Air Fryer Zucchini

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Air Fryer Zucchini

Preparing air fryer zucchini is easy and you are rewarded with a delicious side dish in a matter of minutes. All you need are a few ingredients to pull this delicious recipe together. Don’t miss out on this simple, and delicious recipe. 

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Amazing Air Fryer Zucchini

Air fryer zucchini not only tastes amazing, but it is so easy to make, it’s an all-around win-win of a dish! You can easily prepare zucchini with only a few additional ingredients and have it ready in a matter of minutes. Make sure you check out the detailed recipe below. This is one you won’t want to miss out on! 

Air-Fryer Zucchini (Low-Carb + Keto!)

Air fryer zucchini is the perfect side dish, not only because it is super easy to make, but also because it is healthy for you as well. This zucchini recipe is not only low carb but it is also keto-friendly. Say what?! That’s right! Plus, it tastes great, it doesn’t get much better than this! 

Why You Will Just Love This Recipe

We are so excited to share this recipe with you because you are just going to love it! Zucchini is so easy to make, healthy for you, and it tastes amazing. With all these going for this delicious recipe, you just can’t go wrong! 

What type of zucchini are best for this recipe?

There are a lot of different varieties of zucchini. Because there are so many options to choose from it is good to know what will make the best air fryer zucchini. We highly recommend using Black Beauty, Coccozella, Gadzukes, Caserta, or Dunja zucchini for this recipe. 

Let’s Make Air Fryer Zucchini!

What tools do you need to make this recipe?

Before you start it is important to have the correct kitchen tools in order to make this recipe. There are only a few things you will need. 

Equipment

Air fryer

Mandolin or knife 

Mixing bowl

Easy Air Fryer Zucchini Recipe

Recipe ingredients:

Zucchini

Olive oil

Garlic salt

Lemon juice

Salt and pepper

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Recipe substitutions:

Zucchini. We recommend using zucchini for this air fryer recipe, however, you may also substitute with yellow summer squash if desired. 

Olive oil. Our favorite oil to use for this recipe is olive oil because it tastes great and is relatively beneficial to your health. However, if needed you may substitute olive oil for another type of oil or butter but be aware of that oil smoke point.

Lemon juice. Lemon juice service helps prevent your squash from turning brown, and it helps to look at the overall flavor of your zucchini. If needed you may substitute lemon juice for freshly squeezed lemon juice, or lime juice. 

Seasonings. Zucchini does not require a lot of extra flavors to be added to it. Some of our favorite seasonings to add to zucchini include garlic salt, salt, and pepper. This allows you to add a slight bit of flavor, without overpowering your zucchini. You may substitute these seasonings as desired.

How to make this air fryer zucchini:

Preheat the Air Fryer

Begin by preheating your air fryer to 400°F. Allow your air fryer to warm before you add your zucchini. 

How to Cut Zucchini

While your air fryer is warming up, prepare your zucchini. Rinse and dry each squash, then remove both ends. Slice your zucchini into pieces that are approximately ¼ inch thick. 

Season the Zucchini

Add your sliced zucchini into a mixing bowl. Add your seasonings and olive oil. Toss until combined. 

Into the Air Fryer

Move your prepared zucchini slices into the air fryer basket, allow for any excess oil to drain, then place them into the air fryer. Air fry your zucchini for approximately 15-20 minutes depending on your air fryer. 

Remove & Enjoy!

Remove your zucchini from the air fryer when it is soft to the touch and slightly crispy. Serve while hot, and enjoy! 

Notes

If desired, you can add additional toppings to your zucchini before serving. Sprinkling them with Parmesan cheese is always a good option. 

Nutrition Information

We have estimated that this recipe contains approximately four servings. Each serving contains approximately 135 calories. We have also estimated that one serving contains 12.9g total fat, 0mg cholesterol, 16mg sodium, 5.5g total carbohydrates, and 1.9g protein. 

How much air fryer zucchini does this recipe make?

Using three medium-sized zucchinis, this recipe will make approximately four servings. 

Can you double or triple this recipe?

Yes! The only thing to keep in mind when doubling or tripling this recipe is to be careful to not fill your air fryer too full. You may have to make more than one batch if you wish to make more. 

What seasoning blends can you use on this zucchini?

There are many different kinds of seasoning blends you can use on this zucchini recipe. The sky is the limit really. Some of our favorite seasoning blends include Salt Sisters, Lowerys Seasoning Salt, and your basic garlic salt.

How do you serve this zucchini?

The best way to serve this zucchini is as a side dish. It is also best served fresh from your air fryer while it is hot. 

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Tips for Air Frying Success:

Drizzle them with olive oil. Before you air fry your zucchini slices, be sure to drizzle them with olive oil. 

Don’t crowd the air fryer. When air frying, it is important that you don’t try and cram a lot of food in it. This does not end well. 

Eat them right away. Air fried zucchini is the best when they are enjoyed fresh from your air fryer. This is why we recommend eating them right away. 

Storage Tips

Although you can store leftover air-fried zucchini for later, we strongly recommend that you enjoy them while fresh. Typically, your leftover zucchini will become mushy and not nearly as good the second time around. However, if you do need to save it for later, you can store it in your fridge for up to three days. 

Reheating Tips

The best way to reheat air fried zucchini is to reheat them in your oven or air fryer. To do this, preheat it to 350°F, then bake until warmed through. 

Can you Make these ahead?

Zucchini is best when made fresh. We do not recommend trying to make these ahead of time. 

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FAQS 

How do I store and reheat leftover zucchini?

Zucchini is best when it is enjoyed fresh. However, if needed you can store your leftovers in the fridge in an air-tight container. Then you can reheat your leftovers using your air fryer or oven to rewarm them.

What can I serve with air fryer zucchini?

Air fryer zucchini is a great side dish for any main meal. Some great main dishes include meatloaf, grilled chicken thighs, grilled chicken skewers, avocado bacon burger, or even steak. 

Is this recipe keto, low-carb, vegan, gluten-free, or paleo?

Yes! This recipe is great for your dietary needs. 

Can you also roast or bake this zucchini?

Yes, this zucchini can also be roasted, baked, or cooked on your stovetop. 

What air fryers are best for this recipe?

There are many different types of air fryers. Typically, the egg-shaped air fryers will do a better job at making zucchini. 

What do I serve with this zucchini?

There are many things you can serve with this zucchini recipe. This recipe makes the perfect side dish. Simply serve it alongside your favorite meat or pasta. 

How do I keep the zucchini from sticking?

Tossing your zucchini in olive oil before they are air-fried will help to prevent them from sticking. 

Can I use frozen zucchini?

We would strongly recommend that you use fresh zucchini for this recipe, rather than frozen. 

Can I omit the oil in this recipe?

The oil in this recipe can be left out, however, it will completely change the outcome of your zucchini. 

Can you make these in the oven?

Yes! Zucchini can also be baked in your oven if needed. Simply slice and prepare your zucchini as instructed. Then bake your zucchini until they are soft. 

Want to Make Baked Zucchini?

To make oven-baked zucchini, you will begin by preparing your zucchini. Then preheat your oven to 400°F. If you are able, place your zucchini on a rack above a pan, so that their juices can drain. Then bake your zucchini until they are soft.  

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Why You’ll Love This

This recipe is very easy to make, and it tastes delicious. With such a delightful flavor and ease of making, it is really difficult not to love this recipe! 

What to Serve with Air Fryer Zucchini Chips

There are many different things you can serve with this zucchini recipe. Air fryer zucchini makes the perfect side dish for any main dish. A few of our favorites to serve this recipe with include grilled chicken thighs, grilled chicken skewersand an avocado bacon burger.

Dips For Air Fryer Zucchini Chips

Adding a dip for your air fryer zucchini chips is another delicious addition. You don’t have to get very complicated with the dips you choose. You can simply use ranch or your favorite chip dip. 

Delicious Variations

Air Fryer Zucchini Fries

Not only can you enjoy sliced zucchini chips, but you can also mix things up and cut your zucchini into fry shapes. If you want, you can dip your fries into an egg wash, and then add some breadcrumbs for added flavor and texture before air frying your “healthy” fries. Feel free to mix up how you enjoy your air fryer zucchini. 

Air Fryer Zucchini Chips

Making air fryer zucchini is very easy to do, and it tastes amazing. In a matter of minutes, you can enjoy the fresh, delicious, taste of this great recipe. Be sure to try this tasty recipe for your next side dish! 

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