one of the oldest surviving recipes known to mankind!
Air fryer recipes are amazing because they don’t need oil and crisp up so delightfully. An air fryer is a countertop kitchen appliance like a toaster oven or waffle maker.
It circulates hot air around food in order to cook it. Most air fryer models come in a two-liter to six-liter capacity and can cost anywhere from $70 to $200 depending on the model.
Asparagus in the air fryer is so healthy. It is low in calories and rich in protein and fiber. Asparagus provides vitamin A, thiamine, and riboflavin. Also vitamin K, calcium, iron, and a variety of other nutrients. I love make asparagus in my air fryer because they get a crispy outer texture like French fries.
This vegan side dish is so simple to make
You only need a few simple ingredients to make this spicy air fryer asparagus recipe. All you need is about 12 asparagus spears
1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp chipotle powder seasoning, or seasoning of your choice. It’s also helpful to use non stick cooking spray in the air fryer basket.
Start making asparagus in the air fryer by cutting the bottoms off the asparagus spears. Spray the bottom of the air fryer basket with non stick cooking spray. Place the asparagus spears flat in the air fryer basket, ensure they are not overlapping
Sprinkle the asparagus evenly with the seasoning. Set the temperature to 350 degrees F. Cook them for 10 minutes. The asparagus will be fully cooked, however if you like them a little more crispy, cook for another 5 minutes.
I love making these air fryer sweet potato fries. They are perfectly sweet and salty. Not to mention crispy on the outside and soft in the inside. My whole family loves to eat this vegan side dish.
Air fryer recipes are amazing because they don’t need oil and crisp up so delightfully. An air fryer is a countertop kitchen appliance like a toaster oven or waffle maker. It circulates hot air around food in order to cook it. Most air fryers come in a two-liter to six-liter capacity and can cost anywhere from $70 to $200 depending on the model.
Yams make the best plant based side dish because these are so nutritious. They contain simple starches, complex carbs, and dietary fiber. Additionally they contain beta-carotene which is a pro vitamin A carotenoid. Everyone will love this family friendly vegan recipe.
Air fryer sweet potato fries also contain vitamin B5, vitamin B6, and Manganese. They also provide vitamin C, calcium, iron, and zinc. These are just some of the reasons why this air fryer recipe is healthy and delicious.
This plant based side dish is so easy to make
You only need 4 or 5 simple ingredients to make this air fryer sweet potato fries. Ingredients include 1 medium sweet potato, 1 tbsp coconut oil (optional), and 1/2 tbsp salt. Also 1 tsp black pepper and 1 tsp nutmeg.
The directions are so easy as well. First, use a vegetable peeler to remove the sweet potato skin. Unless you like the skin then leaving it on it fine. Next, cut your sweet potato into approximately 1/4 inch thick French fries (size does not have to be perfect, just do your best to make them similar in size so they cook evenly)
In a medium to large mixing bowl add the sweet potato fries, melted coconut oil (optional) and seasoning, and toss. The best way to make the sweet potato fries evenly cooked and crispy is to work in batches depending on the size of your air fryer basket.
Spray the air fryer basket with non stick cooking spray (optional but helps to avoid sticking to the basket and for easier removal). This delicious plant based snack is easy, gluten free, and paleo!
Next, spread out an even layer of sweet potato fries in the air fryer basket. Cook at 375 degrees for about 8 minutes then use a spatula to flip the fries over. Cook again for another 5 to 8 minutes until thoroughly cooked and crispy. If they still seem a little soft or uncooked try cooking for another 3 to 5 minutes in the air fryer. These sweet potato French fries are great for kids and adults alike!
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Use a vegetable peeler to remove the skin (unless you like the skin then leaving it on it fine)
If you do chose to leave the skin just make sure to rinse it well
Cut your sweet potato into approximately 1/4 inch thick French fries (size does not have to be perfect, just do your best to make them similar in size so they cook evenly)
In a medium to large mixing bowl add the sweet potato fries, melted coconut oil (optional) and seasoning, and toss
The best way to make the sweet potato fries evenly cooked and crispy is to work in batches depending on the size of your air fryer basket
Spray the air fryer basket with non stick cooking spray (optional but helps to avoid sticking to the basket and for easier removal)
Spread out an even layer of sweet potato fries.
Cook at 375 degrees for about 8 minutes then use a spatula to flip the fries over
Cook again for another 5 to 8 minutes until thoroughly cooked and crispy
If they still seem a little soft or uncooked try cooking for another 3 to 5 minutes
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