Who doesn’t love avocados? They’re soft, creamy, savory, and totally delicious combined with almost any ingredient. Especially onions, garlic, tomatoes, jalapeños, and spices. So if you’re having guests or going to a potluck and you’re wondering how to make the best guacamole dip, this is the recipe for you.
How to pick ripe avocados?
One thing that is an absolute must for the best guacamole is ripe avocados. So how do you make sure you select good ones? When you go to your local market pick up an avocado and give it a light squeeze. It should have a firm feel yet when pressure is applied it should yield. If it’s too hard to squeeze at all that means it’s not ripe.
On the other hand if it is too soft and feels like mush that means it’s close to going bad. Essentially the avocado should feel slightly soft but not mushy. If your avocado isn’t ripe yet don’t worry! Simply set it by your window for a day or two. That will hurry the process up.
How to chop onions without crying?
Do your eyes burn and water up every time you peel or chop onions? Mine do, every single time! It’s so frustrating because I’m just trying to cook and get things done. When I learned this simple hack it changed the game for me. The reason our eyes water when we cut onions is because the chemicals in the onion are attracted to moisture.
If you put a clean wet rag or sponge next to your onion while chopping that will change the trajectory of the chemical! I do this every single time I make guacamole now and it’s helped so much.
What to serve with Guacamole?
Guacamole is absolutely heavenly but we usually don’t eat it by itself! Although I probably could from time to time, it’s definitely tastier with something else like chips, tacos, burritos, and more. The following recipes are my favorite dishes to serve with guac.
We all know avocados brown quickly when exposed to the air. Luckily the acidity in the lime juice and tomatoes is like a mild preservative. Additionally the salt in the seasoning prolongs browning as well. So just wrap the top tight with plastic wrap and you can store your avocado dip for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.
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!
This sugar free raspberry ice cream is amazingly creamy and perfect for curbing those sweet treat cravings! If I lost you at sugar free, come back! Even my kids think this ice cream is heavenly and beg me to make it all the time. What’s best it that it’s vegan, low carb, and keto friendly.
You will love the flavor when using monk fruit and sugar free raspberry syrup. This ice ream can be semi-low carb or fully keto, it just depends on the sugar replacement you end up using. I use Monkfruit sugar 1:1 ratio but can also use sugar free raspberry syrup or full sugar raspberry syrup.
Types of sugar free raspberry syrup
Torani Sugar Free Raspberry Syrup (750 mL /25.4 oz) for $8.99 – Fresh raspberry flavor and sweetened with Sucralose, has 4.6 out of 5 stars.
Da Vinci Sugar Free Raspberry Syrup with Splenda – 750 ml bottle for $6.98 – Made with Splenda in order to compliment and not overpower. Dissolves well in hot and cold beverages and resistant curdling in milk. Kosher certified, has 4.4 out of 5 stars.
Monin Sugar Free Raspberry Syrup 750 ml for $6.89 – lightly sweetened yet full-flavored with a blend of sucralose and erythritol. Has 4.7 out of 5 stars.
Nature’s Hollow Sugar Free Syrup, Raspberry – 8.5 fl oz bottle for $5.99 – a thinner syrup, and has NO aftertaste, but it does have a slightly fruity / tangy finish. 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Refrigerate canned coconut milk overnight for best results Freeze the churning pan for the ice cream maker overnight
Blend the raspberries first into a purée Combine the rest of the ice cream ingredients in the blender and blend until thoroughly combined Add to frozen ice cream maker pan and churn for about 45 minutes or whatever time the makers Instructions say
Instructions if you don’t have an ice cream maker!
Add blended mixture to a freezer-safe container and freeze.
Once every hour remove stir /whisk the ice cream mixture.
Do this for 6-8 hours while continuing to freeze until completely firm before serving.
How To Store Keto Vegan Raspberry Ice Cream
A Specialty Ice Cream Container – There’s specialized products available just for storing your ice cream recipes. Such as rubber tubs with lids you can get online or at a local food store.
Freezer-Safe Plastic Containers – If you have a a set of Tupperware or Rubbermaid containers at home you use for that will work great for storing ice cream, and they’re a lot more affordable than specialty ice cream containers. Plus it’s easier to stack with your other freezer items.
An Old Ice Cream Container – Don’t throw away those plastic gelato or sorbet containers! Just given them a quick rinse with dish soap and warm water, let them dry, then re-use! It’s the most economical and environmentally friendly!
1Cup (8 oz)Monk Fruit Sweetener(1 to 1 ratio) sugar
1Cup (8oz)Almond Milk
2Tsp (8.4g)sugar free raspberry syrup or raspberry flavoring
Refrigerate canned coconut milk overnight for best results
Freeze the churning pan for the ice cream maker overnight
Blend the raspberries first into a purée
Combine the rest of the ice cream ingredients in the blender and blend until thoroughly combined
Add to frozen ice cream maker pan and churn for about 45 minutes or whatever time the makers Instructions say
No Ice Cream Machine/ No Churn Directions
Add blended mixture to a freezer-safe container and freeze
Once every hour remove stir /whisk the ice cream mixture
Do this for 6-8 hours while continuing to freeze until completely firm before serving
Can you eat ice cream on keto?
Keto dieting requires significantly reducing your carbohydrate intake while simultaneously eating the majority of your calories from fat and a decent amount of calories from protein. Regular ice cream is PACKED with sugar and therefore extremely high in carb it would not be a standard food to eat on keto (unless you’re having yourself a little cheat day!) However, luckily, there are ways to enjoy ice cream that is sugar free and low carb! While standard ice cream is made with granulated sugar, keto ice cream is made with low- or no-calorie, low-carb sweeteners, like stevia, monk fruit, and sugar alcohols, such as erythritol and/or xylitol. You can find some at the grocery store or make your own!
This keto vegan salted caramel donut dessert is so amazing! Baked donuts are the best salted low carb treat to satisfy your sweet tooth. I used Walden Farms zero calorie syrup for this one but you could use any similar type of syrup. Another low carb ingredient I used for this recipe is silken tofu. It’s perfect for making vegan sweets.
Walden Farms have a wide variety of zero calorie vegan sauce and syrups. And I’ll tell you the truth right now, they are not all that amazing. I have not tasted every single one though. However the caramel syrup by Walden Farms is actually really delicious. It’s perfect for this low carb donuts recipe. Additionally it’s really thick when it’s properly chilled, which makes is great for dipping fruit and things.
Another cool thing is that you can bake with it. It’s amazing for Keto breakfast. This sugar free donuts recipe is my favorite salted caramel dessert. In fact it’s my favorite way to make baked donuts.
What other sugar free syrup could I use?
Zero Calorie & Sugar Free Blueberry Syrup by Walden Farms is thick when cold and super tasty. So if you prefer blueberry to caramel you this flavor! 12 oz bottle costs about $6.
Zero Calorie & Sugar Free Pancake Syrup by Walden Farms is great for that pancake flavor. Make it maple! If you prefer that is. 12 oz bottle costs about $6.
NuNaturals Premium Plant Based Vanilla Syrup is Sugar-Free and Stevia Sweetened. I love vanilla so if you do too try this brand of keto vegan sugar free syrup. 16 Ounce costs under $20.
What’s the best donut pan?
Wilton Non-Stick 6-Cavity Donut Baking Pans, 2-Count – these alloy steal pans are dishwasher safe and great for baked keto donuts! They’re durable, easy to use, easy to clean, and make for easy removal. $25.99 on Amazon.
GEZAN 12 Cavity Non Stick Donut Baking Pan – At approximately $15 you get great value for money, plus they’re durable, easy to use and clean, easy to clean, and your donuts will slide right out!
Why you will love Keto Salted Caramel Donuts
They’re low carb, vegan, Gluten free, sugar free yet still packed with delicious flavor.
You can meal prep them by making multiple batches and storing in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Eat them for breakfast, snacks, and dessert.
Curbs your sugar cravings instantly!
Easy to adjust: add sugar free chocolate chips, coconut flakes, or seeds.
If you don’t want to use the caramel syrup for the glaze you can easily make a simple keto donut drizzle. All you need is: 1. ¼ cup vegan butter 2. ¼ cup Swerve or powdered Monk Fruit Sweetener 3. 1 teaspoon vanilla. 4. Melt the vegan butter in a small saucepan on low heat, add the vanilla extract, then sift in the keto sweetener. Turn off heat as you whisk in the sweetener. Allow it to cook off to room temperature before glazing donuts!
You might wonder can I drink coffee on keto? Listen I can not live without coffee! I love chocolate in all forms so of course I’m going to want a mocha cafe Frappuccino. That’s why I love this recipe for copycat low carb Starbucks mocha latte. What’s better than an iced coffee recipe at home? It’s a fraction of the price and tastes even better.
I used to go get the strongest coffee at Starbucks all the time too. But since I’m not trying to spend 5$ per day, it’s easier and cheaper to make these lattes and Frappuccino’s at home.
What to serve with copycat Starbucks Mocha Latte
About the ingredients
Almond milk is the lowest carb milk out there. I love the taste too. Almond milk has me forgetting all about dairy in my drinks cereals and coffee. It’s great in this keto recipe for starbucks mocha latte.
Cocoa is also rich in caffeine making it even better for your low carb and Keto Diet. This is due to the fact that caffeine suppresses the appetite! The cocoa bean is rich in Polyphenols.
You only need 6 easy ingredients to make this Keto latte. All you need is 1/3 cup coffee strongly brewed, 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk vanilla, and 2 tbsp cocoa powder. Also 1 tbsp monk fruit (or Keto sweetener of your choice,1/4 tsp xanthan gum, and 1 cup ice. You will absolutely love this simple Mocha Latte.
One of the ingredients for this recipe for low carb copycat Starbucks cafe mocha latte is called xanthan gum. Xanthan gum is a sugar-like compound made by mixing aged sugars with a certain type of bacteria. Xanthum gum is a sweet thickening and stabilizing Ingredient. Other ingredients include brewed coffee, almond milk, and cocoa powder.
My favorite coffee grounds
Starbucks Medium Roast Ground Coffee Pike Place Roast
100% Arabica beans
1 bag (28 oz.) is about $16
These coffee grounds are well-rounded with a slightly nutty taste of cocoa.
Starbucks French Roast Dark Roast Ground Coffee
28 Ounce (Pack of 1) bag about $16
These dark roast beans have a bold full body robust flavor